In­ter­na­tio­nal Cen­ter for De­ve­lop­ment and De­cent Work (ICDD)

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The International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) is a global multidisciplinary network of nine 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 decent work agenda, sustainable economic growth 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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Glo­bal La­bour Co­lumn

Part 2: Just transition beyond the industry shutdown scenario (by Jeremy Anderson)

Vir­tu­al Book Launch

Virutal book launch "The Phantom of Upgrading in Agricultural Supply Chains" write-up is now available.

Glo­bal La­bour Co­lumn

Organising women in Afghanistan: ‘Each of us needs a little RAWA’ (by Luce Dubois)


Prof. Dr. Eleonor Faur (ICDD Guest Professor) & Prof. Dr. Edward Webster (ICDD Ela Bhatt Visiting Professor) send regards for the 50th anniversary of the Kassel University

Glo­bal La­bour Co­lumn

Corporate power and intellectual property rights: closing the vaccine gap (by Peter Rossman)

Call for sub­­­mis­­si­ons

The 2022 El­mar Alt­va­ter Pri­ze

Deadline: 31 October, 2021


The ICDD is featured on the website of the DAAD

New Pu­bli­ca­ti­on

"The Phantom of Upgrading in Agricultural Supply Chains" book has been published!