1. G20


    In December 2016, Germany took over the presidency of the G20. This places the G20 emerging countries in the hands of a country that would like to take on a special responsibility for the implementation of global sustainability targets (SDGs).

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  2. TREND Analytics

    Online Tool: TREND analytics

    TREND analytics is an unique online tool offering its users a birds’ eye perspective of 300 environmental provisions in 630 preferential trade agreements that have been signed since 1945. At the same time political decision makers, researchers or civil society actors are enabled to zoom into the great diversity of this environmental provisions.


  3. Rising Powers

    Rising Powers

    Rising Powers from the developing world change global and national development paths. In an increasingly interconnected world, states like China, India, Brazil, but also Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa or Vietnam impact on the development prospects of other countries. Beyond the traditional perception as middle-income countries, these rising powers are regionally and globally important actors. Thus, they are crucial elements in political problem-solving in a poly-centric world.


  4. NDC Explorer

    NDC Explorer

    In 2013, the UNFCCC decided that every member state should formulate its national contribution to address the challenges of climate change, the (I)NDCs. These proved to be a corner stone for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The online tool explores the NDCs as well as broader debates like SDGs and fossil fuel subsidy reform.


Current Events

Effective promotion of green innovation
Bonn, 24.10.2017 until 25.10.2017

Mitglieder- und Partnerversammlung
4. Deutsche SDSN-Versammlung

Conference back to back with COP 23
Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads
Bonn, 04.11.2017 until 05.11.2017

Side events and conferences
Bonn, 04.11.2017 until 20.11.2017

To see further events please click here.

T20 Africa Standing Group

The T20 Africa Standing Group (T20 ASG) will work on a broad range of issues relevant to economic, social and political change in Africa and the world economy. The network will engage in cross-regional joint knowledge production and provide evidence-based policy advice related to cooperation between the G20 and Africa.

SDSN Germany

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) pools expertise from science, civil society and the business community to tackle global challenges with innovative and applicable solutions for sustainable development.

Käte Hamburger Kolleg/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is an interdisciplinary research institute and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the participating partners.

European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)

The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) brings together four leading European international development think tanks, among them the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

Further Website Specials

Please find here a collection of previous website specials. On each of the topics you will find related publications, events, projects and contact persons at DIE.

Bonn, Beijing, 17 October 2017. Will the 19th Party Congress herald a new approach to global development and foreign aid?


Bonn, 16.10.2017. More attention must be paid to the interface between food security and peace-building.


Regional Expertise

News from within our Institute

DIE and IfW hand over T20 leadership to Argentinian partners
Press Release, 11 October 2017

Conference back to back with COP 23
Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash?
Bonn, 4-5 November 2017

Online Tool TREND analytics

Visit our new blog
"Africa and its partners: building alliances for sustainable development"

Launch of the T20 Germany Website and the T20 Germany Blog
Read the Press Release

Opportunities for refugees with academic / scientific background
For refugees with academic reference the DIE offers the opportunity to get involved with the Institute’s activities.