BMZ Feasibility Study

BMZ Feasibility Study 

ESDO’s Evidence Unit partners with implementing organisations to conduct robust and supportive Feasibility Studies for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ).

BMZ require all project proposals co-financed by BMZ to be submitted alongside a supportive Feasibility Study.


The purpose of the BMZ Feasibility Study is to independently validate the logic, needs and context of the project. 

In our experience, BMZ appreciates feasibility studies that appear designed to help implementers finalise the project design.

To do this, the BMZ Feasibility Study needs to clarify uncertain aspects of the project context, have clearly identified opportunities and make project risks clear.

Ultimately BMZ then appreciates seeing these items from the study incorporated and addressed in the final proposal submitted.

If a BMZ Feasibility Study is conducted well it will provide an additional perspective on how to improve the project design, and ultimately increase the impact for the targeted community.

Approach to BMZ Feasibility Studies

All of ESDO’s work is inclusive, participatory and community validated by design. This is not special for us, it is the minimum requirement.

BMZ Feasibility Studies are conducted using OECD DAC Criteria.

ESDO’s research capability has deep experience collecting quantitative and qualitiative primary data in developing, fragile and conflict affected countries.

Our research technology platforms and systems allow us to collect primary data from the field quickly and deliver publications efficiently. Our researchers are well trained mixed methods researchers and are experienced in advanced sampling, data quality management, statistical analysis and data normalisation.


Girls Education in Afghanistan

A number of recent and seemingly disparate developments in Afghanistan may actually be connected.

Do these events finally forecast the end to the ban on girls education by the Taliban?

Breaking the ISIS Legacy in Iraq

The impacts of ISIS’s reign in Iraq are not over. Their extremist influence of exclusion and violence extended to territory they did not physically occupy.

This report uses qualitative field work in Iraq to determine the lasting impacts of ISIS on gender and sexual based violence and social exclusion in Iraq and KRI. 

Reducing SGBV using Behaviour Change Techniques

This meta analysis identifies situations and techniques where behaviour change programming has demonstrated reductions in SGBV prevalence.

Women in the Sudanese Political Transition

This is a primary source qualitative study into the exclusion, impacts and fight for participation in the Sudanese constitutional transition. 

Influencing Destructive Consumption

ESDO conducted experiments in Europe to find quick wins for moving western consumers to lower impact dietary patterns.

We also chronicled the impact of our diets on the people in the world that have done the least to cause climate change. 

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