The Department "Directors" is headed by Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner, Director, and
Dr. Imme Scholz, Deputy Director, of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). The Department is engaged in fundamental questions of development politics, the transformation of international cooperation patterns between OECD and non-OECD countries as well as in the emergence of development paths of sustainable development in the context of global change.