International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD)

Please note that the DAAD financed Exceed Phase of the ICDD and its status as a center of excellence has finished as of 31.12.22. The ICDD is now a focus area of the Kassel Institute for Sustainability.

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The International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) is a global multidisciplinary network of eight partner universities on four continents with its head office at the University of Kassel (Germany). The organisaiton cooperates closely with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and various non-governmental organizations.

The main mission of ICDD is to contribute to the global fight against hunger and poverty through research and education on Sustainable Development Goal 8 with a special focus on the over 800 million people facing grave food insecurity, especially in rural areas.

Therefore, ICDD aspires to generate knowledge, build partnerships, and carry out research around several core clusters. The focus is on the Decent Work Agenda, sustainable development and employment for all people. Through teaching courses in the English language, ICDD also aims to nurture academic capacities in the field of development cooperation.

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New ICDD Executive Director

Prof. Lisa Carstensen was appointed as the new ICDD Executive Director as of October 2022

New ICDD Executive Director: Get to know Prof. Carstensen

ICDD Interview Series

Episode 10 on the past, present and future of globalisation with Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer has been published on our Youtube channel!

ICDD Interview Series : Watch now

ICDD PhD Toolbox

The Toolbox offers various videos on subjects that PhD students will encounter during their studies

ICDD PhD Toolbox: Explore more

New Book

Decent Work or Decent Income? ‘Corona Crisis’ Experiences

New Book: Read now

ICDD Newsletter

ICDD Newsletter - 3rd Quarter/September 2022 is out now!

ICDD Newsletter: Read here

Glo­bal La­bour Co­lumn

Check out the GLC website for the latest article on labour-related topics

Glo­bal La­bour Co­lumn: Read here

Last update: 02 January 2023