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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.

  • 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.

  • 01-07-2019

    Learning by Doing in the Field of Development

    2019 07 BonomaliMacmillan Bonomali from Malawi has spent an internship period at UNU-FLORES in Dresden during his studies in the MA in Development Management programme. Find out about his experiences in an interview published by his internship organization.
    Photo: UNU-FLORES

  • 06-06-2019

    Call for Participation: International Forum on Refugee Protection & Migration Issues 2019

    From 28 to 29 November 2019, IEE and IFHV at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum will be hosting the International Forum on Refugee Protection (IFRP 2019) & Migration Issues.

    This 2-day forum (IFRP 2019) stems from the collaboration of PhD Students from various disciplines from the Institute for Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) and the Institute for International Law of Peace & Armed Conflict (IFHV), with support from the RUB Research School at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany.

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  • 09-04-2019

    Congratulations, Dr. Beier - first joint PhD of IEE-RUB and ISS, The Hague

    2019 04 Beier sAfter successful defence of his PhD Thesis on Friday, 5 April 2019, IEE research fellow Raffael Beier has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.). Raffael Beier is the first PhD candidate graduated under a joint PhD agreement between the ISS and the IEE, which has been signed in 2014.

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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

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Latest Publications

Raffael Beier: Worlding Cities in the Middle East and North Africa – Arguments for a Conceptual Turn. In META 12: 28-34 .

Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada: Distributional Bargaining and the Speed of Structural Change in the Petroleum Exporting Labor Surplus Economies, in: The European Journal of Development Research (first online)

Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada and Andrea Gatto: Determinants of the Public Debt and the Role of the Natural Resources: A Cross-Country Analysis. FEEM Working Paper 4.2019, ET series, March 2019

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

July 14 - 20:
Britta Niklas
at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna / Austria, participating in the 13th Annual Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE), presenting "Are South African Grape Growers Aware of their Climatic Comparative Advantages for Growing Certain Grape Varieties? A Hedonic Approach Applying Machine Learning", and "Is there a Veblen effect for fine wine?"

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.