Global Security

Humanitarian Assistance

Recent Publications

Andrea Binder, Jan Martin Witte (2007)

Business engagement in humanitarian relief: key trends and policy implications

Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG), 14 June 2007

Project Associate, GPPi Consulting

Andrea Binder

Andrea Binder is a Project Manager with the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin. Her areas of expertise include development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and global security. She is currently responsible for GPPi’s monitoring and evaluation assignment with the IASC’s GenCap Project. She also heads a study group on implementing lessons learned to improve humanitarian assistance within the ‘Raising the Bar’ project. Prior to these assignments Andrea was involved in numerous other GPPi evaluation and research projects, including an evaluation of the public-private partnerships program for the German Ministry for Development Cooperation, an assessment of cooperate engagement in disaster preparedness and humanitarian response on behalf of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and the development of a research framework on organizational learning in UN peace operations. Andrea has field experience in Ghana, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and the Central African Republic.

Prior to joining GPPi in March 2006, Andrea worked as a lecturer in International Relations at the University Tübingen, Germany. Her work experience also includes assignments with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Colombo, Sri Lanka; the Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh; United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Geneva; and the Policy Planning Unit of the German Foreign Office, Berlin.

Andrea studied political science, economics, and rhetoric at the universities of Augsburg, and Tübingen, Germany; the Graduate Institute of International Studies HEI, Geneva; and the Institut d'études Politiques de Paris, France. She received her M.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Tübingen in 2005 with a thesis on "Getting Busy for Peace: Local Business Engagement for Peace-Building in Sri Lanka." She received scholarships from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg.

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish