weltwärts-volunteers and their civic engagement in Germany

Date of publication: 01.01.2017

Published by / Editor: Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

In 2017, the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) published the results of its comprehensive study on the effectiveness of the weltwärts programme’s North-South component. One of the study’s findings was that volunteers continue to benefit from their experience long after their assignment and that their new knowledge, skills and outlook also have an effect on their families and friends.