Susanna Krüger is the co-founder of project bcause and was CEO at Save the Children Germany e.V., a position she held for six years. Her work experience includes over 16 years in development cooperation as well as humanitarian aid and its evaluation (in the Middle East, Asia and Africa), public administration reform, change management in the non-profit sector, strategic philanthropy, and impact investing efforts with large European foundations. Particularly, she founded and led goodroot (2008−2016), an advisory firm working with social investors on their impact measurement in the social sector.
Susanna is a non-resident fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin and until 2016 contributed actively to its humanitarian aid evaluation work. She was part of the Cluster Approach Evaluation Phase II, and in 2011, she oversaw the Evaluation Framework for the UN Somalia Assistance Strategy. She contributed to policy development for the European Union’s humanitarian aid department (DG ECHO) and advised the research team that works on delivering aid in highly insecure environments. Susanna worked on real-time evaluations with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and in 2015 she led a comprehensive review of the Transformative Agenda of the IASC.
Susanna holds master’s degrees in history, philosophy and international law from the Free University in Berlin and in public administration from Harvard University, where she was a McCloy Scholar from 2000 to 2002.