Founder and manager of IfDS
Markus works as evaluator, researcher and advisor. He leads and conducts evaluations of aid institutions and multilateral programs, including global programs and public-private partnerships. His research focuses on aid efficiency and value for money, on causality and responsibility, and on managing for results. As advisor, Markus supports aid institutions and programs with results-based management, governance, and approaches and systems for M&E.
Over the last 20 years, Markus led and conducted more than 40 research and consulting assignments in the public and private sector (click here for examples). He is a book editor and contributor and regular peer reviewer for scientific publications. Markus has served on Boards, Executive Committees and Advisory Panels of development programs and institutions.
Before establishing IfDS in 2008, Markus worked as manager at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin and McKinsey&Company, Inc. in Paris and Munich. Markus holds a doctorate in Theoretical Physics and has worked as researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.