Chris Meyer zu Natrup


Chris Meyer zu Natrup is the founder and director of MzN International, a development consulting firm that provides innovative advice and business support to NGOs and international organizations. Together with his team, he researches how innovation and business principles can move the sector to become more sustainable, efficient and effective. He trained as a chartered accountant and holds a master’s degree in international relations. Chris regularly writes about innovations in global development and aid on his blog,

Latest Articles

Opinion: The development sector is in crisis, and that's a good thing
15 Nov 2016

The criticism of the development and aid sector isn’t as constructive as it could be. And although almost everyone has an opinion about this, barely anyone agrees how to actually fix it. There are an abundance of viewpoints, but the crucially lacking ingredient is a cool-headed deference to the facts, explains Chris Meyer zu Natrup, director and head of advisory at MzN International.

How to manage a Payment by Results contract
3 Jul 2015

What exactly is a Payment by Results contract and how can nongovernmental organizations, social enterprises, and other global development and humanitarian aid actors manage them efficiently and effectively? A joint piece from MzN International's Chris Meyer zu Natrup and Dermott McDonald.

How Cordaid transformed from NGO to social enterprise
20 Oct 2014

Cordaid spent the whole of 2012 restructuring its business model, changing from being a foreign aid-focused organization to an international development organization operating as a social enterprise. How did it manage the transition? MzN International's Chris Meyer zu Natrup spoke with Cordaid's COO to find out.

From NGO to social business: Why and how
2 Sep 2014

NGOs constantly need to adapt to the changing development landscape. But does it mean you need to convert your NGO into a social business? Chris Meyer zu Natrup, founder and director of social business MzN International, shares some insights in this guest commentary.