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Welcome to the IEE

Welcome to the website of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (German acronym: IEE) of the Ruhr-University Bochum.


  • 24-05-2017

    IEE Football Team Reaches Semifinal

    2017 05 football matchThe IEE Football Team won its second match in the International Football Tournament of the Welcome Center of RUB and entered the semifinal.

    After the lost match against the HGI (Horst Görtz Institut für IT-Sicherheit) in the previous week the IEE team was under pressure but managed to defeat the Department of Mechanical Engineering 5-3. The goal scorers were Raffael Beier, Robin Pass, Assem Ali Lali, Volker Häring and Mohamed El-Shewy. 

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  • 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.

  • 28-04-2017

    New Call for scholarship applications at the SA-GER CDR open until 31st July 2017

    The Call for Applications for Master and PhD Scholarships (see Scholarships) is now open until 31st July 2017.

    All applicants have to fill in an online application form.
    Any applications sent via email or as a hard copy are not eligible!!! Please go to the "How to apply" section of the respective programme you are interested in in order to get access to the online application form, or click here in order to get to the "How to apply page" directly:

    - for the Master in Development Studies
    - for the Master In Public Administration
    - for the PhD in Development Studies or Public Policy

  • 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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  • 14-03-2017

    Alumni Conference "Innovation in Development Thinking and Practice"​

    IEE's partner, the MA in "International and Development Economics" (MIDE) programme at HTW Berlin, is hosting this year's alumni conference titled "Innovation in Development Thinking and Practice" (Berlin, June 21 - 23, 2017).

    During the conference, formal presentations will be combined with hands-on workshops, where participants will be working together on formulating a common position on a range of development issues. For details, please find the call for applications and the programme draft here.

    If you are interested in participation please submit your application until March 26, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    Please send the following documents:
    1) Completed Application Form (available for download here)
    2) Presentation outline or abstract (pdf-version)

    Please note that MIDE is not able to provide financial support for transport and accommodation, yet participation is for free.

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How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

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?

Raffael Beier: Tunis und Casablanca - Stadtentwicklungspolitiken zwischen "Worlding" und Sozialverträglichkeit.

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

June 06 - 23:
Nicole Dittrich
in Bamenda/Kamerun for a research stay within the Urban Food.Plus programme

June 21 - 23:
Christina Seeger, Dr. Martina Shakya, Dr. Tobias Thürer
at Göttingen University for the Urban Food.Plus summer school

June 27 - 28:
Anne Siebert
at Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn, attending the seminar "Deutsche Entwicklungspoltik in der Praxis"

June 28 - July 1
Dr. Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada
in Athens/Greece, attending and presenting at the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists / EAERE 23rd Annual Conference

June 28 - July 2
Raffael Beier
at the University of Basel/Switzerland, attending the 7th European Conference on African Studies ECAS 2017

June 28 - July 2
Britta Niklas
at the University of Padova/Italy, attending at presenting at the 11th Annual AAWE Conference (American Association of Wine Economists)

IEE on Field Research

Jasmin Fritzsche has a Visiting Study Fellowship at ODID, University of Oxford/UK, from end-April to mid-June.

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

Henrike Roth spends a research period in Bamenda/Kamerun for the Urban Food.Plus programme from June 06 to August 06.