The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is the key think tank of German development policy. It builds bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks (such as the EADI).
Since it was founded in 1964, the DIE has focused on the interplay between research, consulting and training. The three fields complement one another, defining the DIE’s distinct profile.
Involvement in Research
At present the DIE’s research on water policy and the economics of water is being conducted by four in-house researchers and several external researchers who work together with the DIE as partners or experts. In addition the work of some other DIE researchers is also related, directly or indirectly, to water issues.
The DIE's water reserach is mainly concerned with the political, social and economic dimensions of water issues. Most of the institute’s research projects are practice-related and have an advisory thrust.
The DIE's water team advises in particular the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), but also its partner countries and organizations engaged in development cooperation work.