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

  • 13-08-2019

    Congratulations, Dr. Hope!

    2019 08 LesleyHope s
    After successful defence of her PhD Thesis on Monday, 12 August 2019, Lesley Hope from Ghana has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.).

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  • 13-08-2019

    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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  • 02-07-2019

    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.

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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

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Latest Publications

Annika Engelbert and Markus Kaltenborn: Corruption and Social Rights Accountability. IEE Working Papers 213.

Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada, Wilhelm Loewenstein, and Yadulla Hasanli: Production linkages and dynamic fiscal employment effects of the extractive industries: input-output and nonlinear ARDL analyses of Azerbaijani economy, in: Mineral Economics (first online)

Raffael Beier: The world-class city comes by tramway: Reframing Casablanca’s urban peripheries through public transport. In: Urban Studies (first online)

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

August 07 - 26:
Anne Siebert
at the ISS in Den Haag / The Netherlands for a research stay

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.