We are asking the questions that are not asked often enough. And we provide solutions that are backed by rigorous research.

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) Group is dedicated to promoting smart development solutions through the integration of investments and expertise. At C4ED, we believe that development efforts should be evidence-based, transparent, and accountable. We strive to tackle problems with a strenuous focus on evidence-based decision making and look to incorporate existing evidence to help people in need while simultaneously and continuously improving the effectiveness of our programs. To assess the effectiveness of development programs and projects we use rigorous evaluation methods, selected and conducted by a team of experts according to the field of focus. With an integrating and inclusive approach we are always in contact and in constant exchange with our partners to identify areas for improvement and innovation.

We are convinced that development must be inclusive and integrative to be sustainable, and we strive to ensure that our work reflects these values. Therefore, we work with a variety of stakeholders, including governments, civil society organizations, private sector firms, and local communities, to ensure that our interventions are responsive to the needs of the people we serve.

Our Vision

Improving the lives of the poor and vulnerable by making development interventions more effective.

Our Mission

We are uniting investments and expertise for smart development solutions.

A global enterprise

Founded in 2015 as a spin-off from the University of Mannheim, C4ED has grown into a global enterprise, spanning three continents with offices in Germany, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Burkina Faso and Pakistan.

What C4ED brings to the table