Stabilization and development in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena)

    Contributions to stabilization and development in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena)

    In early 2011, a wave of demonstrations and riots swashed across the Arab world, which became soon labeled “the Arab Spring”. In order to express dissatisfaction with their political and socio-economic living conditions people throughout the region chanted: “Bread! Freedom! Social justice!”
    ("! عيش  ! حرية ! عدالة اجتماعية").

    Since then, the situation in many MENA countries has changed – unfortunately - not only to the better.


  2. Food security and agriculture

    Food security and agriculture for a world without hunger

    Food security and agriculture have made a remarkable return to the global agenda. With a world population and incomes increasing, demand for agricultural products is rising. Natural resources – land, water and biodiversity – are under pressure. In addition, new developments such as modern technologies, biofuels or large scale investments in land challenge traditional modes rural development. How can we achieve food security?


  3. Refugees and displacement

    Refugees and displacement

    Never in the history of mankind were so many people forced to leave their homesteads. The root causes of flight and displacement often are complex: These comprise of violent conflicts, weak statehood, economic crises or natural disasters and environmental change. Which contribution can development policy make to forestall displacement? How can the negative consequences of displacement be mitigated?


  4. Nexus Water - Energy - Land - Climate

    Nexus Water - Energy - Land - Climate

    Resources such as water, energy sources and land are becoming increasingly scarce due to climate change, a growing world population, shifting consumer behavior and underinvestments in infrastructure.


  5. Klimalog

    Klimalog - Research and dialogue for a climate-smart and just transformation

    An ambitious international climate agenda and its resolute implementation are essential for sustainable development. Curbing anthropogenic climate change requires rapid and radical transformations in the political, economic and social spheres.


  6. 2030 Agenda

    2030 Agenda

    On 25 September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a new agenda: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The new agenda follows a universal approach and will apply to developing, emerging and developed countries alike.


European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)

The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) brings together four leading European international development think tanks, among them the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

SDSN Germany

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) pools expertise from science, civil society and the business community to tackle global challenges with innovative and applicable solutions for sustainable development.


In December 2015, China took over the presidency of the G20. After China Germany will lead the destinies of the G20 starting in December 2016. For the past years the ,middle-powers', such as Australia or Turkey have led the G20 – now the global economic heavyweights take over. This increases the chances that the G20 implements a transformative agenda that is based on the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda.

Käte Hamburger Kolleg/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is an interdisciplinary research institute and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the participating partners.

Further Website Specials

Please find here a collection of previous website specials. On each of the topics you will find related publications, events, projects and contact persons at DIE.

27 June 2016. A narrow majority of Britons have decided to leave the EU. What does the impending Brexit mean for European foreign and development policy?


20 June 2016. What are the principal causes of flight and displacement – and what can and should development policy do to "tackle" these?


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BMZ Open Day in Bonn
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) took part in the Open Day of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on Sunday, 26 June.

Final Communique on T20  - Conference
The Co-Hosts of the T20 (Think 20) - Conference in Berlin published a Final Communique on the Conference.

Opportunities for refugees with academic / scientific background
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