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. In doing so, they take two different approaches. On the one hand, the team examines current changes in the dynamic of international development cooperation. They examine actors, incentives, interests and strategies in the field of the international ‘Aid & Development Effectiveness Agenda’. On the other hand, they ponder questions on the future of international cooperation and analyse consequences for the traditional aid paradigm. In this field, our researchers focus on the influence of new actors – especially emerging countries, the civil society and private institutions – and new methods of international cooperation, outside of the traditional paradigm of development cooperation (e.g. global public goods, ‘whole-of-government’ approaches, and triangular cooperation). The research in this field aims to explore options to increase the coherence of international development policies in times of manifold transformations, in order to achieve sustainable development results in partner countries.

Actors, Bilateral, Multilateral, Traditional, and “New”

Development cooperation encompasses relationships between a diverse set of actors. German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) research examines the priorities and characteristics of a variety of development assistance...

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Instruments and modalities of development cooperation

Principles and guidelines for a more effective and efficient development cooperation are at the core of the international aid effectiveness agenda. Above all, the principles and commitments formulated in the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the...

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Political economy of aid

Political economy analysis of bi- and multilateral development cooperation is a central research theme at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). The researchers analyse the diverging interests, incentives, power...

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Aid and Development Effectiveness

The landscape of actors involved in development cooperation is changing: the classic divide in northern donors delivering aid to southern recipients gives way to a more heterogenous spectrum of actors. Against this background develops the discourse about the...

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The future of international cooperation: “beyond aid”

In the light of global shifts in wealth and poverty, traditional approaches to development cooperation, with Official Development Assistance as its centrepiece, need to be rethought as part of a more comprehensive framework of global public policy. German...

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Current Publications

Wie kann Entwicklungszusammenarbeit SDG-sensitiv ausgestaltet werden?

Rudolph, Alexandra
Analysen und Stellungnahmen 9/2016

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants: more than just heart-warming words?

Grävingholt, Jörn / Benjamin Schraven
The Current Column of 27 September 2016