Dr. Johanna Speer is the Head of Development Cooperation at the German Embassy in Amman. From 2011 to 2017 she served as a senior policy analyst in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Her key areas of work include development cooperation in the areas of water and sanitation, solid waste management, private sector development, green growth, and the role of the private sector for development effectiveness.
Previously, Dr. Speer worked as a consultant for sustainable economic development, decentralization and the integration of smallholders into global value chains in Central and Latin America, as well as for competition policy in the UK.
At the German Development Institute (DIE) Dr. Speer has investigated the effect of favouritism on the business climate in Jordan. Dr. Speer holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Humboldt University and a Master’s degree in Global Market Economics from the London School of Economics.