Main fields of expertise

  • Local and regional economic development
  • Value chain and cluster development
  • Business/investment climate surveys and competitiveness rankings
  • Pro-poor approaches to economic development
  • Green economic development
  • Program and project evaluations
  • Quality Infrastructure
  • Market Systems Development

Working experience

2003 Founding partner of Mesopartner
2002-2003 Freelance consultant
2001-2002 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V., Jakarta (Indonesia), PERISKOP project coordinator and senior consultant 
1999-2000 Fraunhofer Management GmbH, Munich (Germany), senior consultant 
1992-1999 Dorsch Consult Ingenieurgesellschft mbH, Munich (Germany), consultant 

Working experience in Asia, Europe and Africa.

Personal background

Born 1965, MA in economics (Munich 1991)

Christian is based in Hanoi, Vietnam

You can reach me via E-Mail and request a CV.

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The beauty of circular value chains  
Both the value chain and the circular economy concept have their unique attractiveness. In the 2016 Annual Reflection we published the article From value chains to circular economic systems (Cunningham, Jenal & Harmes-Liedtke, 2016), where we argue that value chains often…  
LED and MSD: Differences and complementarities  
In recent editions of the Annual Reflection, particularly in the 2015 Annual Reflection, we discussed Local Economic Development (LED) intensively. We have also occasionally discussed Market System Development (MSD).  
Twenty years of PACA – Retrospective reflections and opportunities for renewal  
Twenty years ago, Dr Jörg Meyer-Stamer started writing the zero-draft manual of the rapid participatory approach under the title of Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) at an airport in southern Brazil. Some days earlier, he had designed and facilitated the…  
Tourism Value Chain Analysis (VCA) in Northern Shan State, Myanmar  
Tourism Value Chain Analysis (VCA) in Northern Shan State, Myanmar In September 2018 commissioned by the ILO,  Christian Schoen was leading a tourism VCA in Hsipaw, Myanmar, with a local team of tourism actors and local government…  
CALIDENA in the Dairy Sector in rural Nepal  
CALIDENA in the Dairy Sector in rural Nepal In 2018, PTB and its project counterparts in Nepal decided to apply the CALIDENA approach in the milk and dairy sector with a specific regional focus on the midwestern region, particularly Province 5. The key event of the CALIDENA…  
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