• Evaluator

Ezra Bender

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Ezra Bender is an evaluator at the Competence Center for Evaluation Methodology since April 2021. Prior to his assignment at DEval he was a M&E specialist for scaling innovations in agriculture and for corporate strategic evaluations at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). He studied „Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security (M.Sc.)” at the Institute for Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University (UNU-EHS) and the Department of Geography of the University of Bonn. His thematic expertise is in the field of climate change (adaptation, mitigation and socio-ecological vulnerability) and rural development. In his master thesis, he investigated the social co-benefits of the international forest protection programme REDD+ for local communities.  During his studies he gained relevant work experience in the field of development and climate policy at DEval and the German Development Institute (DIE).  

Key Qualifications

Thematic focus

Vulnerability and resilience

Rural development,

Climate change mitigation,

Climate change adaptation

Methodological focus

Qualitative and quantitative methods of empirical social research

Mixed- and multi-method research

Regional focus

Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

Current Evaluations at DEval

Community of Practice for evaluation methods, standards and processes

Evaluation of the Promotion of Protected Areas by the BMZ

Completed Evaluations

Wastewater management in provincial towns in Vietnam

Selected Publications

Frommé, E. (2018), “REDD+ as a no regret solution? Assessing REDD+ social co-benefits and their potential contribution to rural development”, unpublished master thesis, United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) und Geographisches Institut der Universität Bonn.

Hein, J., Guarin, A., Frommé, E. und Pauw, P. (2018), “Deforestation and the Paris Climate Agreement: An assessment of REDD+ in the national climate action plans”, Forest Policy and Economics, 90, pp. 7-11. [Link]

Pauw, W.P, Cassanmagnano, D., Mbeva, K., Hein, J., Guarin, A., Brandi, C., Dzebo, A., Canales, N., Adams, K.M., Atteridge, A., Bock, T., Helms, J., Zalewski, A., Frommé. E., Lindener, A., Muhammad, D. (2016), „NDC Explorer“, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), doi: 10.23661/ndc_explorer_2017_2.0


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Ezra Bender


Phone: +49 (0)228 336907-906

E-mail: ezra.bender@DEval.org

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