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

Political parties: weak point in the sustainability architecture

Kloke-Lesch, Adolf
The Current Column of 29 May 2017

The EU-South Africa strategic partnership: waning affection, persisting economic interests

Grimm, Sven / Christine Hackenesch
Externe Publikationen of 24 May 2017

Wie weiter mit den Wirtschaftspartnerschaftsabkommen? Gedanken zu einer vertieften EU-Afrika-Handelspartnerschaft

Brandi, Clara / Merran Hulse / Niels Keijzer
Analysen und Stellungnahmen 9/2017

Entwicklungspolitische Eckpunkte in turbulenten Zeiten: Anmerkungen im Wahljahr

Klingebiel, Stephan / Dirk Messner / Imme Scholz
Externe Publikationen of 22 May 2017