Elias Sagmeister

Senior Programme Manager

Elias designs and implements projects to increase accountability to affected people with a range of humanitarian agencies. He is responsible for communication and institutional development at Ground Truth Solutions and leads our work around cash-based assistance. 

Before joining Ground Truth Solutions, Elias was a project manager at the Berlin-based Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), where he is now a non-resident fellow. He worked with humanitarian actors to develop systems for accountability and learning, particularly in conflict-affected environments. Past assignments include work for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the European Commission (DG ECHO), UNHCR, and the German GIZ. Elias studied international development and economic psychology at the University of Vienna and received a postgraduate certificate from the Centre for Advanced Training in International Development at Humboldt University in Berlin. In his PhD, Elias focused on assessing the relevance of development and humanitarian projects.