• Senior-Evaluator - Team Leader

Dr Cornelia Römling

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Cornelia Römling is part of the DEval's Competence Centre for Evaluation Methodologies since 2019. Previously, she conducted research at the German Development Institute (DIE) on measuring results in development cooperation and provided policy advice in this field. From 2015-2018 Cornelia Römling carried out various evaluations for national and international clients when working at CEval (Centre for Evaluation). Part of her work focused on realising meta-evaluations on the quality of evaluation reports. Moreover, she carried out programme and project evaluations for various clients such as UNICEF, the Dutch Foreign Ministry or Engagement Global, applying a wide range of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods.

Cornelia Römling holds a Master's degree in International Economics with a focus on Development Economics and a PhD in Agricultural Economics with a thesis on "Overweight and Obesity in Developing Countries" from the University of Göttingen.

Key qualifications

Thematic focus

Development economics, esp. on nutrition

Methodological focus

Mixed method evaluations

M&E systems

Meta evaluations


Selected Publications

Noltze, M.; Köngeter, A.; Römling, C. and D. Hoffmann (2021), “Monitoring, evaluation and learning for climate risk management”, OECD Development Co[1]operation Working Paper No 92, OECD Publishing, Paris

Holzapfel, S. and  C. Römling (2020), Monitoring in German bilateral development cooperation: A case study of agricultural, rural development and food security projects, Discussion Paper 18/2020, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

Silvestrini, S., S. J. Väth, C. Römling, M. Lieckefett, P. Mikkolainen (2018), Meta-evaluation of project and programme evaluations in 2015-2017: Evaluation on Finland’s development policy and cooperation, Evaluation Report 2018/3, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki.

UNICEF (2018), Formative Evaluation of the Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI), Evaluation Report, United Nations Children’s Fund, New York.

Koy, J., C. Roemling, S. J. Väth (2016), Meta-Evaluierung der Projektevaluierungen aus den Jahren 2014 – 2015, Evaluation Report, Misereor, Aachen.

Roemling, C. and M. Qaim (2013), “Dual burden households and intra-household nutritional inequality in Indonesia”, Economics & Human Biology Vol. 11 (4), Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 563-573.

Roemling, C. and M. Qaim (2012), “Obesity trends and determinants in Indonesia”, Appetite Vol. 58 (3), Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 1005-1013.


Portrait von Dr. Cornelia Römling
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Dr Cornelia Römling

Senior-Evaluator - Team Leader

Phone: +49 (0)228 336907-996

E-mail: cornelia.roemling@DEval.org

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