Welcome to FIFE

We are an interdisciplinary, self-governing evaluation and research consulting institute.  We conduct programme /project evaluations, feasibility studies, strategic planning facilitation, and project planning strategies for development and humanitarian aid organizations.

Our team is made up of experts around the globe who provide country-based contexts and expertise together with international and technical experiences from international colleagues. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of our clients.

Founded in 2010, we have worked with religious and non-religious-based non-profit organizations, industry associations, international organizations, private institutions. We are located on the campus of Friedensau Adventist University, Germany.

What We Do

How can we support you?

Our unique approaches


We place a strong emphasis on sustainability in all our evaluation and research and technical supports.


We are conscious about the environment and climate change. Our evaluations and technical supports include extensive climate impacts of projects.


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

Research and practice

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

how we work

Our technical expertise include Education, Health and Nutrition, Sustainable Livelihoods, WASH, Mobility and Migration, Climate Change, Emergency Management and Protection. Our evaluations are guided by the OECD-DAC criteria of relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability in addition to FIFE evaluation standards.

Our worldwide network team of experts place us in a unique position at meeting the needs of our clients.

Our professional networks

what our clients say about us

„ADRA Switzerland supports projects in disaster response and development aid. The goal is not only to give short-term support but to achieve a long-term impact. To have an objective view of reaching this goal, selected projects are evaluated externally. Since a couple of years ADRA Switzerland has been using the services of the Friedensau Institute for Evaluation in evaluating projects. The services have been of great value to ADRA Switzerland in demonstrating a realistic outcome of projects.”

© FIFE – Friedensau Institute For Evaluation