Outputs of Consulting Work 1993 – 2017

Consulting Outputs 1993 – 2017:

  • 6 policy briefs such as the viable systems approach developed and applied in the Gender Survey and Re-organisation concept for a Gender-responsive Aid Coordination System (UN, bilateral donors, NGOs, Palestinian Authority) in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2012
  • 23 strategies such as Elaboration of the Regional Programme for Central America of the Austrian Development Cooperation (in Spanish) or Developing the 2011 – 2013 Country Strategy for UN WOMEN in the occupied Palestinian territory
  • 12 project and programme proposals
  • 21 evaluations of projects, programmes, strategies and themes, about half of which were cross-country evaluations in twelve different sectors
  • 15 studies such as Study on extent and type of financing for women-owned SME in Sub-Saharan Africa for the African Development Bank in 2012
  • 6 case studies in rural economic development (using viable systems approach), women entrepreneurship development and tourism
  • 16 due diligences of banks and other financial institutions
  • 32 trainings (training plan and manual development for trainings of usually 3 to 5 days) on tools and approaches related to gender, business management, finance and entrepreneurship) such as Carrying out a results-based Management Training (5 days) for Senior Managers in South Africa in 2011 or Preparing and holding a training of managers of the Bank of Zambia (central bank) on product and organisation development for financial inclusion in 2015
  • 8 organisation manuals such as Installing a microfinance and small credit programme in Namibia – LISKAMENA, which the consultant built from scratch including funding the board, training managers and finding and setting up an office and monitoring/loan-tracking system (similarly for a leasing programme in Rumania and a business incubator in Bulgaria)
  • 8 tools for inclusive entrepreneurship promotion developed for ILO see FAMOS Check, Enterprise Culture below), for systemic research on gender and agriculture for Dryland Systems CRP, and for the analysis of capacity development needs on individual, organisational and impact level for CARE Austria;
  • 31 gender audits all based on the self-developed FAMOS Check approach, which assesses the viability of the whole organisation necessary to achieve any goals, as gender equality and inclusion goals;
  • 2 tools developed for systemic impact evaluation (combination qualitative and quantitative tools);

January 2016: How to measure impact of short-term interventions with participatory systems research approaches?

Focus Group, Amboseli July 2015

Participatory focus group discussion can be used to jointly analyse systems drivers, trade-off calculation of different human agents in the system and depict feedback loops in the system. The author created these participatory approaches to understand the effect and impact of an ILO training intervention for rural women in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya on their livelihood.

Education & Professional Experience

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Dr. Karin Reinprecht started as free-lance consultant for development co-operation in 1993, and founded her own consulting company in 1997


Professional Experience of Karin Reinprecht, Degrees/Diplomas:

September 1993 – ongoing

Karin Reinprecht Consulting, Austria
Manager-Owner of licensed management & development consulting company


January 2015 – June 2016

Framework Contract with CRP Dryland Systems (CGIAR) to lead a team of eight researchers working on gender and youth in agricultural livelihood systems in drylands

2009 – 2011

Training as Management Trainer for the Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen, Switzerland
Certified Management Trainer (results and systems based management)

2009 – 2011

“Right on the Rim”, an Art Project Room in Arts on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa
Owner and Manager

September 2007/March 2008

GTZ e-VAL training (systems model for impact evaluation)
Certified e-VAL evaluator

May – October 2006

University of Johannesburg Quantitative Analysis of Social Data (SPSS, NUDIST)
Successful completion of the course (100% on SPSS)

July 2000

London School of Economics Intensive Course (3 weeks) on Development Economics
Certificate on the successful completion of the course

July 1995 – December 1995

Austrian Chamber: Academy of Management Consultants

Certificate on the successful completion of the course

March 1991 – July 1993

Management Consultant at Arthur D. Little

May 1990 – June 1991

Chase Manhattan Bank London Training as Financial Analyst
Certificate on the successful completion of the course
After the 9 months’ course, employed as financial analyst specialising on banks

June 1989 – January 1990

University of Amman Arabic (3rd level of four)
Certificate on the successful completion of the course

October 1987 – June 1989

Vienna Diplomatic Academy

International Studies (Specialisation: Political Economics)
Diploma equivalent to MA in International Studies

October 1981 – May 1987

University of Vienna

African Studies, Anthropology, Arabic

 Dr. phil.
Work as researcher (production of Swahili training material)


Language skills

(1-5): (Mark 1 (excellent) to 5 (basic) for competence)
Language // Reading // Speaking // Writing
German (mother tongue)

English       //        1         //         1        //         1
French       //        1         //         1        //         1
Spanish     //        2         //         2        //         2
Swahili      //        3         //         3        //         3
Arabic       //        3         //         3        //         3
Portuguese & Romanian   //        3         //        4        //         5


African Development Bank
Austrian Development Co-operation (OeZA)
Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
Austrian Development Bank (OeEB)
Austrian Federal Chancellery
The Economist – EIU
EU Phare
International NGOs
UNCT Palestine
World Bank

Countries of professional experience (in red, when in crisis at the time of the consulting):

ASIA: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, India, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
AFRICA: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Morocco, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe
EASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia (in the rest of Europe: Czechia, Germany, Great Britain)
LATIN AMERICA: Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua
MIDDLE EAST: Jordan, occupied Palestinian territory, Syria, Turkey