Susanna Krüger

Non-Resident Fellow

Susanna Krüger is a non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. Since March 2016, she has been CEO and board member at Save the Children Germany e.V. In 2008, she founded and led GoodRoots, an advisory firm working with social investors on their impact measurement and organizational change. She continues to work with GoodRoots as a partner.

At GPPi, Susanna contributes to humanitarian aid evaluation work. She was part of the Cluster Approach Evaluation Phase II, and in 2011, she oversaw the Evaluation Framework for the UN Somalia Assistance Strategy. She contributed to policy development for the European Union's humanitarian aid department (DG ECHO) and advised the research team that works on delivering aid in highly insecure environments. Susanna worked on real-time evaluations with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and in 2015, she led a comprehensive review of the Transformative Agenda of the IASC.

Susanna’s work experience includes over 14 years in development cooperation as well as humanitarian aid and its evaluation (Middle East, Asia and Africa), public administration reform, facilitation of organizational change in the non-profit sector, strategic philanthropy and impact investing efforts with large European foundations.

Susanna holds master’s degrees in history, philosophy and international law from the Free University in Berlin and in public administration from Harvard University, where she was a McCloy Scholar from 2000 to 2002.

Languages: German, English, Arabic, Polish

Recent Publications

Report 12 May 2016

Drivers and Inhibitors of Change in the Humanitarian System

by Julia Steets, Andrea Binder, András Derzsi-Horváth, Susanna Krüger, Lotte Ruppert

Policy Paper 05 February 2016

IASC Transformative Agenda: A Review of Reviews and Their Follow-Up

by Susanna Krüger, András Derzsi-Horváth, Julia Steets
INSPIRE Consortium

Report 15 June 2015

Stepping Up the Response to Humanitarian Crisis

by Susanna Krüger
Danish Refugee Council

Article 01 August 2014

Real-Time Evaluation of Humanitarian Assistance Revisited

by Elias Sagmeister, Susanna Krüger
Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 10 (23)

Article 26 April 2013

Wirkungsmessung mit kleinem Budget: Zwölf Tipps für Stiftungen, die mehr bewirken wollen

by Susanna Krüger
StiftungsWelt, April 2013

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