Research and Policy Advice

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading Think Tanks for development policy world-wide. DIE draws together the knowledge of development research available worldwide, dedicating its work to key issues facing the future of international cooperation. DIE’s research is theory-based, empirically backed, and application-oriented. The policy advice and consulting services DIE provides are bearing on the framework conditions of development policy, including issues concerned with world economic policy, foreign policy, and security policy.

The research staff is involved in numerous international renowned research projects and contributes to policy networks. Their research and publications focus on practice-oriented research and is divided into seven research fields, which are organised in six departments and inter-departmental research areas. 

Directors

The Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Dirk Messner, and Deputy Director Imme Scholz and their staff

Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation

Within the department ‘Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation’, the researchers of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) analyse instruments and organizational structures of development policy.

Sustainable Economic and Social Development

In the department ‘Competitiveness, Sustainability and Inclusive Development’ the research team explores economic development strategies that enhance competitiveness while at the same time reducing poverty and ensuring environmental sustainability.Poverty can only be

Governance, Statehood, Security

The department "Governance, Statehood, Security" at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) focuses upon the transformation, stability and performance of political orders.

Environmental Policy and Management of Natural Resources

The department for ‘Environmental Policy and Management of Natural Resources’ examines strategies for the sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of the environment in developing countries as well as on a global scale. Climate change,

World Economy and Development Financing

Within the department of ‘World Economy and Development Financing’, the research team at German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is working on the global economic conditions for sustainable development, as well as the transformation.

Current Publications

G20 and Africa after the summit: Need for continuity, global voice and vision

Hackenesch, Christine / Julia Leininger / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
The Current Column of 17 July 2017

Did the G20 Hamburg Summit advance 2030 Agenda implementation?

Scholz, Imme / Clara Brandi
Mitarbeiter sonstige of 13 July 2017

Successful agricultural mechanisation in sub-Saharan Africa and the significance of agricultural financing

Müller, Corinna / Christiane Ströh de Martínez / Michael Brüntrup
Briefing Paper 11/2017

Retail FDI liberalisation and the transformation of agrifood value chains in India

Hampel-Milagrosa, Aimée / Hauke Brankamp / Thomas Cremer / Alexander Haddad / Katharina Pannwitz / Franziska Wehinger / Sangeeta Agasty / Tamal Sarkar
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