Trade and investment for sustainable development
International trade and investment have enormous potential to foster sustainable development. But insofar as trade and investment rules are in conflict with environmental or pro-poor policies, they can delay or even undermine sustainable development processes. One of the main future challenges of global economic governance is therefore to increase the coherence of international trade and investment rules put forward by developed and emerging countries in relation to other policy fields.
Against this background, the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) conducts research on unresolved issues linking trade and investment with sustainable development in multilateral, regional and bilateral regimes and in the context of private governance arrangements. Major aims include developing ideas for a possible future reform for a fair and more effective World Trade Organization and focusing special attention on the European Union as one of the most important actors in global trade and investment governance. On the basis of multidisciplinary research, DIE develops policy recommendations for national and international stakeholders, including on how to improve rules and institutions that govern trade and investment flows to developing countries.
Head of Department "Sustainable Economic and Social Development"
Currently on leave
Head of Department "World Economy and Development Financing"
- Deep Preferential Trade Agreements and Upgrading in Global Value Chains: Evidence from Vietnam
- Global Trade Governance in a Multipolar World
- International Trade and Climate Policy – Trade Policy Measures and their Potential and Limits for Combating Climate Change
- International Trade and Financial Market Regulation: Trade Finance as Challenge for Global Economic Governance
- Klimalog: Dialogue for a climate-smart and just transformation
- Reframing international rules for foreign direct investment
- Regionalism – Opportunities and Challenges
- Sustainability Standards in the Indonesian Palm Oil Sector – Challenges and Benefits for Smallholder
- The Impact of Emerging Power: China-EU cooperation and global governance
Special The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
TTIP Website Special
Die Transatlantische Handels- und Investitionspartnerschaft
Ist das globale Handelssystem am Wendepunkt?
Financing the green transformation: how to make green finance work in Indonesia
Volz, Ulrich / Judith Böhnke / Laura Knierim / Katharina Richert / Greta-Maria Röber / Vanessa Eidt (2015)
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan