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Tim Kornprobst M.A.

Research Associate

Working area(s)

International Relations


Work Residenzschloss 1
64283 Darmstadt

Tim Kornprobst works as a research associate in the section of Political Science on “International Relations” headed by Prof. Dr. Markus Lederer. Since December 2021, he has also been working as a junior advisor for “Waster Management in Jordan” cluster at GIZ in Amman.

Adaptive project approaches to development cooperation, especially Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)

Participatory and adaptive governance


Governance of basic services and infrastructure in development cooperation

Peacebuilding in fragile contexts

Postdevelopment and postcolonialism

Since 01/2022 Research associate in sector “International Relations” at TU Darmstadt, posted to Amman, in cooperation with and third party funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Since 12/2021 Junior Advisor in “Solid Waste Management” Project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Jordan
Since 06/2021 PhD thesis on the efficacy and application of Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) in development cooperation, TU Darmstadt, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Lederer
09/2020-09/2021 Postgraduate Fellow and Researcher at the German Development Institute (GDI), research in the project “Societal Peace and Local Elections in Nepal”.
10/2017-05/2020 M.A. International Studies/Peace and Conflict Studies, TU Darmstadt and Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Thesis: “State Capacity – A Guarantor for Better Basic Services in the Health Sector? An analysis using the example of Ghana”
10/2017-05/2020 Scholarship student of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, spokesperson of the scholarship students' working groups “Global Development” and “Africa”
2017-2020 Various internships at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW Development Bank and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with focus on Africa/West Africa
2016-2017 Scholarship holder of the ASA programme, Engagement Global, in the project: : “Promotion of Sustainable Environment through Digital Storytelling and ICT Education at PEC School”; Nsawam (Ghana)
2013-2017 B.A. Political Science and History, Kiel University