1. 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.


  2. G20


    Policy Research Group & T20

    In December 2016, Germany will take over the presidency of the G20 from China. Then, the lead of the G20 will be in the hands of a country, which intends to adopt a special responsibility for the success of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  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

Current Events

World Water Week 2016
Wastewater reuse for enhanced food and non-food value chains
Stockholm, 28.08.2016

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

World Water Week 2016
Drought, food security, migration and Climate
Stockholm, 01.09.2016

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.

1 August 2016. UNDCF and UNCTAD saw the discussion of a concept for measuring South-South cooperation and the contribution of developing countries to the 2030 Agenda.


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.


Regionalexpertise des DIE

News from within our Institute

Press Release
The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) are jointly entrusted with the support of Germany's G20 presidency next year. The two institutes are tasked with chairing and organising the so-called T20 process.

Press Release of 29 July 2016

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".

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.