Associate Director

Julia Steets

Julia Steets is Associate Director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Berlin. Her research and consulting work focuses on international development, humanitarian assistance, public-private partnerships as well as monitoring and evaluation. She currently heads GPPi’s 'Raising the Bar' project on humanitarian action and disaster preparedness and leads GPPi's research on the World Bank's Country Policy and Institutional Assessment. Julia also leads GPPi's efforts in the UNICEF Global Strategy for Collaborative Relations and Partnerships project.

Prior to joining GPPi as a project manager in 2004, Julia was a program manager at the Körber Foundation’s Bergedorf Round Table in Berlin, a consultant with Transparency International’s London office as well as an election observer for the OSCE. Julia’s publications include Partnership Accountability: Defining Accountability Standards for Public Policy Partnerships (forthcoming), Partnerships for Sustainable Development: On the Road to Implementation (Berlin 2006), Waltz, Jazz or Samba? The Contribution of Locally Driven Partnerships to Sustainable Development (Berlin 2005), and Palästina (Munich 2001 and 2004, co-authored with Dietmar Herz). Julia has taught at the universities of Bonn and Greifswald and at Berlin’s Humboldt University.

Julia completed her PhD studies in social science at the University of Erfurt, and holds an M.Sc. in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University where she was a McCloy Scholar. She received fellowships from the German National Academic Foundation as well as the London LSE’s McKenzie Prize for Outstanding Performance.

Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Russian