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Welcome to the IEE

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
  • 22-08-2014

    IEE Alumnus on Returning Home after Studies in Germany

    2014-08 MagolowondoAugustine Magolowondo, Alumnus of the MA in Development Management (2002) and holder of a PhD of RUB's Faculty of Social Science (2005) recently participated in an Alumni Seminar in Bonn, which was financed by DAAD and organized by the networking coordinator of the German Association of Development-Related Postgraduate Courses.
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  • 20-08-2014

    First EUSA_ID students arrived in Bochum

    EUSA ID-StudentsThe first 4 EUSA_ID students arrived safely in Bochum! They all will take part in the Master in Development Management at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy of Ruhr University Bochum.
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  • 15-08-2014

    Postdoctoral Fellowship at CDR awarded

    2014-08 S-LembaniDr. Samson Lembani, who graduated from the PhD in International Development Studies has been awarded a DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship at the South African - German Centre for Development Research. For a period of at least one year, Samson will support CDR in research and teaching activities.

  • 12-08-2014

    Master Thesis Published as IEE Working Paper

    wp205Lisa Armbruster, former student in the MA in Development Management programme, published her master thesis "Cooperation across Cultures: an Analysis of Intercultural Competence in Development Organizations" as volume 205 of the IEE Working Paper series.
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  • 11-08-2014

    New Journal Article by IEE Director Markus Kaltenborn and IEE Research Fellow Johannes Norpoth

    Markus Kaltenborn and Johannes Norpoth contributed an article to the current edition of the German-language journal "Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft" (Law of the International Economy). The article entitled "Globale Standards für soziale Unternehmensverantwortung - CSR-Leitlinien als neue Regelungsebene des Internationalen Wirtschaftsrechts" (Global Standards for Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR-Guidelines as a New Regulatory Layer of International Economic Law) provides a systematic overview of current standards and guidelines in the field of social and environmental responsibility of enterprises and traces recent interactions between some of these standards and between national legislation and these standards.

    Markus Kaltenborn / Johannes Norpoth, Globale Standards für soziale Unternehmensverantwortung - CSR-Leitlinien als neue Regelungsebene des Internationalen Wirtschaftsrechts, in: Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW) 2014, Issue 7, pp. 402-410;

  • 08-07-2014

    New Thesis Published in UAMR Studies on Development and Global Governance

    uarstudies 64Carlos Gustavo Villela Zavala, former PhD student at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, has published his Ph.D. thesis "Understanding Institutionalized Collective Remittances: The Mexican Tres por Uno Program in Zacatecas", as volume 64 in the series "UAMR Studies on Devellopment and Global Governance".
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  • 15-08-2014

    Summer School in Ghana on Urban and Periurban Agriculture in West African Cities

    From 28th September to 3rd October 2014, the Urban Food Plus (UFP) project will be conducting a summer school on urban and periurban agriculture (UPA) at the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale/Ghana. The aim of the summer school is to present the state of the art on UPA and the on-going research activities of UFP in two West African cities (Tamale/Ghana and Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso). The UFP summer school will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from Africa and Europe. A special focus of the summer school will be on the potentials of biochar as a soil amendment in the context of Ghana.

    The international UFP project investigates options for enhancing resource use efficiency in urban and periurban agriculture for improved food security in West African cities. It is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The IEE is coordinating UFP sub-project "Economics", which is assessing the economic impacts of biochar application and improved irrigation management.

    For more information on UFP see the UFP section on our website.

    For more information on the UFP summer school: http://www.urbanfoodplus.org/index.php?id=120

  • 04-06-2014

    Workshop "Soziale Sicherung und die Post2015-Agenda"

    Einladung zum
    Workshop "Soziale Sicherung und die Post2015-Agenda"
    am 30. Juni 2014
    im Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, München

    2014-06 WorkshopUnter dem Stichwort „Leave no one behind“ ist in dem 2013 vorgelegten Bericht des High-level Panels of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Develop¬ment Agenda (HLP) u.a. auch der Bereich der sozialen Sicherung angesprochen worden. Welche Rolle diesem Politikfeld in der globalen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zukünftig zukommen wird und welchen Beitrag die Bundesrepublik Deutschland mit ihrer reichen Erfahrung in der Ausgestaltung sozialer Sicherungssysteme dazu leisten kann, soll auf einem Experten-Workshop diskutiert werden, den das Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik und das Institut für Entwicklungsforschung und Entwicklungspolitik (IEE) der Ruhr-Universität Bochum gemeinsam am 30. Juni 2014 in München ausrichten werden.

    pdfDownload: Programm

  • 12-05-2014

    Call for Papers for PhD Conference in October

    Together with the IEE and its cooperating partners in the UAMR Graduate Centre for Develpment Studies as well as the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia, UK, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, will be hosting this year's PhD Conference on International Development as part of its 12th Development Dialogue.

    The conference will take place at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, 16th & 17th October 2014.

    Please check the following link for further details. The call for papers closes on May 16.

    The PhD Conference on International Development 2014 will be the 3rd in a row after a first conference hosted by the IEE in September 2012 (see IEE Newsletter No. 16) and a second organized by the School of International Development (DEV) at the University of East Anglia in September 2013.

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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

September 17 - 19:
Dr. Martina Shakya
at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, for the conference "Tropentag 2014 - International Conference on Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development"

September 25 - 27:
Dr. Anja Zorob
at the University of Cologne for the 21st International DAVO Congress of Contemporary Research on the Middle East

October 01 - 03:
Elkhan Sadik-Zada
Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 2nd International Conference on Energy, Regional Integration and Socio-Economic Development

IEE on Field Research

Jurek Seifert
in Brazil until September 2014
Project: The Function of South-South Cooperation within the Foreign Policy of Emerging Powers