1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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?


  5. 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?


  6. MENA

    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.


Current Publications


Baumann, Max-Otto (2016)

E: Empowerment

Burchi, Francesco / Sara Vicari (2016)

Current Events

Public Lecture
Global Summit Prenegotiation: The Case of the Australian G20 Presidency
Bonn, 31.05.2016

Ninth International Dialogue on Water in Agriculture
Public-Private Partnerships in irrigation
Bonn, 01.06.2016 until 02.06.2016

Öffentliche Diskussionsveranstaltung
Flucht, Migration, Integration – Herausforderungen und Chancen aus Sicht der Forschung
Düsseldorf, 17.06.2016

Bonner Impulse
Netzwerke schaffen für eine Welt ohne Hunger
Bonn, 22.06.2016

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.

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.

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.

25 May 2016. The 2030 Agenda has now to be put into practice. What is the EU doing?


15.05.2016. The international emergency assistance requires reform.


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The International Dialogue on Water in Agriculture: Public-Private Partnerships in irrigation: experiences, benefits and risks, organized by DIE and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), takes place on 1 - 2 June 2016 in Bonn with participants from Egypt, Morocco, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, India, the US and European countries. Join!

Opportunities for refugees with academic / scientific background

DIE offers those refugees with academic reference to DIE’s topics the opportunity to get involved with the Institute’s activities. For further information please refer to this leaflet.

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