Frank Runchel

Frank Runchel


Frank is a development practitioner with 23 years’ experience in monitoring, appraisal, evaluation, management and formulation of sector and thematic programmes. He has solid working experience with organisational and institutional development; organisational assessment; public sector governance; decentralisation; environmental management; and capacity building and training design. Frank has worked extensively with civil society organisations, both in fragile states societies and in more mainstream development contexts, in leveraging their capacities and strategic advantages.

He holds a B.A. in Danish & Nordic Culture and an M.Sc. in Social Geography, and has substantial team-leader experience in civil society development, donor strategies and various other instruments including: basket and multi-donor funds; local support funds, and framework agreements, incorporating design and evaluation of results frameworks, including results chains and process indicators. Frank has extensive experience working with and for rights-based organisations, including NGOs and trade unions, and as team leader on numerous evaluations, studies, reviews, mapping exercises, and civil society governance analysis.

In addition, Frank has significant experience in the field of public sector environmental management, including natural resources and solid waste management. As a certified Pathfinder™ and Process Consultant, Frank is a master facilitator of multi-stakeholder processes, designing feedback loops and undertaking a wide range of complex evaluations, user-driven capacity assessments and formulation processes. He has strong team-building and interpersonal skills, excellent writing and presentation skills

Core Areas

  • Organisational development and assessment, including financial assessment and organisational performance, policy coherence (CSOs, public sector, major donors, private sector organisations)
  • Good governance and governance reforms, service delivery, democratisation, due diligence mechanisms, and HRBA
  • Environmental management, including natural resources, solid waste management, climate mitigation
  • Social dialogue, labour market analysis, and decent work
  • Gender equality, mainstreaming and HRBA assessments
  • Sexual and reproductive health rights

Expertise and Services

  • Team leader and management adviser with full project cycle management experience
  • Monitoring and development of governance indicators and frameworks
  • Capacity development, including training design, mentoring, coaching
  • Quality assurance (QA) design and control
  • Substantial experience from post-conflict areas and fragile states
  • Highly experienced evaluator (country and sector programmes, multi-sector, multilateral, basket funding and programme and projects)
  • Very experienced in results based management, including design, evaluation, monitoring and indicator development
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis, design of impact assessments, base line studies, surveys, and performance monitoring tools
Country Experience

Asia: Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,
Europe: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia
Latin America: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
Middle East & North Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Turkey
Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Danish: Native
English: Fluent
French: Fluent
German: Proficient
Portuguese: Proficient
Spanish: Fluent