Welcome to the website of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (German acronym: IEE) of the Ruhr-University Bochum.
The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy and in particular Research Cluster 2 successfully registered to take part in the Habitat III preparatory process of UN Habitat. On behalf of Research Cluster 2, which has a thematic focus on Housing and Urbanization, Mariana Vilmondes and Raffael Beier attended the second session of the Preparatory Committee for Habitat III in Nairobi in April 2015.
On Monday, 20 April 2015, our students had the chance to meet the former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai. He was invited to Bochum for the discussion forum ‘Challenges in Afghanistan, Situation at the Hindu Kush, Global Terrorism and the Role of Germany in the World’.
Congratulations to 24 Afghan lecturers – the largest group yet – from the Universities of Nangarhar, Herat, Faryab, Samangan, Bamyan, Khost, Kunduz, Paktia, Kandahar and Kabul who completed the Bachelor Upgrading Programme in Management and Economics at RUB.
Wilhelm Löwenstein, Martina Shakya, Marc Hansen, and Sanjay Gorkhali, three institute members and one of our alumni, worked together on the just published IEE Working Paper 210:
"Do the Poor Benefit from Corporate Social Responsibility? A Theory-Based Impact Evaluation of Six Community-Based Water Projects in Sri Lanka."
Dr. Marco Rimkus, former IEE research fellow, published his doctoral thesis as No. 66 in the series "UA Ruhr Studies on Development and Global Governance":
Welternährung, Nutztierschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit. Eine monetäre Bewertung in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern.
Recently, IEE Research Fellow Ruth Knoblich published two interviews on Theory Talks:
Theory Talk #67:
Dirk Messner on the dynamics of global change and the significance of international science and technology cooperation in the post-Western world (Jan. 30, 2015)
Theory Talk #68:
Loet Leydesdorff on the Triple Helix: 'How Synergies in University-Industry-Government Relations can Shape Innovation Systems' (March 11, 2015)
The next call for applications for Master and PhD Scholarships (Development Studies and Public Policy/Public Administration) at the South African-German Centre for Development Research at UWC/Cape Town is now open until 31 July.
Submissions of applications are only possible during an open call and only via an online application form.
The online application form is available in the "How to apply" sections of the respective programmes of the Centre on the website www.drd-sa.org.
4th PhD Conference on International Development
24 - 25 September 2015
Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum/Germany
The IEE together with the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia, UK, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL, and our partners in the UA-Ruhr Graduate Centre, the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and the Institute of Political Science (IfP), University of Duisburg-Essen, is organizing the 4th PhD PhD Conference on International Development.
As part of the networking activities of German postgraduate programmes funded within the DAAD EPOS programme, a winter school on "The political and societal challenges of forced migration from Africa – Local causes, regional responses and global responsibility" will take place in Magdeburg from 17 – 20 November 2015.
Alumni of DAAD-EPOS programmes are invited to apply until 30 June 2015. For more details, please have a look at the Call for Applications.
As part of the networking activities of German postgraduate programmes funded within the DAAD EPOS programme, a winter school on "A World without Hunger" will take place in Hohenheim from 2 – 4 December 2015.
From 6 – 9 Januar 2016, the 15th International Business and Economy Conference is offered in cooperation of the Nürtingen-Geislingen University and the Nürtingen, Stuttgart Metropolitan Region.
For more details please have a look at the call for papers.
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum
Building GB, Room 1/59
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Wilhelm Löwenstein, Martina Shakya, Marc Hansen, and Sanjay Gorkhali: Do the Poor Benefit from Corporate Social Responsibility? A Theory-Based Impact Evaluation of Six Community-Based Water Projects in Sri Lanka
Marco Rimkus: Welternährung, Nutztierschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit. Eine monetäre Bewertung in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern.
Two Interviews Published on Theory Talk by IEE Member Ruth Knoblich
More info under the "New Publications" tab on the left.