Governance and Economic Development

Building institutions that work for the people

Governance and Economic Development

Building institutions that work for the people

Governance and Economic Development helps to ensure that institutions in our partner countries have the capacity to create an enabling environment for socio-economic growth.

  • Our team shares a passion for development and is dedicated to delivering tailor-made solutions for every project, country and context in which we work.
  • Our holistic approach and deep understanding of the approaches to bring together governments, businesses and civil society organisations allows us to arrive at effective solutions to complex governance problems. 
  • We implement projects at all levels - from the macro level of general development strategies, down to the micro level of strengthening local governance and individual businesses, while paying due attention to cross-cutting issues such as human resource development, gender equality, and environmental protection
  • Our services in the areas of good governance and economic growth include:
    • Project cycle management;
    • Technical, economic and socio-economic studies;
    • Institution building;
    • Capacity building;
    • Organisational development and change management; 
    • Policy dialogue and policy advice. 
What I appreciate about GOPA is the trustful partnership and the confidence they have in my work. I receive help when I need it and together we take responsibility for the project’s results.
Elena Maximenco
Team Leader for a GOPA project in Tajikistan

Governance and Economic Development

Flagship projects under implementation

Myanmar (EU)
Institutional Strengthening and Policy Dialogue Support
EUR 16 million
No PovertyQuality EducationGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthResonsible Comsumption and ProductionClimate ActionPeace and Justice - Strong InstitutionsPartnership for the Goals
China (EU)
EU–China Partnership Facility
EUR 7.7 million
Resonsible Comsumption and ProductionClimate ActionPeace and Justice - Strong Institutions
Regional (EU)
Support to an enabling business environment for MSME development and financial inclusion (ENI South)
EUR 5.3 million
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Madagascar (EU)
Technical assistance to the project «An Administration for All»
EUR 7.9 million
No Poverty
South Africa (GIZ)
Governance Support Programme II, Supply Chain Management
EUR 1.5 million
Peace and Justice - Strong Institutions
Regional (GIZ)
Integration and Reintegration of Children and Adolescents in Risk of Irregular Migration in Central America
EUR 2 million
No PovertyQuality EducationGender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthReduced InequalitiesPeace and Justice - Strong Institutions
Prior to joining the team in our headquarters, I worked for GOPA on a GIZ-funded project at the EAC Secretariat in Tanzania. I now have a pleasantly wide perspective on strategic aspects of our projects. I am particularly inspired by the dynamics of working in different countries and on diverse topics
Jesse Mutua
Project Manager in the Governance and Economic Development team

Governance and Economic Development

A selection of our knowledge products

  • Public policy management manuals;
  • Trainers guides on adaptive transformative challenges in the area of local governance; 
  • Mapping studies on non-state actors; 
  • Assessments of export promotion policies; 
  • Value chain analyses for export and cluster development

Governance and Economic Development

Contact

Anja Eichrodt
Director
Phone: +49-6172-930-518
Patrick Krause
Director
Phone: +49-6172-930-265