Current Promotions Project examples
Rural Sector Support Programme (World Bank)
Marshlands are developed by dam construction..
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Rural Water supply & sanitation project formulation (Luxembourg Development Cooperation)
Rural youth at a cash water dispenser...
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Sectoral Prefeasibility Study on Rural Water Supply
Different types of handpumps...
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INDIA 2004
Ecorestoration Project (Wasteland Development in Hill Area, Attapady, Kerala), Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Typical hill area view...
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ALBANIA 2003/ 04
Social Investment Fund II+III (Albanian Development Fund), 11 Municipalities, German Financial Cooperation (KfW)
Road rehabilitation in larger and smaller towns plays a great role for public works and enhanced economic opportunities...
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Ghana project
GHANA 2003
Cocoa Sector Support Programme (European Union)
Working in the field with small-scale farmers who derve their livelihod from cocoa
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Niger project
NIGER 2003
Rural Water Supply Programme (Dosso/ Loga), German Financial Cooperation (KfW)
Ground water from wells and hand pumps is extracted to satisfy hygienic drinking water supply
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who we are

Z-CONSULT was founded in 1990 by Dr. Hans A. Von Zedlitz, as an independent consultancy in development co-operation. It is personally managed and owned by its founder. From 1990 to present, Dr. Von Zedlitz has conducted numerous assignments for various donors in 32 developing or transformation countries.



Z-Consult’s latest assignment was the EU’s mid-term review of the „Food Security Thematic Programme“ (FSTP) which is a global programme to combat hunger and malnutrition for developing and transformation countries running from 2007 to 20010 with a budget of some 930 million Euros overall (about M€ 232.5 per year). The FSTP runs in parallel to the EC’s global „Food Facility“ comprising another 1 billion Euros and other major players’ global Food Security response funds such as by the World Bank. The assignment also included to elaborate detailed recommendations for a possible follow-up phase of the FSTP (2011 to 2013) with a budget of some 750 million Euros (roughly M€ 250 per year).

Z-Consult’s involvement was particularly with the two Strategic Programme Areas of
„SP-2 Linking information and decision making to improve food security response strategies“, and „SP-3 Exploiting the potential of continental and regional approaches to improve food security“.

The assignment comprised also visits to the Rome based international organisations concerned, i.e. FAO, IFAD and WFP to discuss relevant political and technical issues, such as the role of the World Committee on Food Security (CFS) at FAO, the UN High-level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis (HLTF) and its Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA). Meetings comprised the Chair of the Committee of the Council (CoC) of FAO, including discussions of the Immediate Programme of Action (IPA) of FAO’s reform process. Technical level meetings were held with various FAO departments (such as ESA, EST, ESS, TCA, AGN, NRC, KCE, PBEE) and programmes (FIVIMS, GIEWS) as well as with those concerned in  IFAD and WFP.

Given the increase of hunger in the world (following the global food price crisis, competition for land fueled by the increasing biofuel demand and climate change), a new policy focus on global Food Security & Nutrition (FSN), comprising safety nets for social protection of the vulnerable, is to be pursued which is to be placed in the context of other recent global policy and strategy plans of action and events such as:

  • the June 2008 „food summit“ Rome Declaration by 181 states and the EU
  • the plan for „Food Security for All“ emanating from the January 2009 Madrid Meeting to build „Global Partnership for Food, Agriculture and Nutrition“
  • the October 2009 FAO Council of agriculture ministers meeting on „policy coherence for food security“ plus
  • the October 2009 (high-level) meeting on „How to feed the world in 2050) plus
  • the November 2009 World Food Summit at Rome (FAO).

areas of activity

Main areas of activity are:

  • magagement of project cycle (PCM)
  • identification, feasibility study,  design/ planning of projects and programmes, implementation, technical assistance, and monitoring & evaluation.

The following sectors of development are covered:

  • rural development and food security
  • infrastructure: water supply & sanitation, roads/ public works, multi-purpose infrastructure, pipelines
  • local economic development/ social funds for development
  • social development, social protection, safety nets
  • Organisational development, capacity-building, decentralisation
  • Training & professional qualification
  • Elements in basic education, basic health, family-planning, HIV/AIDS, IEC awareness campaigns.

The following countries have been covered so far:

EUROPE: Albania, Macedonia, Turkey

MIDDLE EAST/ NORTH  AFRICA: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia

ASIA: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

AFRICA: Benin, Burundi, Chad, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Clients comprise the following financing institutions so far:

European Union;  German cooperation (GTZ,  KfW, BMZ, Luxembourg (,  British Cooperation (DfID, Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC, Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD, World Bank





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