Welcome to the website of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (German acronym: IEE) of the Ruhr-University Bochum.
After defense of his doctoral thesis on Tuesday, 28 October 2014, IEE member Tobias Thürer was awarded the degree of a Doctor (Dr. rer. oec.) of the Faculty of Economics at RUB.
After successful defense of her PhD thesis on Thursday, 30th October 2014, Syeda Tamkeen Fatima from Pakistan has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).
This year’s Summer School of the BMBF-funded research project Urban Food Plus (UFP) took place from 30 September to 5 October 2014 in Tamale, Ghana. The Summer School was hosted by the University for Development Studies (UDS), one of the African partners within the UFP project that aims at enhancing resource use efficiency and improving food security in urban and peri-urban agriculture of West African cities.
Annika 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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Julia 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. ...
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IEE's PhD-IDS student Syeda Tamkeen Fatima published her paper "Off-Shoring and Wage Inequality: Where Do We Stand" as volume 207 of the IEE Working Paper series.
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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.
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
Workshop "Soziale Sicherung und die Post2015-Agenda"
am 30. Juni 2014
im Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, München
Unter 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.
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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum
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