1. TREND Analytics

    Online Tool: TREND analytics

    TREND analytics is an unique online tool offering its users a birds’ eye perspective of 300 environmental provisions in 630 preferential trade agreements that have been signed since 1945. At the same time political decision makers, researchers or civil society actors are enabled to zoom into the great diversity of this environmental provisions.


  2. Rising Powers

    Rising Powers

    Rising Powers from the developing world change global and national development paths. In an increasingly interconnected world, states like China, India, Brazil, but also Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa or Vietnam impact on the development prospects of other countries. Beyond the traditional perception as middle-income countries, these rising powers are regionally and globally important actors. Thus, they are crucial elements in political problem-solving in a poly-centric world.


  3. Nexus Water - Energy - Land - Climate

    The Nexus Water - Energy - Land - Climate

    Research at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) inquires which incentives, governance mechanism and policy instruments could reduce negative effects and stimulate win-win solutions. This topic special presents relevant works and activities.

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  4. NDC Explorer

    NDC Explorer

    In 2013, the UNFCCC decided that every member state should formulate its national contribution to address the challenges of climate change, the (I)NDCs. These proved to be a corner stone for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The online tool explores the NDCs as well as broader debates like SDGs and fossil fuel subsidy reform.


Current Publications

Mapping giant honey bee nests in Palawan, Philippines through a transdisciplinary approach

Matias, Denise Margaret / Till Stellmacher / Christian Borgemeister / Jun G. Cayron / Henrik von Wehrden (2017)

Current Events

Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum
Geneva, 25.09.2017 until 27.09.2017

Gremiensitzung SDSN Germany
6. Erweiterter Lenkungsausschuss
Berlin, 27.09.2017

WTO Public Forum Session
From the G20 Hamburg Summit to MC11 in Buenos Aires
Geneva, 27.09.2017

Policy panel and networking event
Unveiling the environmental reality of trade agreements
Geneva, 27.09.2017

To see further events please click here.

T20 Africa Standing Group

The T20 Africa Standing Group (T20 ASG) will work on a broad range of issues relevant to economic, social and political change in Africa and the world economy. The network will engage in cross-regional joint knowledge production and provide evidence-based policy advice related to cooperation between the G20 and Africa.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Bonn, 25.09.2017. The WTO Public Forum should point out that Environmental provisions are more than a trade policy fig leaf.


Bonn, 18 September 2017. International Day of Peace is celebrated on 21 September. The 2030 Agenda makes  key points to the issue of peace.


Regional Expertise

News from within our Institute

Conference back to back with COP 23
Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash?
Bonn, 4-5 November 2017

Online Tool TREND analytics

Visit our new blog
"Africa and its partners: building alliances for sustainable development"

Launch of the T20 Germany Website and the T20 Germany Blog
Read the Press Release

Opportunities for refugees with academic / scientific background
For refugees with academic reference the DIE offers the opportunity to get involved with the Institute’s activities.