References

Completed Assignments of Karsten Weitzenegger

  • Central American Integration System SICA., 2012-2014, Design and implementation of the program ‘Development of entrepreneurial skills in the professional training of young people in social disadvantage’ with 20 delegates from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Contracted by AGEG Consultants eG for GIZ. Financed by German BMZ.
  • SADC, 2012, 2013, Entrepreneurship development and policy training for 14 participates from Southern African (SADC) countries. International Leadership Training “Innovative Regional Economic Development & Trade Promotion”. Contracted by APPLICATIO for GIZ. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Brussels, 2012, Study on projects using cultural expressions as a lever for employment, human rights, democracy and other human development areas. The Study provides evidence-based recommendations and guidance on how best cultural expressions can contribute to the ‘Agenda for Change’ key priorities in the context of post-2013 instruments and programming. Contracted by Equinoccio for EuropeAid. Financed by European Commission EuropeAid.
  • Jordan, 2012, Final Evaluation of “Support to Regulatory Reform and Privatisation in infrastructure (SRRP). Contracted by Lambard Consultants for EU Delegation Amman. Financed by European Commission ENPI (20.0 mn. EUR).
  • Germany, 2003-date, Steering and management of expert services in the Department for economic development and employment promotion. Knowledge Management for the expert community. Contracted by AGEG Consultants eG.
  • Central America, 2011, Evaluation of the Capacity Development Programme “Policy coherence for a sustainable energy policy” in Central America, Colombia and Mexico. Assessment of the effects and impact of the programme and recommendations for future human capacity development, regional cooperation in the energy sector. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for GIZ. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Brazil, Colombia, 2011, Evaluation on the International Leadership Training (ILT) on Sustainable Management in Latin America, Contracted by AGEG Consultants for GIZ. Financed by German BMZ (1,9 mn EUR).
  • Jordan, 2010, Regional Dialogue and Capacity Building on the Economic Reforms in Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Preparing and delivering a Regional Workshop on Project Monitoring and Evaluation for 24 public sector managers. Contracted by Ramboll for InWEnt. Financed by German BMZ.
  • LDCs, 2010, Investing in People: Promoting Social Cohesion, Employment and Decent Work. Services Rendered: Assessment of 60 Concept Notes and 10 Full Applications for the Call for Proposals “Support for social inclusion and social protection of workers in the informal economy and of vulnerable groups at community level” Contracted by Agriconsulting for EuropeAid. Financed by European Commission.
  • West Africa, 2010, Strengthening ECOWAS Institutional Capacity through Strategic Management Advice and Technical Expertise. External Monitor for the Project Progress Review. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for GTZ. Financed by German BMZ (5.8 mn EUR).
  • Argentina, 2009, Programme for Social Dialogue and Employment in Latin America, Component: Employment creation in self-managed enterprises and labour cooperatives. Final Evaluation. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for DGB Bildungswerk. Financed by German BMZ (1.4 mn EUR).
  • Uruguay, 2008, Programme for Social Dialogue and Employment in Latin America, Component: Labour Market and Wages System Capacity Building. Final Evaluation. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for DGB Bildungswerk. Financed by German BMZGerman BMZ-contribution 1.0 mn Euro.
  • Mexico, 2008, Programme for Social Dialogue and Employment in Latin America, Component: Female Labour and Globalisation, Final Evaluation. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for DGB Bildungswerk. Financed by German BMZGerman BMZ-contribution 1.6 mn Euro.
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2008, Credit and Business Support for Housing and Economic Development, Final Impact Evaluation on poverty reduction targets in Eastern and North-Eastern Region. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for World Vision International. Financed by Swedish SIDASida-contribution 4.0 mn Euro.
  • Belize, 2008, Identification of priority sectors offering economic diversification opportunities in the Districts of Corozal and Orange Walk in Northern Belize Framework Contract EUROPEAID/119860/C/SV/multi Lot 10 N° 2007/145909. Services Rendered: Small and Medium Business Identification of employment and business strategies for the districts. Contracted by AGEG Consultantsfor Transtec/SEQUA. Financed by European Commission.
