1. G20


    Policy Research Group & T20

    In December 2016, Germany takes 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).

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  2. Effective Development Cooperation

    The Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation

    From 28 November until 1 December 2016, international cooperation stakeholders will gather for the second high-level meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). Hosted by the Government of Kenya the HLM2 aims to amplify the positive impact of development cooperation over the next 15 years.

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  3. 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.


  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?


Current Publications

Bridging science and development: lessons learnt from two decades of development research

Callo-Concha, Daniel / Manfred Denich / John P. A. Lamers / Anna Schwachula / Anna-Katharina Hornidge / Asia Khamzina / Christian Borgemeister (2016)

Public sector performance and development cooperation in Rwanda: results based approaches

Klingebiel, Stephan / Victoria Gonsior / Franziska Jakobs / Miriam Nikitka (2016)

Green banking regulation: setting out a framework

Lindenberg, Nannette / Ulrich Volz (2016)

Current Events

Lecture Series
The Agenda 2030 – Dealing with Grand Challenges for Mankind
Bonn, 20.10.2016 until 26.01.2017

International Conference
A new social contract for MENA
Bonn, 05.12.2016 until 06.12.2016

Financing UN Development Cooperation
Bonn, 06.12.2016

Presentation of 2016 UNRISD Flagship Report with panel discussion
Policy Innovations for Transformative Change
Bonn, 06.12.2016

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.

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.

6 December 2016. Several thousand people gathered in Nairobi for the second High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the GPEDC. The question is: was it a success?


5 December 2016. Western countries should no longer aim at ‘stabilising’ the political order in MENA countries but help them in designing new, more sustainable social contracts.


Regionalexpertise des DIE

News from within our Institute

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

Golden Sun Award
Climate movie „1.5 – Stay Alive“ wins at the International Environment Film Festival in Barcelona

Lecture Series
The Agenda 2030 - Dealing with Grand Challenges for Mankind

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.