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Online Workshop “Introduction to Qualitative Research” at Kerala Agricultural University

Following the invitation from the Department of Agricultural Extension, IEE’s Anne Siebert and former research fellow Raffael Beier (now TU Dortmund) offered the online workshop “Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods” from 10-13 August 2021.

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Call for Applications - Alumni Conference 2021

"Implementing the SDGs – Practical Challenges, Creative Solutions and Best Practices for Knowledge Transfer and Policy Learning"

The conference will take place online from 12-14 November 2021 and is hosted by the Master’s Programme in International and Development Economics at HTW Berlin in cooperation with the MA Development Management, IEE, at Ruhr University Bochum, and the Small Enterprise Promotion and Training (SEPT), University of Leipzig.

Deadline for proposals: 7 July 2021.

Please find more information in the Call for Applications.

MADM Students of the Bochum Group Graduated

On Friday, 21st of February, 13 candidates from the Bochum group of the MA in Development Management programme received their graduation certificates after having successfully defended their Master thesis during the week.

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Congratulations to all of you and welcome to the IEE Alumni family!

Call for Applications - Alumni Conference 2020

"Implementing the SDGs – Practical Challenges, Creative Solutions and Best Practices for Knowledge Transfer and Policy Learning"

This year’s conference will take place from 27th to 30th of July in Berlin and is hosted by the Master’s in International and Development Economics (MIDE) at HTW Berlin and organized in collaboration with the Small Enterprise Promotion and Training Programme (SEPT; University of Leipzig), and IEE’s MA in Development Management Programme. The conference is financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Foreign Office (AA). Selected participants who are international alumni of the cooperating institutions therefore have the opportunity to get financial support for travel and accommodation costs.

The deadline for application at HTW Berlin is 9 March 2020. Further details regarding the application procedure are available here (PDF).

MADM Alumnus Eduardo Galindo Avilo at IEE

We are happy to welcome Eduardo back at the IEE - he was one of the students in the very first MADM intake (2000-2002). He is originally from Bolivia and currently visiting the institute for a short teaching period. The DAAD is funding his stay.

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In Bolivia, he is the Chief of Staff of the Minister of Development Planning and Professor for Sustainable Development at the Private University of Bolivia.

New Members for the IEE Alumni Family

Finally, it is done! We are happy to welcome new graduates to the alumni network of the IEE. 12 candidates from the Cape Town group of the MA in Development Management (MADM) programme obtained their Master's degree. They received their graduation certificates on Saturday, 30th of November. Earlier that week, they had successfully defended their master theses on interesting topics like innovation hubs, certification of cocoa farmers, and survival strategies of street traders (just to name some of them).

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Our graduates now pursue new goals. Some of them chose the opportunity to strive for a second MA degree, as it is offered by the IEE's partner institutions from the University in the Western Cape (South Africa) to the best graduates of the MADM programme. Yet, most of the graduates directly head for the practical area.

We wish our graduates all the best for their future career and trust that they will find exciting positions! We are looking forward to hear from our alumni soon.

IEE Hosts Alumni Conference

"Evaluation of Development Interventions
- Current Debates, Methods, and Best Practices -"

As a central part of its alumni activities, the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE; Ruhr-University Bochum) regularly organises alumni conferences in close collaboration with its partner master programmes. Against this background, the IEE hosts a conference from the 5th-8th of November 2019, titled “Evaluation of Development Interventions - Current Debates, Methods, and Best Practices” in Bochum. The conference partners are the MA programme in Development Management (MADM; IEE), the MA programme in International and Development Economics (MIDE; HTW Berlin), the Small Enterprise Promotion and Training Programme (SEPT; University of Leipzig), the MA programme in Development and Governance (Institute of Political Science (IfP); University of Duisburg-Essen), and the MA programme in International Relations and Development Policy (Institute for Development and Peace (INEF); University of Duisburg-Essen).

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New Journal Article by Two MADM Alumni

2019 08 ReviewsGlobalEcoNardos Legesse Beyene, Alumnus of IEE’s MA in Development Management, together with Mulugeta F. Dinbabo, also IEE Alumnus and nowadays Acting Director of the Institute for Social Development, IEE’s partner institution at the University of the Western Cape/South Africa, published an article on

An Empirical Evaluation of the Link between Women Participation in Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia

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MADM student wins MAXQDA Research Grant

2019 07 VanAalstLisa van Aalst, student of the Bochum Programme of Development Management in Cape Town, successfully won the MAXQDA Research Grant for her field research period in India. She will perform her field research for her master thesis research project titled "Collective Action and Access to Justice – A case study of Dalit Women Collectives in rural Uttar Pradesh, India". More information can be found here.

We congratulate Lisa for this award and wish her all the best for her field research.

Learning by Doing in the Field of Development

2019 07 BonomaliMacmillan Bonomali from Malawi has spent an internship period at UNU-FLORES in Dresden during his studies in the MA in Development Management programme. Find out about his experiences in an interview published by his internship organization.
Photo: UNU-FLORES