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COVID-19 pandemic: consequences for and responses by development policy

Image: Picture of the Corona Virus by PIRO4D on Pixabay

How can we better understand the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic? How can they be placed in the context of other global challenges, such as climate change.


DIE provides answers. It provides insights and perspectives on: the sustainable design of the economic, social and health systems after the pandemic ("building back better" / "building forward"), an equitable distribution of vaccines, One Health (human, animal and environmental health), national debt through COVID-19, COVID-19 and multilateralism.


Here you can find all analyses and a list of experts on the topic.

Economic and social development in Africa

Photo: Nairobi in the Savannah, Special "Economic and social development in Africa"

DIE’s research focuses on current political, economic and social challenges in Africa: Agricultural policy and food security, labour market, social and trade policy (AfCFTA), poverty and inequality, poverty measurement, social cohesion and fragile states, "new donors" like China and Brazil in Africa, the AU's Agenda 2063, digitalisation, the European Commission's EU-Africa Strategy or the Marshall Plan with Africa of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


Here you can find all analyses and a list of experts on the topic.

Global Sustainable Supply Chains

Photo: Harbour from Above, Special "Making Supply Chains Sustainable"

The world economy is organised in global supply chains. Companies in industrialised countries are increasingly being called upon to ensure that human rights, labour and social standards as well as sustainability standards are respected along the supply chain. At the same time, the competitiveness of companies in developing countries depends on participating in these supply chains.


DIE investigates how global supply chains in developing and emerging countries can be made more sustainable. What impact does the COVID 19 pandemic have on supply chains? How effective are voluntary sustainability standards and supply chain laws? What are the social and environmental challenges of individual sectors, e.g. the textile industry? What is the potential of public sustainable procurement?


Here you can find all analyses and experts on the topic.


Here you can find more information on the international research network "Shaping Global Sustainable Supply Chains".

Climate change and biodiversity

[Translate to English:] Photo: Sunrise on earth from space, Special "Klimalog – Forschung und Dialog für eine klimagerechte Transformation"

Climate change threatens the livelihoods of people in all regions of the world. In 2021, both the postponed United Nations Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow and the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 are scheduled.


DIE works on issues such as the impact of climate change on developing and emerging countries, resource conflicts (forests, water, land), the strategic importance of the world's oceans (UN Decade of Oceans), air pollution, biodiversity protection, adaptation mechanisms to climate change and the connection between mobility, migration and climate change.


Here you can find all analyses and experts on the topic.

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