The Friedensau Institute for Evaluation was established in 2010 by Prof. Horst Rolly. Since then, numerous evaluation studies in development cooperation, social work and humanitarian aid have been conducted in various countries.
The institute originated due to the necessity for a science-based effectiveness analysis and efficiency control of the practice of development cooperation, humanitarian aid, and philanthropically-based projects arising from diverse theoretical models, paradigms, and working approaches.
Past evaluations and contracted research include earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation projects (Haiti, India); child-care centres (Moldovia); centres for the rehabilitation of endangered youth (Thailand); foster homes for vulnerable children (Haiti); school qualification projects for the rehabilitation of child labourers (India); food security (Mongolia); humanitarian aid to refugees (Greece); integration projects for refugees (Germany).
In 2020, Dr. Kwaku Arhin-Sam was appointed as the institute’s first director. Subsequently, the institute’s name was changed to Friedensau Institute for Evaluation (FIFE) as part of a restructuring process. The restructuring was necessitated by the goal of strengthening the institute’s scientific research and professional engagements.
Prof. Dr. phil. Horst F. Rolly