Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires transformative change and massive contributions from multiple stakeholders, including the public and private sectors and civil society. Development cooperation is firmly anchored in the Agenda’s implementation, through official development assistance (ODA) and South-South Cooperation (SSC).
International development cooperation is going through profound changes, triggered by different drivers, such as the declining relevance of ODA as a financial resource, the rise of emerging economies and multi-actor partnerships (such as the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation) as well as a backlash against multilateralism caused by growing nationalist and populist political movements around the world. In this context, think tanks and academics play an important role in supporting evidence informed policy-making and building bridges between research and practice, especially towards improving the effectiveness of development cooperation.
Development cooperation for achieving the 2030 Agenda and development effectiveness in particular are central research areas at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). This page presents a selection of relevant studies, projects and events of the institute.