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Welcome to the IEE

The IEE is looking for new two research fellows.
More details about the two vacancies can be found here and here.

Corona Information:
All RUB-wide new regulations for operations under Covid 19 conditions are regularly updated and successively posted at https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/current-information-about-corona. Please keep yourself informed also by checking out the general information page as well as target group-specific pages for students, members of the teaching staff and employees.
IEE staff can be contacted as usual – preferably by e-mail or phone first as staff members are at least partly working from home.


Welcome to the website of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (German acronym: IEE) of the Ruhr-University Bochum.


  • 20-08-2021

    Online Workshop “Introduction to Qualitative Research” at Kerala Agricultural University

    2021 08 QRM online workshop smallFollowing the invitation from the Department of Agricultural Extension, IEE’s Anne Siebert and former research fellow Raffael Beier (now TU Dortmund) offered the online workshop “Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods” from 10-13 August 2021.

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  • 01-03-2021

    Congratulations, Dr. Vilmondes!

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    After successful defence of her PhD Thesis on Wednesday 25 February 2021, Mariana Vilmondes from Brazil has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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  • 07-10-2020

    10th UN-Research Colloquium on "The UN and Resources" at the IEE

    united nations 1184119 1920This week, the 10th UN-Research Colloquium on "The UN and Resources" takes place at the IEE. It was jointly organised by the Working Group on Young UN Research in the United Nations Association of Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, 'DGVN'), the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB).

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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

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Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

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Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Christina Seeger: Trust and consumers' willingness to pay for safe and certified safe vegetables in West African cities: a comparative analysis of Tamale, Ouagadougou, Bamenda and Bamako. UA Ruhr Studies on Development and Global Governance, vol. 74.

Britta Niklas and Tobias Bidlingmaier: Chocolate made in Ghana: Socially responsible production and consumption through adding value locally, forthcoming in: Dealing with Socially Responsible Consumers – Studies in Marketing, Palgrave Macmillan (Springer Nature)

Adeline Alonso Ugaglia, Britta Niklas, Wolfram Rinke, Daniel Moscovici, Jeff Gow: Consumer preferences for Certified Wines in France: A Comparison of Sustainable Labels, Forthcoming in: Wine Economics and Policy (online available as accepted manuscript)

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IEE on Tour

September 8 - 11:
Henrike Roth
at Hiddensee / Germany, for the 4th Economic Research Colloquium