PD Dr. Stephan Klingebiel

Department: Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation

Function: Head of department / Regular Visiting Professor (Stanford University)

Specialization: Political Scientist



Work areas:
  • Aid effectiveness & Political economy of aid
  • International Cooperation and Global Public Goods
  • Nexus of security and development
  • Governance in Africa
  • Regional and continental approaches in Africa


02/2016Habilitation at the University of Marburg
since 10/2014

since 09/2011
University of Marburg
Lecturer, International Development Studies

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Head of Department "Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation"
since 01/2011Stanford University
Visiting Professor (Overseas Studies Programme, Cape Town)
07/2014 - 08/2014Stanford University
Visiting Scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)
2007-2011KfW Bankengruppe
Director KfW Office Kigali
2006-2007German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Head of Department "Governance, Statehood, Security"
2005-2007University of Düsseldorf
Senior Lecturer (Political Science)
2003-2006German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Head of Department "Poverty-oriented development; regional integration; governance"
Region: Sub-Sahara Africa
1993-2003German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)Researcher
Deptartment "Basic development policy issues"
Region: North Africa & Middle East
1998Doctor's degree in Political Science at the University of Duisburg
1992-1993University of Applied Science of Düsseldorf
Teaching activities
1988-1993Institute for Development and Peace and at the University of Duisburg
1981-1988University of Duisburg
Studies of Political Science, History and Economies

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces



E-mail Stephan.Klingebiel@remove-this.die-gdi.de
Phone +49 (0)228 94927-299
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130


The Fragmentation of aid. Concepts, Measurements and Implications for development cooperation
Klingebiel, Stephan / Timo Mahn / Mario Negre (2016)
Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillian, September 2016


Public Sector Performance and Development Cooperation in Rwanda. Results-Based Approaches
Klingebiel, Stephan / Gonsior, Victoria / Jakobs, Franziska / Nikitka, Miriam (2017)
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

Im Fokus

Costs, Benefits and the Political Economy of Aid Coordination: The Case of the European Union
Stephan Klingebiel / Mario Negre / Pedro Morazán (2016)
European Journal of Development Research, 7. Januar 2016


Beyond aid: a conceptual perspective on the transformation of development cooperation
Klingebiel, Stephan / Heiner Janus / Sebastian Paulo (2014)
Journal of International Development


Development Cooperation. Challenges of the New Aid Architecture

Klingebiel, Stephan (2013)
International Relations & Development Collection 2014

In the media

Zukunft der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb)
3 February 2015

In the Media

Logo: Tagesspiegel

Die Krise in Burundi: Von der Instabilität zur Eskalation
Stephan Klingebiel
Der Tagesspiegel
11 May 2015