Elisabeth Niendorf has practical experience and a theoretical background in the area of development cooperation focusing on private sector development, trade facilitation, competiveness and consumer protection. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from University of Warsaw and a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Management from University of Applied Science Bremen. She has worked for different organizations in the field of financial and technical cooperation with developing countries and emerging economies in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. She was a member of the Post-Graduate Course of the German Development Institute and contributed to a research project on growth constraints for small and medium-sized enterprises in Egypt.
Areas of Research
Social business and social entrepreneurship, microfinance, small and medium-sized enterprises and private sector development, hybrid organizations, human capacity building