German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Phone: +49 (0)228 94927-0
Fax: +49 (0)228 94927-130
The German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) was founded in 1964 and is one of the leading think thanks on issues related to development policy worldwide. The institute builds bridges between theory and practice, using a combination of research, consulting and professional training, as well as the collaboration with international networks. The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has about 110 employees with more than two thirds working in the research departments. It is headed by Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner (Director) and Dr. Imme Scholz (Deputy Director).
The broad research departments are: world economy and development financing; competitiveness and social development; environmental policy and management of natural resources; governance, statehood and security; bilateral and multilateral development cooperation. Within these departments the main research topics include trade and development, regional trade integration, Economic Partnership Agreements, developing countries in the WTO, Aid for Trade, agricultural trade policy, voluntary standards and development, international trade and climate change and developing countries.
The institute also offers a Postgraduate Training Programme for university graduates. This programme prepares German and European university graduates for career opportunities with development organisations. In addition the DIE has been training young professionals from Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan and South Africa in the Global Governance School.