Christian has over 26 years experience in Local and Regional Economy Development, Value Chain Development and improving business enabling environment. He has been involved in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating economic development projects in Europe, Africa and Asia for various development organisations and donors. Christian has worked as intermittent team leader of different development programs in Vietnam and has built capacity of international and national consultants, national project staff and counterparts all over Southeast Asia during the last 16 years. Christian has been engaged in economic development work in Myanmar since five years, particularly in the areas of market system development and value chain promotion in the tourism sector plus upgrading the quality infrastructure. 

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 since 2008

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

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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…  
Rapid Assessment of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture in Myanmar  
Rapid Assessment of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture in Myanmar In the second half of 2017, BuSoDev Myanmar in cooperation with Mesopartner ( Christian Schoen) were commissioned by the ILO SafeYouth@Work Project to prepare a rapid…  
SED Programme Development in Nepal  
SED Programme Development in Nepal Sustainable economic development (SED) is one focal area of German Development Cooperation (GDC) in Nepal. Several projects have been implemented by GIZ, PTB and recently also by KfW within this focal area, but a topical and strategic roof…  
Milestones in a process of innovation, change and development  
This anthology brings together a large variety of articles and comments by development scholars and practitioners from all over the world.  
Mesopartner Working Paper 13  
Addressing Red Tape at the Local Level: 
Options and Tools. Addressing red tape is an important building block of a local economic development (LED) initiative. LED practitioners in many locations started to realise this some time ago, and, in a convergent process, practitioners…  
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