- Professional expertise: Development economics, Rural development, Social risk management, Social Protection, Insurance systems, Evaluation of health systems, Health care financing, Self-help Organisations and Cooperatives
- Methodological focus: Quantitative and qualitative methods of empirical social research and evaluation, Mixed methods approaches, Experimental and Quasi-experimental research designs
- Regional expertise: South Asia, South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Dr Gerald Leppert works as a Senior Evaluator at the Competence Centre Methods of DEval since October 2015. He graduated in economics and political science (MSc Econ. / Dipl-Volksw.) and holds a PhD in the fields of Social Policy and Economic Geography (Dr. rer. Pol.) from the University of Cologne. In his PhD, he focused on Social Risk Management strategies of individuals and households in developing countries as response to risks or shocks. He worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Heidelberg and at the Department for Cooperative Studies of the University of Cologne.
He has several years of experience leading and coordinating international research projects in low- and middle-income countries. He worked on several aspects of economic development and public health, e.g. inclusive financial systems and social risk management of vulnerable populations, social policy, land use planning, community-based and self-help organizations, health system innovations and health care financing.
He has been extensively working on survey design, quantitative methods (cross-sectional, longitudinal designs and quasi-(experimental) designs, such as randomized-controlled trials (RCTs), and mixed-methods designs, but also on qualitative methods and economic experiments.
Leppert, G., L. Hohfeld, M. Lech and T. Wencker (2018), Impact, Diffusion and Scaling-Up of a Comprehensive Land-Use Planning Approach in the Philippines. From Development Cooperation to National Policies, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Leppert, G. (2015) “Social Risk Management Strategies and Health Risk Exposure: Insights and Evidence from Ghana and Malawi”, Münster [u.a.]. [URL]
Abiiro, G. A., et al. (2014): “Developing attributes and attribute-levels for a discrete choice experiment on micro health insurance in rural Malawi”. BMC Health Services Research 2014, pp. 14-235.
Wang, Q., et al. (2014): “Health seeking behaviour and the related household out-of-pocket expenditure for chronic non-communicable diseases in rural Malawi”. Health Policy and Planning; 2014, pp. 1-11.
Leppert, G. (2012): “Operating on the edge: How to counter insurance-related financial risks in Micro Health Insurance beyond the scope of a single organisation?”, in Rösner et al. (eds.), Handbook of Micro Health Insurance in Africa, Social Protection in Health. Challenges, Needs and Solutions in International Health Care Financing, Vol. 1, Münster [a.o.], pp. 231-254.
Leppert, G., Degens, P., Ouedraogo, L. (2012): “Emergence of Micro Health Insurance in Sub-Saharan Africa”, in Rösner et al. (eds.), Handbook of Micro Health Insurance in Africa, Social Protection in Health. Challenges, Needs and Solutions in International Health Care Financing, Vol. 1, Münster [a.o.], pp. 37–58.
Ouedraogo, L., Degens, P., Leppert, G. (2012): “Social Protection in Health through Micro Health Insurance in sub-Saharan Africa”, in Rösner et al. (eds.), Handbook of Micro Health Insurance in Africa, Social Protection in Health. Challenges, Needs and Solutions in International Health Care Financing, Vol. 1, Münster [a.o.], pp. 3-18.
Rösner, H-J., et al. (eds.) (2012): “Handbook of Micro Health Insurance in Africa”, Social Protection in Health. Challenges, Needs and Solutions in International Health Care Financing, Vol. 1, Münster [a.o.]. [URL]
Leppert, G. (2012): “Financing health care - the role of micro health insurance in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Bloemertz, L. et al. (eds.), Risk and Africa – Conceptualizing risk in the context of contemporary Africa. Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung, Berlin [a.o.].
Degens, P., Müller, V.; Leppert, G. (2009): „Partizipation in Mikrokrankenversicherungen – komparative Vorteile für Genossenschaften?“ (Participation in micro health insurance units – comparative advantages of the mutual model?), in Rösner, H-J. et al. (eds.), Beiträge der genossenschaftlichen Selbsthilfe zur wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Entwicklung, Münster.
Leppert, G., Müller, V. (2008): „Stellenwert von Partizipation in kooperativen Formen des Risikomanagements in Entwicklungsgesellschaften – eine Analyse anhand von Mikrokrankenversicherungen“ (The relevance of participation in cooperative forms of risk management in developing countries – an analysis of micro health insurance units), Zeitschrift für das gesamte Genossenschaftswesen: "Risikomanagement durch genossenschaftliche Selbsthilfe", Sonderheft 2008.
Ramm, G., Leppert, G., Straehler-Pohl, K. (2007): Micro-insurance in Aceh - Feasibility Study, Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ).