Global development co-operation increases further in significance with these worldwide economic, political, social and ecological interdependencies. The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) was created 50 years ago, as a training institute in order to qualify management staff for the newly-created German development policy institutions. 1971 saw the addition of research and policy-advising activities. These fields of tasks remain central to the Institute to this day: Research topics arise from both problems in practice and academic curiosity and the desire to close gaps in knowledge. The training benefits from academic knowledge and the reflection of practical experience. Policy advice draws on research and serves to address questions regarding the future development of the policy area. This special bundles information, opinions and historical backgrounds with regard to “50 years DIE”. A digital timeline guides you through the Institute’s history. Apart from that, you can find photos and videos of our ceremony as well as the anniversary annual report 2013 / 2014.