• Team Leader FOCELAC

Sarah Desiree Klier

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Sarah Klier has over ten years of professional experience in evaluation and evaluation capacity development (ECD) in partner countries. She is technical manager of DEval’s work towards building evaluation capacities and team leader of the ECD project Focelac+. Sarah Klier has worked extensively with national evaluation systems in Latin America and her most recent academic research examines a systemic ECD approach from a theoretical perspective. As part of her role at DEval, Sarah Klier has also contributed to developing a set of instruments for country portfolio reviews. She previously worked as an evaluator and tutor at the Centrum für Evaluation (CEval) in Saarbrücken, where she carried out several evaluations in the field of international cooperation. Sarah Klier also taught on the part-time in-service “Master of Evaluation” degree programme at Saarland University.

Key Qualifications

Thematic focus


systemic evaluations and systemic ECD;

evaluation systems;

conducting complex impact evaluations

Methodological focus

Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD);

Implementation of large-scale impact evaluations


Regional focus

Latin America (Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia)

Africa (Kenya)

Asia (Nepal)


Selected Publications

Frölich, M., Landmann, A., Olapade, M., and Poppe, R. (2013). Non-experimental methodologies for quantitative analysis. In R. Radermacher and K. Roth (Eds.), Practical guide to impact assessments of microinsurance (chapter 6). Microinsurance Network and Micro Insurance Academy.

Poppe, R. (2012). Essays in Development Economics (Doctoral dissertation). University of Mannheim.


Portrait von Sarah Desiree Klier
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Sarah Desiree Klier

Evaluator - Team Leader ECD

Phone: +49 (0)228 336907-943

E-mail: sarah.klier@DEval.org

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