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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.


The online application process for the MADM intake 2016 has started
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For EUSA_ID 2nd Call for Applications see "Announcements" below!

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  • 19-12-2014

    Approval of Funding for Joint UA Ruhr GC Research Project

    The project entitled "Political authority in transnational governance arrangements: Regulation through public and private labour, social and environmental standards in the Asian textile and apparel industry" is the first research project under the umbrella of the UA-Ruhr Graduate Center to receive third-party funding. From the IEE, Markus Kaltenborn and Johannes Norpoth are part of the team of researchers. Read more about the interdisciplinary project funded by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) at the Mercator Foundation on the website of the UA-Ruhr Graduate Center.

  • 18-12-2014

    Getting ready to work in development cooperation

    2014-12 SummerschoolThe DAAD Millenium Express Newsletter published an article about the Development Management Summer School in Bochum. Read the full article on the DAAD website:

    in English
    in German

  • 01-12-2014

    IEE and ISS Sign Partnership Agreement

    2014-12 IEE-ISS-Partnership

    The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy and the International Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), University of Rotterdam, sign a Partnership Agreement for a Joint PhD Programme.

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  • 15-10-2014

    IEE Working Paper vol. 208

    iee wp208 coverDr. Martina Shakya,  IEE senior research fellow, published her paper "Social Capital, Tourism and Socio-Economic Transformation of Rural Society: Evidence from Nepal" as volume 208 of the IEE Working Paper series.

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  • 15-10-2014

    IEE Working Paper vol. 209

    iee wp209 coverAnnika Engelbert,  student in the IEE PhD-IDS programme, published her paper "The Role of Anti-Corruption Agencies in the Investigation and Prosecution of Procurement Related Corruption Cases" as volume 209 of the IEE Working Paper series.
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  • 24-11-2014

    New UA-Ruhr GC Working Paper

    coverJulia Bastian: Local accountability in Mosambik: Untersuchung der Funktionsweise und Effektivität von accountability-Mechanismen am Beispiel der Munizipien Beira und Catandica.
    Working Papers on Development and Global Governance, no. 7

    The debate on decentralization has identified local accountability as a key factor for successful decentralization processes in developing countries, stressing that the accountability of sub-national governments towards the national level may prove detrimental to their accountability to the citizens. ...

    More info and download on the UA-Ruhr GC website.

  • 24-11-2014

    EUSA_ID 2nd Call for Applications

    The second call for applications is now open until 28 february 2015.

    For non-degree seeking mobilities for the MADM at Ruhr University Bochum the application deadline is already 31 January 2015 as the mobility starts in April 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!

    More information on the EUSA_ID website.

  • 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

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Ruhr University Bochum

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