1. Green Industrial Policy

    Green Industrial Policy

    Humanity is confronted with mounting man-made environmental crises, including global warming, depletion of soils and freshwater resources, and loss of biodiversity – mainly because the incentives that guide the way we produce and consume are not accounting for environmental costs. Incentive systems need to change profoundly to ensure that pollution is kept to a minimum, material consumption is reduced, and inputs are reused or recycled to the greatest possible extent. A new report co-edited with five UN agencies provides guidance for policymakers on how to take action.


  2. Sustainable Africa

    Sustainable economic development in Africa

    In the development community it is now consensus that economic development has to be sustainable. The research presented in this Website Special examines to what extent economic development in Africa has been environmentally, socially and economically sustainable in recent years and what kinds of economic reforms are needed to promote sustainable development in Africa.

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  3. 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.


  4. 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.


Current Publications

Current Events

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, 11.12.2017. This week sees the World Trade Organization (WTO) meet in Buenos Aires. Under the surface bubble several conflicts.


Bonn, 4 December 2017. Middle classes grow, but resources are finite. Time for a new consumer policy.


Regional Expertise

News from within our Institute

Application for 54th Postgraduate Training Programme
Opened since 4 December 2017
Apply here.

Interconnections Zone during COP 23
See all events: Booklet
Photographic impressions on flickr
Project Website Klimalog

CrossroadsBonn Conference
Read the Memorandum here.
Documentation on storify.
Joint Press Release by DIE and IIASA.

We mourn the sudden and unexpected death of Annegret Altpeter, alumna of our 47th Postgraduate Course. Our thoughts are with her family and her friends.

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.