SIM Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut München (Institute of Social Science Munich) is an inde-pendent research institute which does research and consulting in the field of social and eco-nomical sciences. SIM cooperates in a network of other research and consulting institutes in order to permit a continuous transfer of knowledge, experience and research findings. The com-petency fields of SIM are organisational development and human resources, social planning and monitoring, urban and regional development, social research and evaluation. SIM started its work and activities related to gender budgeting (especially gender sensitive indicators) in con-nection with the Münchner BürgerInnenbefragung (citizen survey) 2000 and in connection with projects concerning the implementation of new public management in Germany and Italy.
Diplom-Sociologist, since 1990 managing director of the SIM. Main topics of research and consulting: organisational development, human resources, new public management, gender mainstreaming, evaluation, coaching, as well as gender trainings. Several years of work experience in international projects (Equal, Leonardo). Several publications in New Public Management, organisational development of universities and evaluation, especially process evaluation. Since 2003 consultant of the University of Augsburg for gender mainstreaming.
Diplom-Engineer (architecture at the Fachhochschule Munich), Diplom-Sociologist (sociology, psychology and economic statistics at t
he Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich). Since 1994 scientist at the SIM. Several studies and projects on gender budgeting, especially connected to development of indicators for gender budgeting, women and men studies, consultant for the administration of the city of Munich and the government of Salzburg (Austria): gender budgeting, target group oriented use of administrational data, development of gender sensitive social indicators. Several publications on Gender Budgeting.