International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD)

About Us

The ICDD is an interdisciplinary and international scientific network of excellence with the head office located at the University of Kassel (Germany) and partner universities in Latin America, Africa and Asia (see list below). It cooperates closely with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and various NGOs. It is one of the five Centers of Excellence for Exchange and Development funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) trogh the exceed program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The ICDD is making a committed contribution to the attainment of Target 2 “Full and Productive Employment and Decent Work for All ”of Millennium Development Goal 1 “Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger”  through  research and education. The decent work agenda received a strong boost in 2005 when the UN World Summit proclaimed decent work for all to be part of the MDGs. Against the background of widespread unemployment, underemployment and unfair working conditions, full employment and decent work for all will remain on the international post MDG 2015 agenda and, therefore, in the focus of the ICDD. In line with the joint FAO / ILO initiative, a special focus lies on the world’s 805 million people living in rural areas who face food insecurity.

The ICDD creates and transfers knowledge on improving work and income opportunities in rural and urban regions in developing countries against the background of globalisation, climate change and urbanisation.

Apart from creating and transferring knowledge, the ICDD is active in the field of development and decent work. Furthemore ICDD activities include Research - Teaching - Transfer &  Cooperation

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Partner Universities


Brazil

Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Economics Institute
Instituto de Economia - CESIT
Cidade Universitária
"Zeferino Vaz" Rua Pitágoras 353
CEP (Zipcode) 13083-857

Campinas - São Paulo
BRASIL


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Ghana

University of Cape Coast
Institute for Development Studies

Cape Coast
Ghana

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Germany

Universität Kassel

Mönchebergstraße 19
34109 Kassel (Briefanschrift)
34125 Kassel (Lieferanschrift)

India

Tata Institute of Social Sciences
School of Management
P.O. Box 8313

Deonar, Mumbai 400 088
India

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Kenya

Egerton University

P.O. Box 53620115
Egerton
Kenya

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Mexico

Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
Edificio Central
Calle 60 No. 491-A por 57

Mérida, Yucatán
Mexico C.P. 97000

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Pakistan

University of Agriculture Faisalabad
University Road
Zip Code 38000

Faisalabad
Pakistan

 

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South Africa

University of the Witwatersrand
ICDD Office
Private Bag 3
Wits 2050

Johannesburg
South Africa


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Partner Organizations

International Labour Organization (ILO)

International Labour Organization (ILO)
4 Route des Morillons
CH-1211

Genève 22
Switzerland

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Kennedyallee 50

53175 Bonn
Germany

DITSL

DITSL GmbH
Steinstraße 19

D-37213 Witzenhausen
Germany

Forschungsverbund für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik (FoSS)

Forschungsverbund für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik (FoSS) der Hochschule Fulda und der Universität Kassel

Arnold-Bode-Str. 10
34109 Kassel

or

Leipziger Str. 123
36037 Fulda

 

 

Kolleg Soziale Menschenrechte (ProSoM)

FB 05 - Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Universität Kassel
Nora-Platiel-Str. 1
34127 Kassel