The publicly funded German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading think tanks for development policy world-wide. Based in the UN City of Bonn, the Institute is committed to building bridges between theory and practice and cooperates extensively with international networks. Since its founding in 1964, DIE has based its work on the interplay between research, advisory work and training. The Institute’s postgraduate course prepares German and European university graduates for career opportunities with development organizations in Germany and abroad. Since 2007, DIE trains young professionals from Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan and South Africa through its Global Governance School, the scholarly part of the Managing Global Governance program, implemented jointly with GIZ on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.



Thomas Fues

Thomas Fues has been with German Development Institute / Das Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) as Senior Fellow since 2004. His main research interests are global governance, rising powers, United Nations and international development cooperation. His recent publications include articles on the G8/G20, the role of rising powers in the global system, the UN development sector as well as on human rights and global governance. In addition to his research tasks, Dr. Fues, heads the training department at the German Development Institute. Earlier in his career he worked for the German parliament, the Institute of Peace and Development (University Duisburg-Essen), the government of North Rhine Westphalia and the German Advisory Council on Global Change.