Competence development in Monitoring and Impact Measurement in the field of “Sport for Development”

Head of the project: Dr. Karen Petry

IESF staff entrusted with the project: Katrin Bauer M.A., Victória Calzolari Soto M.A., Louis Moustakas M.Sc., Kaija Ruck, Nina Seibert, Stephen Reynard (external consultant)

Period of project: November 2020 – September 2022

Partners: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Project Funding: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


Since 2013, the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies has been working with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the field of sport for development. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GIZ uses sport for development (S4D) activities to support disadvantaged children and youth as part of their international development activities.

The new project cooperation with the GIZ focuses on competence development in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Impact Measurement in the field of S4D. In order to strengthen the competences of GIZ employees, partner organizations and S4D practitioners, the IESF is offering web seminars and online courses in the S4D Learning Lab. As part of the workshops, participants will be guided to develop their own M&E tools and frameworks based on their local and organizational context. These seminars and courses are offered in English, French and Spanish by the experts of team:

The project also includes five Impact Studies to measure the impact of sport as a tool to support disadvantaged children and youth. These studies are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Particular focus is placed on achieving goals related to education, employability, violence prevention, inclusion, gender equality and migration. The IESF supports the partner organizations with the development, pretest, implementation, evaluation, analysis and reporting of the outcomes.

Furthermore, the IESF supports the BMZ-consultation in the field of Impact Measurement of sport for development and will act as a Consultancy Desk for GIZ employees and their partner organizations during the 2-year project.