Marie-Louise is a social scientist with more than 10 years experience with international development. Her core areas of expertise cover evaluation techniques and implementation of large study assignments within different areas and sectors, including sustainable business and private sector development; good governance programming; anti-corruption strategies; public sector integrity; gender equality; and fragile states.

She holds a B.Sc in International Development & Geography, a Diploma in European Union Studies (MA), and an M.Sc degree in International Development and Public Administration. Marie-Louise has undertaken a number of short-term consultancies for international donors, including Danida, Sida, the African Development Bank, and the World Bank, and held a long-term position in Kenya for the Democratic Governance Unit of UNDP in 2010-2011. She also regularly works for Danish and international NGOs and private sector clients.

Marie-Louise has strong analytical skills in relation to development challenges, and strong technical skills with regards to analysis and systematisation of large amounts of information, including quantitative and qualitative data collection. She masters the design of research methods and data collection tools such as interviews, questionnaires, statistical analysis, and graphical presentations of larger sets of data, and is an experienced manager and administrator.

Core Areas

  • Sustainable business development
  • Governance, state and civil society
  • Human rights and equality

Expertise and Services

  • Complex evaluation (thematic, cross-country, large-scale)
  • Project and programme formulation
  • Appraisal and review
  • Theory of Change and Logical Framework Approach (LFA)
  • E-learning
  • Project management and budget control

Country Experience

Europe: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland

Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda


Danish: Native
English: Fluent