GEROLD, Dr. rer. pol. Agnes

Freelance consultant, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), consultant on value chain development, regional/local and rural development, private sector promotion.

Dr. Agnes Gerold, economist, works

  • since 1984 in the field of development and international cooperation;
  • since 1998 she works as freelance consultant for GTZ, SEQUA, KfW, DEZA, SPRING- University of Dortmund among others.

Her main background is on

  • regional/local and rural development and private sector promotion, also in fragile states and post-conflict countries, promotion of clusters and value chains;
  • decentralization, development of (national/regional) networking structures and institutional support structures (associations, chambers, civil society organizations, co-operatives etc.), institution building and PPP;
  • employment promotion (in the formal and informal sector, gender and youth) and promotion of MSME;
  • impact monitoring systems.

In value chain development Dr. Gerold specializes on

  • Sensitization of different target groups;
  • training of trainers and facilitators;
  • national and regional value chain (stakeholder) workshops;
  • mapping, (economic) analysis and prioritization of value chains.

Her regional experience covers Asia, (English and French-speaking) North and South Saharan Africa and the Middle East

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