  • Brazil, 2007, Capacity Building for trade unions and other labour market experts in workers’ rights and social standards. Services Rendered: Final Evaluation Contracted by AGEG Consultants for DGB Bildungswerk. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Turkey, 2007, to SPO to build Capacity at Central, Regional and Local Level to Implement Economic and Social Cohesion Measures in Line with the pNDP, Project no: TR 0405. 01. Capacity Improvement in the Field of Economic and Social Cohesion (ESC), Component: Support for the effective implementation of ESC measures. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for GTZ IS. Financed by European Commission.
  • Cape Verde, 2007, Project Description: Contrat Cadre LDX/LUX Projet CVE/971. Design of a Vocation Training Sector Programme including private sector development and entrepreneurship development. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for Proman/SNEDE. Financed by Luxembourg Development (12.0 mn EUR).
  • Equatorial Guinea, 2006, Preparatory Study for the 10th European Development Fund. Strategies for economic development, business environment, external commerce, and regional integration. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for Asesores de Comercio Exterior. Financed by European Development Fund.
  • Guatemala, 2006, Identification of a sector programme for equal and sustainable growth of the economy and the employment. EC-contribution: 10. 0 mn Euro. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for Pohl Consulting. Financed by European Commission
  • Andean Community, 2005, Andean Community Regional Technical Assistance related to Commerce project (ATRC), Delivering workshops on eCommerce and information society for Government managers in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Contracted by AGEG Consultants for ARCA. Financed by European Commission, Comunidad Andina de Naciones.
  • Suriname, 2005, Final Evaluation of the Micro Projects Programme II (8 ACP SUR 003), EDF-contribution: 5. 0 mn EUR. The project purpose was to improve the socio-economic condition of vulnerable groups of the population through the development of sustainable and participatory self-help schemes. Contracted by Euronet Consulting for EU Delegation Paramaribo. Financed by European Development Fund.
  • Belize, 2005, Final Evaluation of the Micro-Enterprise Credit Scheme (8 ACP BEL 003) managed by the Social Investment Fund (SIF), Contracted by Euronet Consulting for EU Delegation Kingston. Financed by European Development Fund (1.6 mn EUR).
  • Guyana, 2005, Final Evaluation of the Guyana Training Agency Programme on technical and vocational training. Contracted by HYPODOMI Consulting for EU Delegation Georgetown. Financed by European Development Fund (1.8 mn EUR).
  • Guyana, 2004, Mid-Term Evaluation of the Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP). Recommendation concerning how to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the project. Contracted by ECODES Consortium for EU Delegation Georgetown. Financed by European Development Fund (12.5 mn EUR).
  • Czech Republic, 2004, Evaluation of a small SME credit line managed by the Bohemia Foundation. Contracted by AGEG for Baden-Württemberg International Financed by German BMI.
  • Kazakhstan, 2004, Information Management Workshops for staff and trainers of SME support organizations in six regions. Beneficiary: GTZ-Programme for Economic Promotion PREKO, Kostanai Contracted by AGEG for GTZ. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Guyana, 2003, Vocational Training Workshops on Strategic Management for Business (Manage business operations and Manage people performance). Beneficiary: EC Guyana Training Agency Inc. Contracted by GTZ IS for EU Delegation Georgetown. Financed by European Development Fund.
  • Philippines, 2003, Siquijor Integrated Resource Management Project (SIRMAP). Recommendations for local economic development for the tourisms-related industry. Activation of Diaspora community. Contracted by AGEG for GTZ Manila. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Argentina, 2003, Project Appraisal of a project to enhance competitiveness and environmental soundness of the small wood and furniture industry. EC-Contribution: 6. 0 mn EUR. Contracted by Pohl Consulting for EU Delegation Buenos Aires. Financed by European Commission.
  • Germany, 2001-2002, Latin America & The Caribbean Regional Department. Project management of international economic development and capacity building projects with EuropeAid, GTZ, KfW, Inter-American Development Bank, and World Bank. Contracted by GFA Consulting Group.
