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


  1. News
  2. New Publications
  3. Announcements
  • 07-12-2015

    Graduation of our MADM students in Cape Town

    Cape Town Students 2 On 5th December 2015 we celebrated the graduation of our Master students in Cape Town, who took part in the "Bochum Programme of Development Management" at the South African-German Centre for Development Research. Congratulations to all of you!



  • 03-12-2015

    Congratulations Dr. Solikin

    20151118155040 bAfter successful defense of his PhD Thesis on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Akhmad Solikin from Madiun, Indonesia, has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor(Ph.D.). His thesis on "Revealing Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Work to Avoid Deforestation and Forest Degradation Using Contingent Valuation Method: Evidences from Indonesia" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Prof. Dr. Helmut Karl. Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn chaired the oral exam.

  • 17-11-2015

    Workshop: Urban Governance in a Global Perspective

    2015-11 Cluster2WorkshopThe first international workshop of the IEE-Research Cluster 2 under the topic "Urban Governance in a Global Perspective - Contributions to the Habitat III Debate" took place at the IEE in Bochum on the 12th of November 2015. More than 30 participants from different disciplinary but also cultural backgrounds such as Sub-Sahara Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, East and South Asia attended the workshop.
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  • 03-02-2016

    New Article by Markus Kaltenborn

    Publication Kaltenborn Markus Kaltenborn: "Global Social Protection. New impetus from the  2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", Global Governance Spotlight  7/2015

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  • 03-02-2016

    New Journal by Annika Engelbert

    Annika Engelbert: "Anti-corruption elements in the Ghanaian public procurement law", African Public Procurement Law Journal, Volume 2 (2015), Issue 1.

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  • 27-11-2015

    New Article by Raffael Beier and Mariana Vilmondes Alves

    csm RP 182 cover 6e9658350eBeier, Raffael & Vilmondes Alves, Mariana A.: (2015) Die Dominanz des Quantitativen - Das Dilemma des Rechts auf angemessenen Wohnraum in Brasilien, Marokko und Südafrika. In: RaumPlanung 182/6-2015, S. 40-45.

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  • 04-11-2015

    Workshop on "Urban Governance in a Global Perspective" on Thursday, 12 November 2015

    2015-11 Cluster2-workshopIEE-Research Cluster 2 (associated with Research Area 5 at UA Ruhr Graduate Centre) organizes a workshop under the topic "Urban Governance in a Global Perspective – Contributions to the Habitat III Debate".

    Keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Garmany from King's College London and three PhD students from University Duisburg-Essen and the IEE will focus on urbanization and housing strategies in Brazil, South Africa, India, and Morocco. The final discussion will address the main challenges of current urban development against the background of Habitat III. Please find the programme here.

    The workshop takes place on Thursday, 12 November from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in Room GB 1/144 at the IEE. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register by writing an e-mail to Britta Holzberg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) indicating your name and affiliation.

  • 28-10-2015

    3rd Call for Scholarship Applications - deadline extension until 20th November 2015

    South African Master and PhD candidates and staff are invited to apply for a mobility period at one of the European EUSA_ID partner universities while European PhD candidates are invited to apply for a mobility period at one of the South African partner universities!

    Available mobility scholarships of the 3rd Call depending on which group of applicants you are belonging to can be found in the respective section. The link to the online application form is also accessible via these sections on the EUSA_ID website:

    South African Master applicants
    South African PhD applicants
    South African staff applicants
    European PhD applicants

  • 19-06-2015

    AGEP Winter-School in Universität Magdeburg, 17-20 Nov. 2015

    As part of the networking activities of German postgraduate programmes funded within the DAAD EPOS programme, a winter school on "The political and societal challenges of forced migration from Africa – Local causes, regional responses and global responsibility" will take place in Magdeburg from 17 – 20 November 2015.

    Alumni of DAAD-EPOS programmes are invited to apply until 30 June 2015. For more details, please have a look at the Call for Applications.

  • 23-06-2015

    XV International Business and Economy Conference

    From 6 – 9 Januar 2016, the 15th International Business and Economy Conference is offered in cooperation of the Nürtingen-Geislingen University and the Nürtingen, Stuttgart Metropolitan Region.

    For more details please have a look at the call for papers.


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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Building GB, Room 1/59
Universitaetsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum

E-Mail: ieeoffice@rub.de

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

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IEE on Tour

Februar, 2 - Februar, 5
Dr. Elkhan Sadik-Zada and Prof. Dieter Bender at the conference in Montabaur: "Mobilisierung von privatem Kapital für die Entwicklungsfinanzierung"

Februar, 26 - Februar, 27
Raffael Beier holds a presentation and organizes the workshop "Was ist das Städtische an den städtischen sozialen Bewegungen?" in Frankfurt

IEE on Field Research

As a part of the EUSA_ID program, Anne Siebert is lecturing and working on her PhD project "Food  Sovereignty in Ghana and South Africa: Policy Implications and Impacts on Urban Agriculture" at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa.


Latest Publications

Markus Kaltenborn: "Global Social Protection. New impetus from the  2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", Global Governance Spotlight  7/2015

Annika Engelbert: "Anti-corruption elements in the Ghanaian public procurement law", African Public Procurement Law Journal, Volume 2 (2015), Issue 1.

Beier, Raffael
& Vilmondes Alves, Mariana A. (2015): Die Dominanz des Quantitativen - Das Dilemma des Rechts auf angemessenen Wohnraum in Brasilien, Marokko und Südafrika

More info under the "New Publications" tab on the left.