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Die Schweizerische Depeschenagentur SDA hat entschieden, einige Ihrer Aussagen im Interview (mit der Luzerner Zeitung) allgemein zu veröffentlichen. Ich bin der Meinung zu Recht, denn Ihre Erklärungen (zur Situation in Afghanistan  nach dem 9/11) waren äusserst informativ.
A. Tunger-Zanetti, Auslandkorrespondent, Luzerner Zeitung, 21.8.2001

On the world debate (on desertification and food security), we have Martin Sommer, he is a food security specialist who has been working in many countries in the South, among them Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Zeinab Badawi, Moderator BBC World Debate, Villages on the Frontline, 5 October 2006

Martin, with happy memories of earlier times (collaboration in India; joint evaluation of participatory watershed development; exchange on self-evaluation), the hope that you will be provoked and enjoy this book and all good wishes for the future.
Sir Robert Chambers, Berlin, 3 May 2012

Many thanks for your thoughtful and helpful message. Rarely do I receive such insightful feedback. I truly appreciate it. Your message helps me understand what is working well and what still needs to be improved.
Dr. William Dar, Director General International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India, 19 October 2012

Dear Martin, you are highly recommended by several people in Evaluation. I very much value your insight and would love to learn who you would recommend as candidates for the important task of Director Evaluation of IFAD.
Victoria Dimitrakopoulos, Consultant for head hunting of IFAD-IOE , EgonZehnder, USA, 18 April 2014

Martin Sommer is analytically sharp and highly focussed. It is my privilege to recommend Martin for any prestigious and highly demanding international consulting assignment.
Dr. N R Jagannath, Development Consultant, Bangalore, India, October 2014

Martin (in his assignment as country director SDC in Laos) was future orientated and prepared to take risks in laying the groundwork for activities that would have longer-term payoffs.
Dr. Sean Foley, Consultant SAMDANA, Ex. Board Member  Australia & New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, November 2014

Dear Martin, we continue our work on sustainable development metrics, now applying the HDI-Footprint approach with a little twist to village level development. Would love to exchange notes once with you.
Mathis Wackernagel, President, Global Footprint Network, USA, 3 October 2015

Thank you very much for coming to the Anhui Province. We are sure that the valuable IPRCC cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC will gow deeper in the future. Hopefully we will have the honour to have your advice or comments also in the future.
Dr. Liu Qianqian, International Poverty Reduction Center Chin IPRCC, 24 April 2015

Your highly professional inputs had a big effect on the Chinese Delegation: The participants expressed that they would contribute greatly to the development of their current policy recommendation for their Chinese national and foreign aid policy on evaluation.
Evelin Stettler, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, 23 April 2015

SDC appreciates the well written evaluation report (on the Executive Master in Development Policy and Practices DPP of the Geneva Graduate Institute). It offers a good base for SDC in order to approve the ongoing support of the DPP . We especially welcome the recommendations made  by the evaluators in order to improve the quality of the DPP in the future. 
Board of Directors, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, 25 March 2015

Thank you for this. This is great! I was ready to give up this assignment if it wasn't because of you. There is still more I want to learn from you, so I'm sticking around (with the evaluationb of the Country Programme Laos of  Fastenopfer)
Vilayphone Chouramany, Independent Consultant, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 March 2015

Ich habe deinen sehr hilfreichen und konzisen Bericht gelesen. Ich kann diesen sehr gut nutzen für die Diskussionen zur neuen Strategie und den Wirkungsketten sowie zur thematischen Konsistenz. 
Bernhard Wenger, Berater Strategie Fastenopfer, Zürich, 26 März 2015

Ich finde deinen ersten Bericht zur Laos-Evaluation höchst interessant und wertvoll. 
Helena Jeppesen, Fastenopfer Programmverantwortliche Laos und Philippinen, 29 April 2015

Grossen Dank für Ihre Bereitschaft, in kürzester Zeit ein sehr nützliches Wirkungsmodell für die gesamte Institution entworfen zu haben!  Wir konnten dieses direkt in die laufenden Diskussionen  mit den Finanzierungspartnern einspeisen. 
Patrick Renz, Direktor, Fastenopfer Luzern, 9 März 2016

Ganz besonders möchte ich dir danken für all deine Beratungen und die Unterstützung beim Aufbau einer neuen Generation von Programmen des Fastenopfers, für all die Rückmeldungen und Inputs, die für uns sehr wertvoll waren. 
Suzann Schuepp, Fastenopfer Head Development Policy, Fastenopfer Luzern, 18 März 2016

Deine effizienten Beiträge haben es ermöglicht, dass unser Personal mit dem Aufbau der neuen Programme auf einem hohen Niveau weiterarbeiten kann. Ebenso haben sie das Konzept des Wirkungsmodells in die Planung aufgenommen. (...) Es war einmal mehr super, dich am vergangenen Mittwoch unter uns zu haben, herzlichen Dank dafür!                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sandrine Cottier-Llense, Head Quality Control, Fastenopfer Lucerne, Switzerland 22 June 2016  

Die Tatsache, dass wir alle Strategiearbeiten und die Länderprogrammierungen rechtzeitig und umfassend fertigstellen konnten für die DEZA ist auch deiner Unterstützung zu verdanken! Dafür möchte ich dir ganz herzlich danken. Ich schätze deine ruhige und kompetente Art des Mitdenkens und Kommentierens und ich freue mich, auch weiterhin auf deine Unterstützung zählen zu dürfen.                                                                                                      Markus Brun, Leiter Südprogramme, Fastenopfer Luzern, 23 Dezember 2016

We are very happy about your proposals. Special thanks for the argumentarium which was very helpful. In all most of your proposals were helpful in            terms of simplifications, clarifications and better formulation of indicators. The matrix is now definitely SMARTer and more clear - a big thank you for that!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Madeleine Bolliger, Coordinator NGO Cooperation Network, Bread for all, Berne, Switzerland, 29 August 2016

Herzlichen Dank für das spannende Treffen und deine Zeit. Die Diskussion hat enorm zur Klärung der anstehenden Aufgaben beigetragen.                Barbara Lutz, Head Cooperation Systems, Bread for all, Berne, Switzerland, 22 September 2016