Dr. Sven Harten
German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval)
Sven Harten is Deputy Director at DEval and heads the Competence Centre for Evaluation Methodologies. At DEval, he is also the programme director for FOCELAC+.He holds a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing more than 50 evaluations in the field of development cooperation. Main evaluation themes are currently climate change adaptation, financial cooperation, private sector (MSME) as well as evaluation criteria, quality and standards. Previously, Sven worked at the World Bank (IFC), the European Commission as well as evaluation consultancy firms. He lived more than 10 years in developing countries (Africa and Latin America) and has travelled extensively on evaluation missions in these regions.