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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.


  • 01-12-2021

    ‘You always find somebody who is willing to help’

    OgunbiyiDAAD scholarship holder and MADM student Setonji Ogunbiyi talks about his experience in football and studying in Germany in an interview. You can read the interview on the website of the Alumniportal Deutschland.

  • 05-11-2021

    IEE greatly represented in the new edition of Rubin

    2021 2 rubin coverThe new edition of the RUB’s biannual scientific magazine Rubin was published recently. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are in the spotlight. Certainly, the IEE does a lot of important work in these fields. Thus, we are proud that our projects and members are broadly represented. Prof. Löwenstein shares key insights into the EU-funded project ADAPTED, which focuses on the eradication of poverty, in an interview. Britta Niklas’ and Dr. Anne Siebert’s contribution introduces the South African-German Centre for Development Research and the Master programme in Development Management. Moreover, Prof. Kaltenborn’s research on public-private partnership is presented in an article. Enjoy the read!

  • 04-10-2021

    MADM student Setonji Ogunbiyi nominated for the "Goal of the Month"

    2021 10 OgunbiyiIEE’s Setonji Ogunbiyi from Nigeria was nominated for the “Goal of the Month” on German TV last Saturday (Tor des Monats, Sportschau, ARD). We are very proud of him and encourage everyone to vote for his goal online until October 23, 2021.

    Interested in the results? read more!

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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 R. Sadik-Zada: Political Economy of Green Hydrogen Rollout: A Global Perspective, in: Sustainability 2021, 13(23), 13464. (online available)

Anne Siebert and Julian May: Food and nutrition security policies in Africa. In: Onyango, G. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Public Policy in Africa. Routledge, pp. 477-487.

Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada, Andrea Gatto and Nuwe Blick: Rural Electrification and Transition to Clean Cooking: The Case Study of Kanyegaramire and Kyamugarura Solar Mini-Grid Energy Cooperatives in the Kyenjojo District of Uganda. In: Leal Filho W., Vidal D.G., Dinis M.A.P., Dias R.C. (eds) Sustainable Policies and Practices in Energy, Environment and Health Research. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham., pp 547-562. (online available)

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