FIFE promotes positive project and organisational impacts based on rigorous scientific evidence and innovation.

The Friedensau Institute for Evaluation (FIFE) is a leading research and consultancy institute specializing in comprehensive evaluation, applied research, and customized training solutions. We are dedicated to providing organizations with critical information to assess impacts, make informed decisions, improve programs, and achieve meaningful outcomes in today’s dynamic environment.

Our Core Services

We work on the following Technical Areas

Our unique approaches

Research and practice

We bring together academic research and professional practice in the field of development and humanitarian aid.


We strongly emphasise sustainability in all our evaluation research and technical supports.


We are conscious of the effects of our projects on the environment. That is why we reduce our project cabon footprints to the lowest minimum.


We are committed to innovative, flexible and timely research and evaluation solutions for organizational learning and growth.

We are part of Global Evaluation Professionals

What our clients say about us

“FIFE has consistently delivered exceptional services to the EVA Family. Their commitment to Quality, transparency, and responsiveness is truly commendable. We are grateful for their support and professionalism, which have made a significant difference in our operations. FIFE is a valued partner, and we look forward to continuing this productive collaboration if everything goes well in the future”

“Our Project Team and Administration were highly satisfied by the high professional impact evaluation and also on the recommendations given by the evaluation team”

“We as a funding office and also our projec tpartners are very happy with the degree of understanding FIFE has for our programm”

“The director was prompt in answering the request and delivering services”

“FIFE is very engaging with excellent attention to detail, making it easier to understand the assignment and ultimately deliver a high quality product. Your research and evaluation skills are exceptional, including your ability to communicate progress made on the assignment, and your articulation of evaluation findings during your presentation of the final report to our stakeholders in Zambia and Malawi was fantastic”

“The work of FIFE helped us to find our passion and utmost vision that gave us strength to face difficulties and several challenges along the way. We learned that to fulfill each task mentioned in the Strategic Plan is not what counts in the end. What counts is to guide and initiate process towards a direction. We really made some steps since the evaluation and Strategic Planning. Thank you so much!”

“FIFE representative who worked with us keeps communication open and was able to adapt with our difficult operations situation. He valued our feedback and well adressed our needs”