Academic policy advice from DIE

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) was established to conduct research closely integrated with policy advice work and training activities.

Our advisory work is based on independent, empirical scientific research. Whether carrying out research or providing policy advice, we are increasingly working in global contexts, with our researchers collaborating in worldwide networks to develop policy recommendations.

DIE tackles issues of sustainable development and international cooperation, and offers its advisory expertise at German, European and international level. We do so by:

  • addressing global trends at an early stage in our research and using the findings to derive options for action for a range of actors;
  • pooling global discourses in the field of international policy/cooperation and sustainable development, and subsequently devising policy-related strategies;
  • getting involved in debates in order to state our position on relevant transnational and global issues and highlight potential solutions.

DIE believes that good policy advice should be politically independent and based on sound research. We seek to make a difference with our advisory work by providing input in political decision-making processes and contributing to agenda setting. Based on this understanding of our role, we advise decision-makers on how best to organise global policy and cooperation and offer suggestions for the long-term strategic development of their work.




Briefing Paper

Publications of our series Briefing Paper include recommendations and primarily aim at policy makers, practitioners, and representatives of the (professional) media industry. Here you'll find our latest issues.




Cover: Statement

Statement on  „Research and Innovation in Germany : Status and Prospects - including interim results of the High-Tech Strategy“
Messner, Dirk (2016)
Deutscher Bundestag: Ausschuss für Bildung, Forschung und Technikfolgenabschätzung (Ausschussdrucksache 18(18)245 a), Berlin

Current Publications

When and how can foreign aid slow migration?

Martin-Shields, Charles / Steffen Angenendt / Benjamin Schraven
Externe Publikationen of 14 December 2017

Die ökonomischen Auswirkungen von EU-Freihandelsabkommen auf Entwicklungsländer

Brandi, Clara
Externe Publikationen of 14 December 2017

Peacekeeping's digital economy: the role of communication technologies in post-conflict economic growth

Martin-Shields, Charles P. / Nicholas Bodanac
Externe Publikationen of 14 December 2017