Michaela Raab

An independent evaluator and facilitator in highly diverse contexts and languages, I am open to collaboration in many configurations – as a sole consultant, as a team member, or as an advisor and trainer. If you look for an experienced consultant, get in touch with me here.



Watch for our blog in AEA 365...

Heads up, readers of the AEA 365 tip-a-day newsletter! Maya Lefkowich and I will feature in the American Evaluation Association (that is what AEA stands for) Blog Week in the second week of July, exchanging tips on qualitative interviews, and lessons learned from common mistakes. Interviews are a much-neglected discipline in evaluation, we find. But they should receive much more attention because : Good interviews can save your evaluation! They bring depth to your data and analysis. Watch out for our contribution! In the meantime, look out for my upcoming blog („Blog“ tab in the top right corner of your screen for those who sit at a computer) on better focus group discussions…

How to make better use of theory-based evaluation

A theory of change (TOC) is – ideally – at the heart of a theory-based evaluation. A TOC helps to explore the „why“ and „how“ of things that happen in connection with an intervention – but only if those who commission the evaluation ask for such exploration! Watch this space for upcoming blog posts on my insights from the recent conference of the German Evaluation Association’s Methods Circle, held earlier this week at the impressive Federal Statistical Office.

Launch of the Berlin evaluation social club

The Berliner Evaluationsstammtisch (BEST) – i.e., the Berlin evaluators‘ social club – was launched yesterday. Berliners, have a look at my German page for updates! We have also started a LinkedIn group. Come and join us if you’re in Berlin!




Assessing the merit of complex projects and project portfolios around the world, in international teams or solo, and with a commitment to methodological fit and innovation

PME Clinic

Supporting organisations in strengthening their planning, monitoring, and evaluation (PME) processes and structures with advice, training & coaching

Evaluation management

Advice and support in managing evaluations – individual evaluations or entire evaluation portfolios


Developing & facilitating face-to-face and online workshops for consultation, joint planning, reflection, and training in many contexts & languages

Intersectional gender training

Strengthening knowledge, skills and commitment on gender and diversity issues

Gender Mainstreaming

Facilitating planning, monitoring and evaluation informed by intersectional gender analysis