Alexander Gaus is a project manager at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. His research and consulting work focuses on humanitarian assistance, development cooperation, and monitoring and evaluation.
At GPPi, Alexander currently manages the evaluation component of the Grand Bargain workstream on Harmonized and Simplified Reporting Requirements. Prior to this, he managed a process for civil society organizations in the European Union and the United States to provide input on the nexus of security and development, which was jointly implemented by GPPi, InterAction, and Saferworld. Earlier, he managed the research project Uniting on Food Assistance – Promoting Evidence-Based Transatlantic Dialogue and Convergence, and contributed to GPPi’s work on monitoring and evaluation.
In addition to his work at GPPi, Alexander is co-founder and co-director of Between|.|ness, a consulting company focused on network analysis and organizational development. He advises non-profit and for-profit clients on building communities and teams, strengthening networks, and organizational change.
Alexander holds a PhD in political science from the University of Potsdam with a focus on network governance and organizational politics. He holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Freiburg, and received a Diplôme d’Administration et Politique Internationale from the Université Pierre Mèndes France in Grenoble, France. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in public management from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. In 2009, he was awarded a research scholarship from the University of Oxford.
Languages: German, English, French
by Julia Steets, Alexander Gaus, Claudia Meier, Janika Spannagel, Mark Bui, Adele Harmer, Abby Stoddard
World Food Programme
by Alexander Gaus, Dario Toman
African Policy Circle
by Alexander Gaus, Fanwell Bokosi, Tadazwa Chikumbu
Third International Conference on Financing for Development
by Alexander Gaus, Wade Hoxtell
German Marshall Fund of the United States
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