Within the project “Klimalog – Research and dialogue for a climate-smart and just transformation”, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, DIE investigates key issues of international climate politics, facilitates dialogue between pertinent actors in politics, academia, civil society and the private sector, and recommends adjustments in order to meet the complex global challenge of climate change.
Each year, the nine-month Postgraduate Training Programme of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) prepares up to 18 German and European university graduates for the challenging tasks and responsibilities of international development cooperation. The Managing Global Governance (MGG) Programme provides an innovative platform for training, knowledge cooperation and policy dialogue of government and non-governmental actors from significant rising powers and Germany / Europe. Central element of the programme is the MGG Academy, which brings together participants from rising powers of the South and from Europe to participate in a dialogue and advanced training programme.
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik is headed by Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner (Director). At present, the institute has a staff of 130, more than two-thirds of whom are researchers. The DIE is member of the Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft.