1. G20


    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.


  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. 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. Urbanisation and Habitat III

    Urbanisation and Habitat III

    More than half of the World’s population already lives in urban areas; in 2050 it will be two third. Most of the growth will happen in emerging and developing countries, where the number of city-dwellers who live informally is still increasing. The upcoming Habitat III World Conference constitutes an important milestone for defining the role of cities and means of implementation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Global Development.


Current Publications

Exploring scenarios for the future of ACP-EU cooperation: an analytical tool for informed choices

Bossuyt, Jean / Niels Keijzer / Geert Laporte / Alfonso Medinilla / Marc De Tollenaere (2016)

Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in Germany

Scholz, Imme / Niels Keijzer / Carmen Richerzhagen (2016)

Current Events

Designing a socially inclusive transformation
Jambi, 08.08.2016

Global Village
MGG Academy 2016 - Welcome Event
Bonn, 18.08.2016

Book Presentation
Climate change, land degradation & desertification
Bonn, 29.08.2016

International Symposium
Social protection systems – tying the knots
Bonn, 05.09.2016 until 06.09.2016

To see further events please click here.

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.


The ongoing negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) introduce fresh dynamics into international trade issues.

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.

13 July 2016. TTIP may be delayed by Brexit, but the referendum result might have strengthened the resolve of an agreement with reduced EU leverage.


11 July 2016. Intensive efforts to tackle the impact of fragmentation on the 2030 Agenda are the urgent order of the day.


Regionalexpertise des DIE

News from within our Institute

New Publications
To the Book Publications

Lecture Series
From  Thursday, 20 October the DIE co-organises a lecture series titled "The Agenda 2030 - Dealing with Grand Challenges for Mankind".

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
For refugees with academic reference the DIE offers the opportunity to get involved with the Institute’s activities.