- Methodological competencies: Qualitative and quantitative empirical methods of social research and evaluation; data collection and analysis; instruments, processes and systemic questions of the German development cooperation; management of cooperation portfolio, designing and implementing evaluations, incl. country strategies; project management; planning and monitoring of development projects; result analysis; concept and execution of trainings in M&E.
- Professional expertise: Good governance; capacity development; gender studies and gender equity; migration; social structure analysis; management of natural resources; cooperation of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders on micro, meso and macro level.
- Regional focus: Latin America (esp. the Andean countries, Mexico).
Dennis Busemann studied sociology, psychology, media science and gender studies in Marburg, Germany and Cuernavaca, Mexico. Since 2006 he is working in development cooperation in various positions such as head of development cooperation, project manager, consultant and development worker. At the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) he specialized in fields like result-based planning, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development, gender equity and strategic issues in German development politics. He also designed and implemented evaluations. In Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru he has several years of work experience. Before he came to DEval in September 2017 he worked as head of development cooperation in the German embassy in Quito coordinating the cooperation and the performance of the German Government on the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development HABITAT III in Ecuador.
Kaplan, M., D. Busemann und K. Wirtgen (2020), Trilateral Cooperation in German Development Cooperation, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn. [Link]