• Director

Prof. Dr Jörg Faust

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Jörg Faust is director of the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) and Extraordinary Professor of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He holds a doctoral degree in political science from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and a Master in Business Administration from Mannheim University. Before joining DEval he was Head of Department at the German Development Institute (DIE). He is the Chair of the OECD/DAC Network on Development Evaluation (EvalNet) and a member of the scientific advisory board for the Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI).

Key qualifications

Thematic focus

bilateral and multilateral development cooperation,

political determinants of economic development,

democratisation and decentralisation processes,

fragile states,

conflict studies

Methodological focus

Quantitative and qualitative methods of empirical social research and evaluation

Research and evaluation management


Selected Publications

Masaki, T., Parks, B. C., Faust, J., Leiderer, S., DiLorenzo, M. D. (2021), "Aid Management, Trust, and Development Policy Influence: New Evidence from a Survey of Public Sector Officials in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries", Studies in Comparative International Development.

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.

Bär, T., Faust, J., von Jan, S., Meyer, W. & Wein, S. (2019), „Die DeGEval-Standards in der deutschen bilateralen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit." Evaluation: Standards in unterschiedlichen Handlungsfeldern. hrsg. H.U. Hense, W. Böttcher, M. Kalman, W. Meyer. Münster, S. 165-183.

Bruder, M., Faust, J., & Krämer, M. (2019). Rigorous Impact Evaluation in German Development Cooperation. Policy Brief 05/2019. German Institute for Development Coopartion (DEval), Bonn.

Faust, J. & Verspohl, I. (2018). The OECD-DAC evaluation criteria: To reform or to transform? Policy Brief 09/18. German Institute for Development Coopartion (DEval), Bonn.

Bodenstein, T., Faust, J., Furness, M. (2017), “European Union Development Policy: Collective action in times of global transformation and domestic crisis”, Development Policy Review, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 441 – 453.

Bodenstein, T., Faust, J. (2017), “Who Cares? European Public Opinion on Foreign Aid and Political Conditionality”, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 55, No. 5, pp. 955 – 973.

Koch, S., Leiderer, S., Faust, J., Molenaers, N. (2017), “The rise and demise of European budget support: political economy of collective European Union donor action”, Development Policy Review, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 455 – 473.

Parks, B. C., Masaki, T., Faust, J., Leiderer, S. (2016), “Aid management, trust, and development policy influence: New evidence from a survey of public sector officials in low-income and middle-income countries”, AidData Working Paper, No. 30.

Faust, J. (2016), „Entwicklungstheorien und Entwicklungspolitik”, Politikwissenschaft. Eine Einführung, 8. Ed., edited by Hans-Joachim Lauth and Christian Wagner, Paderborn, pp. 322 – 356.

Faust, J., Grävingholt, J., Ziaja, S. (2015), “Foreign aid and the fragile consensus on state fragility”, Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 407 – 427.

Molenaers, N., Dellepiane, S., Faust, J. (2015), “Political Conditionality and Foreign Aid”, World Development, Vol. 75, pp. 2 – 12.

Bader, J., Faust, J. (2014), “Foreign aid, democratization, and autocratic survival”, International Studies Review, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 575 – 595.

Faust, J., Garcia, M. M. (2014), “With or without force? European public opinion on democracy promotion”, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 861 – 878.                         

Faust, J., Leiderer, S., Schmitt, J. (2012), “Financing poverty alleviation vs. promoting democracy? Multi-donor budget support in Zambia”, Democratization, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 438 – 464.

Faust, J., Messner, D. (2012), „Probleme globaler Entwicklung und die ministerielle Organisation der Entwicklungspolitik“, Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 165 – 175.

Faust, J., Harbers, I. (2012), “On the local politics of administrative decentralization: applying for policy responsibilities in Ecuador”, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 52 – 77.

Faust, J. (2010), “Policy experiments, democratic ownership and development assistance”, Development Policy Review, Vol. 28; No. 5, pp. 515 – 534.

Faust, J., Leiderer, S. (2010), „Die Effektivität der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit–Ergebnisse des ökonometrischen Ländervergleichs“, Wirksamere Entwicklungspolitik: Befunde, Reformen, Instrumente (Entwicklungstheorie und Entwicklungspolitik, Bd. 8), edited by Jörg Faust and Susanne Neubert, Baden-Baden, pp. 166 – 189.

Conzelmann, T., Faust, J. (2009), „‘Nord‘ und ‚Süd‘ im globalen Regieren, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 203 – 225.

Faust, J., Messner, D. (2008), „Arm, aber einflussreich: ‚Ankerländer‘ als außenpolitische Herausforderung“, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, Vol. 43, pp. 28 – 34.

Faust, J. (2008), “Are more democratic donor countries more development oriented? Domestic institutions and external development promotion in OECD countries”, World Development, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 383 – 398.

Faust, J. (2007), “Democracy's dividend: Political order and economic productivity”, World Political Science, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 1 – 29.

Faust, J., Messner, D. (2005), “Europe's new security strategy: challenges for development policy”, The European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 423 – 436.

Faust, J., Marx, J. (2004), „Zwischen Kultur und Kalkül? Vertrauen und Sozialkapital im Kontext der neoinstitutionalistischen Wende“, Swiss Political Science Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 29 – 55.

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