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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.

  • 06-09-2019

    PhD Exchange student from ISS

    2019 09 Yukari SekineYukari Sekine is a PhD Candidate of Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. She is part of the Political Ecology Research Group and will be joining the IEE from September 2019 to February 2020 for a PhD Exchange, funded by the RUB Research School. At the ISS, she was part of the MOSAIC Research Project: "Climate change mitigation policies, land grabbing and conflict in fragile states: understanding intersections, exploring transformations in Myanmar and Cambodia", under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Saturnino ('Jun') Borras Jr. which was concluded in 2018.

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  • 27-08-2019

    PhD Thesis of Former EUSA_ID Scholarship Holder Published

    2019 08 vanderMarkElise van der Mark, who stayed for 2.5 years at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) with an "EUSA_ID" scholarship, now graduated at the "Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam" and published her PhD thesis with the title "Against All Odds: Exploring wellbeing transformation with mothers of disabled children from poor urban settlements in Southern Africa". During her stay at UWC, her thesis was co-supervised by Dr. Ina Conradie. Congratulations!

    Please find the thesis here

  • 27-08-2019

    Congratulations, Dr. Hoedoafia!

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    After successful defence of her PhD Thesis on Friday, 23 August 2019, Mabel Akosua Hoedoafia from Ghana 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

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D-44789 Bochum

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Latest Publications

Raffael Beier: From the City to the Desert – Analysing Shantytown Resettlement in Casablanca, Morocco, from Residents' Perspectives. UA Ruhr Study on Development and Global Governance, vol. 72

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)

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IEE on Field Research

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

Anja Habersang is on field research in Chile until end of 2019.

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

UK Mong Marma is on field research in Bangladesh from October to early March 2020.

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