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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.

  • 13-02-2019

    Visit of two members of the German Federal Parliament and the Consul General at the SA-GER CDR

    2019 02 SA GER CDR homeOn 7th February the two members of the "German Federal Parliament", Ulla Schmidt und Dagmar Freitag, who stayed in South Africa for taking part in the 2019 State of the Nation Address by the South African President Cyral Ramaphosa, used the opportunity to as well visit two DAAD funded Centres of Excellence in Cape Town together with the Consul General Matthias Hansen.

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  • 07-02-2019

    Congratulations, Dr. Hansen!

    2019 02 M Hansen home 
    After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Wednesday, 6 February 2019, former IEE research fellow Marc Hansen has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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  • 29-11-2018

    Congratulations, Dr. Khafagy!

    2018 11 GraduationKhafagy s 
    After successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, Amr Khafagy from Egypt has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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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

Anne Siebert: Transforming urban food systems in South Africa: unfolding food sovereignty in the city. In: The Journal of Peasant Studies (online first).

Amr Khafagy: Finance, Distribution and the Economic Objective of Financial Cooperative Institutions, in: Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 1-25 (early view).

Mariana Vilmondes Türke: Business and Human Rights in Brazil: Exploring Human Rights Due Diligence and Operational-Level Grievance Mechanisms in the Case of Kinross Paracatu Gold Mine, in: Revista de Direito Internacional, v. 15, n. 2

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

March 8 - 31:
Timeela Manandhar
at Cape Town / South Africa, lecturing and supervising for the MADM programme

March 23 - April 7:
Britta Niklas
at Cape Town / South Africa, lecturing and supervising for the MADM programme

IEE on Field Research

Salam Alhaj Hassan is on field research in Jordan until end of April 2019.

Katharina Girndt is on field research in South Africa (conducting her second data collection and work at the library of the University of Western Cape) until end of March 2019.

Anja Habersang is on field research in Argentina until end of July 2019 and then in Chile until end of year.

Ruth Knoblich has a research stay in Jakarta, Indonesia, from mid-February to mid-March 2019.

Corinna Land is on field research in Paraguay until early April 2019.

Zena Mouawad has a research stay at Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Duisburg-Essen University, from February through April 2019.