1. G20


    Policy Research Group & T20

    In December 2016, Germany took over the presidency of the G20. This places the G20 emerging countries in the hands of a country that would like to take on a special responsibility for the implementation of global sustainability targets (SDGs).


  2. NDC Explorer

    The NDC Explorer

    The (I)NDCs proved to be a corner stone for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. However, the national climate plans vary in scope and content. The online tool NDC Explorer allows everybody to explore countries priorities and ambitions related to climate change and therefore to contribute to the global climate action in the context of the UN climate negotiations.


  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. Effective Development Cooperation

    The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

    New Frontiers

    The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) is an important platform for discussions on the effectiveness of contributions towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The principles of country ownership, focus on results, transparency, inclusive partnerships and mutual accountability guide the current transition period.


  5. Economic development in Afrika

    Sustainable economic development in Afrika

    The debate on economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa no longer focuses only on quantitative aspects, but increasingly considers qualitative aspects as well. Raising economic growth, productivity, and investment remains on the top of the policy agenda, but aspects of sustainability have significantly gained in importance. In the development community it is now consensus that economic development has to be sustainable.


Current Events

Event Series
Drought resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bonn, 06.04.2017 until 13.07.2017

Think 20 Summit
Global Solutions
29.05.2017 until 30.05.2017

Launch Workshop
Brazilian Platform on Voluntary Sustainability Standards
Brasília & São Paulo, 31.05.2017 until 02.06.2017

Vortrags- und Diskussionsveranstaltung
Ein anderes Amerika – ein anderes Europa
Bonn, 31.05.2017

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.

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.

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.

22 May 2017. There are many reasons for Donald Trump to advocate for environmental and, in particular, biodiversity conservation.


15 May 2017. With the "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI) China wants to establish a network through Asia. Recently, however, the doubts about Beijing's plan are growing.


Regionalexpertise des DIE

News from within our Institute

DIE is Co-Host at Global Soil Week
22-24 May, Berlin

“Science Platform Sustainability 2030” Launched in Germany
Bonn, 9 May 2017

G20 Engagement Groups
Statement for Open and Inclusive Societies.

T20 Africa
Read the Communiqué of the T20 Africa Conference in Johannesburg.

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.