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Teresa Böttcher, M.A.


Project staff

(CEval GmbH)

E-Mail: t.boettcher(at)
Telephone: +49 (0)6 81 - 3 02 - 35 61
Fax: +49 (0)6 81 - 3 02 - 38 99
Office hours: by appointment
CEval GmbH
Im Stadtwald Geb. C 5.3
66123 Saarbrücken
Areas of responsibility:  Contract research
Main areas of emphasis:
Development cooperation
Qualitative and quantitative methods


Beruflicher Werdegang

Since 10.2018
Trainee CEval GmbH, Saarbrücken
01.2015 - 04.2105
Intern at Ambio in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico
08.2011 - 08.2012
Volunteer at the school "Centro de Desarrollo Pequeno Sol" with the "weltwärts"-program in Chiapas Mexiko


08.2016 - 08.2018

Master's studies in Local Development, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Mexiko. Thesis: "Trayectorias de vida de jóvenes indígenas en San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas: pobreza, educación, agencia y acción afirmativa"

10.2012 - 12.2015
Bachelor's studies in International Economics and Development, Bayreuth University. Thesis: "Child Labor and Education in Mexiko - An empirical analysis using microdata"
08.2014 - 12.2014 Exchange semester at Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brasilien
06.2011 School leaving examination at Gymnasium Schloss Neuhaus, Paderborn

On-going Projects

Development of an M&E framework, M&E support and facilitation of learning & exchange formats for the initiative “Improved livelihoods perspectives for young people in rural East Africa”10/201810/0Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Contact Person: Teresa Böttcher

Staff: M.Sc. Christine Meyer


The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung, Siemens Stiftung and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung collectively intend to improve upon the prospects of youths in rural areas of East Africa. Within the joint initiative of “Improved livelihoods perspectives for young people in rural East Africa” they empower youths to actively shape developmental processes and to have their voices heard in the respective policy processes. Further, they intend to improve youths’ livelihoods through enhanced income generation and health conditions. Through this, they also aim to contribute to jointly fight root causes of migration. The initiative is implemented by three local implementing partners in Uganda, namely Action for Health Uganda, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa Ltd. and WHAVE Solutions.

The objective of this assignment is threefold: To develop an M&E Framework for the program, to support its monitoring and evaluation through the implementation of three assessments (baseline, mid-term and final assessment), and to facilitate learning and exchange during its pilot phase. For achieving these objectives, a participatory approach is employed, focusing on a strong stakeholder involvement from the planning stage through data collection to results interpretation. During the assessments a multi-method approach is applied, based on a quantitative quasi-experimental and a qualitative case-study design for achieving a comprehensive picture of the program’s impact and sustainability, and eventually validating its intervention logic. While the quasi-experimental design comprises the collection of target and comparison group data from approx. 1,000 pax in total, the case-study design includes interviews and Focus Group Discussions with key informants from implementing partners, target groups, local authorities and sector experts.
Meta-Evaluation of ADA Project and Programme Evaluations 2016-20188/201812/2018Austrian Development Agency (ADA)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Contact Person: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge, Teresa Böttcher


Subject of the meta-evaluation are ADA evaluations of development cooperation projects and programmes implemented between 2016 and 2018. The objective is to assess the quality and usefulness of ADA’s (internal and external) evaluations and to deliver recommendations on how to improve the ADA evaluation tool for the design and implementation of future evaluations.

A document analysis of the evaluation reports is at the heart of the meta-evaluation. Based on a detailed analysis protocol the quality of said reports will be assessed. The use of such a protocol, which will cover all relevant analysis dimensions, indicators and rating scales, will guarantee that the meta-evaluation results will be transparent and reliable. In order to also evaluate the usefulness for and use of the evaluations under study, their target audience (e.g. programme managers) will be interviewed via guided individual and group interviews and – in order to achieve the greatest possible representativeness of the results – a semi-standardized online survey.
Begleitende Evaluation eines Slum Rehabilitationsprojekts in Brasilien11/201711/2020Knorr-Bremse Global Care e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Contact Person: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: Teresa Böttcher


Jointly with a local partner, Knorr-Bremse Global Care e.V. (KBGC) supports a training and rehabilitation project in a community in Grajaú, a slum district in Sao Paolo, Brasil. The project aims at improving the living conditions of the community by qualifying young people for self-sustained income-generation and rehabilitating the area by building wooden houses. Main activities include training of youth in civil construction and set up of sustainable housing by residents of the slum and the trained youth.

KBGC has commissioned CEval to establish a Monitoring & Evaluation framework to gather feedback on the training activities and trace quality of life outcomes over time to assess whether the program’s objectives are being achieved. In order to identify the outcomes of the training on the qualification of the participants and their application of knowledge gained, a time-series design is applied, implying several phases of data collection with the help of standardized survey questionnaires. Outcomes of students will be traced every six months over a period of three years, with baseline, monitoring and end line reports being drafted after each data collection to support organizational learning and improvement on project design.