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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.

  • 06-06-2019

    Call for Participation: International Forum on Refugee Protection & Migration Issues 2019

    From 28 to 29 November 2019, IEE and IFHV at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum will be hosting the International Forum on Refugee Protection (IFRP 2019) & Migration Issues.

    This 2-day forum (IFRP 2019) stems from the collaboration of PhD Students from various disciplines from the Institute for Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) and the Institute for International Law of Peace & Armed Conflict (IFHV), with support from the RUB Research School at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany.

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  • 07-05-2019

    Alumni Conference 2019: Call for Abstracts

    rubWe are happy to announce the upcoming alumni conference, titled "Evaluation of Development Interventions - Current Debates, Methods, and Best Practices", taking place 04-08 November 2019 in Bochum / Germany.

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  • 24-04-2019

    Call for scholarship applications now open at the SA-GER CDR

    CDR-SA The Call for scholarship applications at the South African-German Centre for Development Research is now open until 30th June 2019. For more information please have a look at the Website!

  • 09-04-2019

    Congratulations, Dr. Beier - first joint PhD of IEE-RUB and ISS, The Hague

    2019 04 Beier sAfter successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Friday, 5 April 2019, IEE research fellow Raffael Beier has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.). Raffael Beier is the first PhD candidate graduated under a joint PhD agreement between the ISS and the IEE, which has been signed in 2014.

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  • 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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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

Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada: Distributional Bargaining and the Speed of Structural Change in the Petroleum Exporting Labor Surplus Economies, in: The European Journal of Development Research, first online

Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada and Andrea Gatto: Determinants of the Public Debt and the Role of the Natural Resources: A Cross-Country Analysis. FEEM Working Paper 4.2019, ET series, March 2019

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

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

June 17 - 19:
Anne Siebert
at Netzwerkbüro Marburg / Germany, for project planning and attending a workshop "Genial Lokal 2030"

June 17 - 21:
Ruth Knoblich
at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bonn/Germany for a seminar

June 21 - 24:
Dr. Tobias Thürer
in Bonn/Germany for the conference "GLF Bonn 2019: Are rights the solution to climate change?"

June 27:
Christina Seeger
in Bonn/Germany for a workshop on Horizont 2020

IEE on Field Research

Bablu Chakma is on field research in Bangladesh until early November 2019.

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

Om Ki is on field research in Myanmar from June to December 2019.

Darina Pellowska is on field research in South Sudan until December 2019.