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Hallo, Politik – DIE showcases its work at the open Day of the Bundesregierung

On the third weekend of August, the German Federal Government for the 21st time invited the public to its traditional Open Day in Berlin. As in previous years, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) followed the invitation by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to present itself on…

The G7 Summit in Biarritz: Finding agreement amid discord

Foto: Bridge in Biarritz

It is a common practice today to speak about the demise of the liberal world order. Threats to multilateralism, free trade and democratic values seem to arise from everywhere; both through a growing assertiveness of authoritarian regimes, but also from within liberal democracies.

DIE-UNIDO-Roundtable zu Global Value Chains for Inclusive Development: FDI, Investment Facilitation and Linkage Creation

Zusammen mit der Organisation der Vereinten Nationen für industrielle Entwicklung (UNIDO) veranstaltete das DIE eine Roundtable-Diskussion über Politikmaßnahmen zur Förderung ausländischer Direktinvestitionen und der Schaffung von Linkages zwischen inländischen und multinationalen Unternehmen mit dem Ziel der Förderung inklusiver globaler Wertschöpfungsketten. Der Roundtable fand am 28. Mai 2019 in Tokio in der Universität der Vereinten Nationen…

How can an intensified coordination of Franco-German development cooperation contribute to achieving the 2030 agenda for global sustainable development?

The long lasting and intensive cooperation of French and German development politics dates back to the signature of the Élysée treaty in 1963. The treaty of Aachen, which was signed in January 2019, is designed to strengthen this cooperation and enhance joint opportunities to achieve global sustainable development – both regarding the cooperation with bilateral…

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Can we understand the prospects of development without understanding its environmental dimension?

Development studies aim to understand the root causes of poverty and its reproduction and how social inequalities emerge and are stabilized. This is a broad endeavour with a number of academic disciplines contributing, with quite a few success stories if we look at the economic and the social dimensions. However, while maintaining the focus on…