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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.


  • 05-11-2021

    IEE greatly represented in the new edition of Rubin

    2021 2 rubin coverThe new edition of the RUB’s biannual scientific magazine Rubin was published recently. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are in the spotlight. Certainly, the IEE does a lot of important work in these fields. Thus, we are proud that our projects and members are broadly represented. Prof. Löwenstein shares key insights into the EU-funded project ADAPTED, which focuses on the eradication of poverty, in an interview. Britta Niklas’ and Dr. Anne Siebert’s contribution introduces the South African-German Centre for Development Research and the Master programme in Development Management. Moreover, Prof. Kaltenborn’s research on public-private partnership is presented in an article. Enjoy the read!

  • 04-10-2021

    MADM student Setonji Ogunbiyi nominated for the "Goal of the Month"

    2021 10 OgunbiyiIEE’s Setonji Ogunbiyi from Nigeria was nominated for the “Goal of the Month” on German TV last Saturday (Tor des Monats, Sportschau, ARD). We are very proud of him and encourage everyone to vote for his goal online until October 23, 2021.

    Interested in the results? read more!

  • 01-10-2021

    Participation in the DAAD Centres of African Excellence Online Research Fair

    2021 Research Fair 30 Oct homeOn September 28-30, 2021, members of the 12 DAAD Centres of African Excellence, further experts from related institutions as well as colleagues from the DAAD joined an Online Research Fair called 'Past and Future Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Development‘, organized by the Centre for Development Research ZEF, Bonn University, and the DAAD West African Centre for Sustainable Rural Transformation. Colleagues from both partners of the South African-German Centre for Development Research, the University of the Western Cape and the Ruhr-University Bochum, contributed in several sessions.

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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

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

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Latest Publications

Mutaz M. Qafisheh and Ihssan Adel Madbouh: Palestine's Accession to Geneva Convention III: Typology of Captives Incarcerated by Israel. In: Asian Journal of International Law, 1-30. (online available)

Bablu Chakma: Subsistence, risk-taking, and reciprocity among the Tanchangya in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, in: Asian Journal of Social Science, 2021 (online first)

Markus Kaltenborn: Social Protection, in: Koen De Feyter/Gamze Türkelli/Stéphanie De Moerloose (eds.), Law and Development Encyclopedia, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2021 (online available), and 6 more articles

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

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