Dr. Arhin-Sam is a researcher and lecturer with over ten years of experience in monitoring and evaluating development and humanitarian aid interventions. He has twelve years of experience in qualitative and quantitative research and teaching including upstream methods like Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting. Academically, Kwaku’s research areas include Migration and Mobility, Identity and Belonging Politics, Return Migration, Integration and Reintegration, Human Rights, Policy Analysis, and Conflict Resolutions. Read more>>
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 first director of the institute. Subsequently, the name of the institute was changed to Friedensau Institute for Evaluation (FIFE) as part of restructuring the institute. The restructuring was necessitated by the
desire to strengthen the scientific research and professional engagements of the institute under the directorship of Dr. Kwaku Arhin-Sam.
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