  • Brazil, 2001-2002, SENAI-GTZ project for technology transfer in the textile industry. Methodological support for Human Resource Development and Knowledge Management at CETIQT. Education and institutional capacity building for improved labour market interventions and sound financing of SENAI. Beneficiary: SENAI Contracted by GFA for GTZ. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Dominican Republic, 2001-2003 , Steering and coordination of the cooperation of the SME Confederation of the Dominican Republic and the German Confederation of Small Business and Skilled Crafts (ZDH) as project partners. The project improved the performance, organizational structure and efficiency of the small business sector organizations with regard to the provision of services for the small business community. Propose a coherent strategy for the role of BDS providers. The project led to the creation of a commercial Unit for Business Development Services, and to exchange of experience and a demand-oriented transfer of know-how between partners. Contracted by GFA for SEQUA. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Argentina, 2000, Training and institutional capacity building for improved BDS facilitation, Design of a public/private Local Development Programme for Córdoba. Beneficiary: CIMCC Chamber of Metal and Component Industry. Contracted by INTEGRATION for GTZ. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Brazil, 1999, PRORENDA Microempresas Rio Grande do Sul, Methodological support and training on micro-credit for BANRISUL staff in Porto Alegre. Beneficiary: Banrisul – State Bank of Rio Grande do Sul, SA. Contracted by INTEGRATION for GTZ. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Guatemala, 1999, Capacity building for business support services using Internet and eCommerce solutions for the exporters association. Beneficiary: Association of Exporters of Non-Traditional Products AGEXPRONT. Contracted by INTEGRATION for GTZ. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Moldova, 1999, Workshop on competitiveness and country marketing. Training and institutional capacity building. Beneficiary: Procomert Centrul Austro-German Business Centre. Contracted by INTEGRATION for GTZ. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Poland, 1999, Marketing and business network services for the foundry and automotive industries; matchmaking and investment promotion. Beneficiary: Exprom II, Polish Industry Associations. Contracted by INTEGRATION for EC Phare. Financed by European Commission.
  • Argentina, 1998, Project Appraisal: Long-term business co-operation network between the Chamber of External Trade in Cordoba and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Region Stuttgart. Contracted by INTEGRATION for SEQUA. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Argentina, 1997, Capacity building and HRD for marketing services by the business association CIMCC for automotive components industry, including trade fair organisation. Beneficiary: Chamber Metal and Component Industry CIMCC. Contracted by INTEGRATION for GTZ. Financed by German BMZ.
  • France, 1996, Multi-country study on provision and use of Intra-EU trade statistics by SME and their associations. Contracted by Planistat France. Financed by European Commission Eurostat.
  • Germany, 1996 – 2001, International consulting and qualification projects within the areas of economic policy, employment creation, regional planning, promotion of SME, export and investment promotion, increase of international competitiveness, quality management, education and qualification, VET and further training, business start-up consultation and Business Development Services, appropriate financial technology for the credit supply to SME, institutional strengthening and organisational development. Coordination of studies and training events. Monitoring & Evaluation of projects and programs. Contracted by INTEGRATION International Management Consultants.
  • São Tomé & Príncipe, 1994-1996, Contract management and supervision of the UNDP-financed Country Programme. Management of the component for economic transition planning and administrative reform. Contracted by United Nations Development Programme Financed by German BMZ.
  • Bolivia, 1993, Market study in La Paz/El Alto, Bolivia on financial sector reform and credit facilities of urban microenterprises. Contracted by German Development Institute. Financed by German BMZ.
  • Costa Rica, 1990, Analysis of SME Entrepreneurship training methods and skill acquisition of informal sector participants at incubators of the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA), site visits to 9 public incubators. Contracted by ASA/CDG. Financed by German BMZ.
  • USA, 1989, Study on Urban Informal Sector for the Sector Policies Division, Plans and Programs Department, Inter-American Development Bank. Contracted by Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Financed by Freie Universität Berlin.

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