Marcus Jenal has been working in economic development for more than ten years. He started consulting in 2011 and is now a partner of the international consultancy Mesopartner. Marcus’ work has a particular focus on gaining a better understanding of economic systems and options to shape their evolution in a positive way. He also developed approaches to monitor and evaluate programmes that are facing uncertainties and complexity. He provides strategic advice to organisations and programmes on developing strategies and processes of discovery and sensemaking in complex and challenging contexts and is also an active researcher aiming to apply new economic theories to development.