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The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is a non-profit-making limited liability company (gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung – gGmbH) based in Bonn. Shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany (75 %) and the State of North Rhine Westphalia (25 %).

The Institute is overseen by a Board of Trustees.

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is registered with the District Court in Bonn under HRB 8741. Legal jurisdiction is Bonn.

Board of Directors
Professor Dr. Dirk Messner, Director

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6
D-53133 Bonn, Germany

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