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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.

News

  • 13-07-2017

    MADM Student Speaks at Global Citizen Event in Hamburg prior G20 Summit

    Brenda Mbaja Lubang'aBrenda Mbaja Lubang’a from Kenya, student of the MA in Development Management programme, spoke at the Global Citizen Festival which took place in Hamburg at the 6th of July 2017 prior the G20-summit. International music stars, politicians, and representatives of development NGOs shared the stage for celebrating together with more than 11,000 visitors the commitment of more than $700 mio. for achieving the Sustainable Development goals. More information about this event can be found here. Brenda’s appearance can be watched here.

  • 11-07-2017

    Congratulations, Dr. Mihalik!

    2017 06 GraduationMihalik smallAfter successful defense of her PhD Thesis on Monday, 3rd July 2017, Éva Mihalik from Makó, Hungary, has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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  • 23-06-2017

    Paper on Refugees and the New Urban Agenda

    BeierFritzscheTwo Cluster 2 members, Raffael Beier and Jasmin Fritzsche, published together a short, peer-reviewed paper in the special issue "Shelter in Displacement" of Forced Migration Review (55, June 2017). The article is titled "Refugees and the city: UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda" and calls for special protection for refugees and displaced persons as part of countries’ housing policies (full text)

  • 04-05-2017

    Call for Papers: Development Dialogue and PhD Conference 2017 at the ISS, 11-13 October 2017

    As every year, the IEE’s PhD in International Development Studies and its partner programmes in the University Alliance Ruhr (UAR), at the University of East Anglia (School of International Development) and Erasmus University Rotterdam’s International Institute for Social Studies (ISS) will jointly organise an international PhD Conference in 2017. This year’s PhD conference will be integrated into the 15th Development Dialogue 2017, taking place from 11-13 October 2017 at The Hague, coinciding with the celebrations of the 65th Anniversary of the ISS. As usual, PhD candidates at all stages of their doctorate are welcome to attend the conference and present their research projects.

    More information, including the Call for Papers, is available on the ISS website.

  • 27-03-2017

    Call for applications - International Alumni Conference

    The South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) at UWC/Cape Town (South Africa) together with the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) of Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) is happy to host the international conference

    "Tackling the root causes of displacement in Sub Sahara Africa"
    taking place 26 November – 01 December 2017 in Cape Town/South Africa

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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
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

Beier, Raffael & Fritzsche, Jasmin: Refugees and the City: UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda. In: Forced Migration Review 55, pp. 29-30.

Themba Nyasulu: Harnessing Economic Impacts of Migrant Remittances for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critical Review of the Literature.

Annika Engelbert: Public Procurement Law in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Means to Curb Corruption?

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

September 11 - 26:
Robin Pass
at Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, for the DAAD Alumni Workshop "Challenges of Urbanization" and meetings with cooperation partners in Brazil

September 27 - 28:
Dr. Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada
at the Faculty of Economics and Girton College, University of Cambridge/UK for a meeting

October 02 - 06:
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein, with Raffael Beier and Jasmin Fritzsche-El Shewy
at the Lebanese American University (LAU), Beirut/Libanon, for a PhD workshop co-organised by IEE and LAU

IEE on Field Research

Ruth Knoblich spends a research period for her PhD as an EUSA-ID Scholar at the University of Cape Town/South Africa from January to December 2017.

Christina Seeger spends a research period in Tamale/Ghana for the Urban Food Plus project from 1 August to 4 October.