ecol is a research consultancy based in Cologne, Germany. Founded in late 2012, ecol is a spin-off company of RWI, one of Germany’s leading economic research institutes committed to evidence-based policy advice. ecol provides public and private clients with research and advisory services on monitoring and evaluation as well as planning and implementation of developing country projects. These services span different fields of competence, with a focus on infrastructure and environment.
The services offered by ecol combine scientific rigor and a solid foundation in quantitative and qualitative analysis with expertise on study implementation tailored to the particular challenges in the field. ecol builds on several years of experience in working with international and partner country organisations in the developing world. Owing to these collaborations, ecol can rely on an increasing network including international agencies and research institutes, experts and local survey firms.