1. Economic development in Afrika

    Sustainable economic development in Afrika

    The debate on economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa no longer focuses only on quantitative aspects, but increasingly considers qualitative aspects as well. Raising economic growth, productivity, and investment remains on the top of the policy agenda, but aspects of sustainability have significantly gained in importance. In the development community it is now consensus that economic development has to be sustainable.


  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. G20


    Policy Research Group & T20

    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).


Current Publications

Successful agricultural mechanisation in sub-Saharan Africa and the significance of agricultural financing

Müller, Corinna / Christiane Ströh de Martínez / Michael Brüntrup (2017)

Retail FDI liberalisation and the transformation of agrifood value chains in India

Hampel-Milagrosa, Aimée / Hauke Brankamp / Thomas Cremer / Alexander Haddad / Katharina Pannwitz / Franziska Wehinger / Sangeeta Agasty / Tamal Sarkar (2017)

Current Events

Global Village
MGG Academy Welcome Event

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

Interconnections Zone During Cop23
Bonn, 06.11.2017 until 17.11.2017

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.

17 July 2017. Strengthening cooperation with Africa is an important achievement of the German G20 presidency. What are the results of the summit and where to now?


10.07.2017. At the G20 Hamburg Summit the US president questioned already adopted positions. The G20's communiqué entails encouraging commitments.


Regional Expertise

News from within our Institute

Trade experts urge globally balanced trade rules, foreign investment into development as G20 summit starts
Joint press release of 7 July 2017

Online Tool TREND analytics
Launch on 5 July 2017

Joint G20 Engagement Partners Statement – B20, T20, W20
Ensuring Inclusiveness in a Digitalized World

G20: Recoupling Economic and Social Progress
Press Release of 4 July 2017

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.