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Jens Eger

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Jens Eger joined Deval in June 2018. Previously, he worked as a consultant and researcher for various development cooperation organizations, such as the German Development Institute (DIE), the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), and DEval. His main research focus was on donors’ aid allocation and coordination. During his studies, he gained experience in civil society development cooperation as well as in German financial cooperation (KfW). As part of his master's degree in International Economics at the University of Göttingen, he completed a semester abroad in Development Statistics at the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. Therein, he focused on survey conception and evaluation. He completed his Bachelor in International Economics and Development at the University of Bayreuth, including an exchange semester ate the Keimyung University in Daegu South Korea.

Key Qualifications

Thematic focus

Public opinion,

development economics & econometrics

ODA allocation


Quantitative evaluation methods (quasi-experimental research and gravity models),



Selected Publications

Schneider, S. H., J. Eger, M. Bruder, J. Faust, L. H. Wieler (2020), "Does the COVID-19 pandemic threaten global solidarity? Evidence from Germany", World Development, Volume 140, 2021. [Link]

Sassenhagen, N., J. Eger, S. H. Schneider, M. Bruder, J. Faust (3. Dezember 2020), "Caught between solidarity and self-interest: Public support for development cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany", Blog Development Compass. [Link Development Compass] [Link DEval Blog +Evidenz, in German]

Eger, J., Öhler, H., & Rudolph, A. (2018), "Is the Sectoral Aid Allocation within Countries Need-Oriented?", DIE Discussion Paper, No. 17/2018, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, Bonn.

Ademmer, E., J. Eger, D. Hudson, S. H. Schneider, T. Stöhr und J. van Heerde-Hudson (2019), Comforting Immigration Critics? Public Opinion toward Development Aid as a Tool to Reduce Refugee Inflows to Germany, Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) Policy Brief 2019/1, [Link]



Portrait von Jens Eger
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Jens Eger


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