In­ter­na­tio­nal Cen­ter for De­ve­lop­ment and De­cent Work (ICDD)

Fun­ded by

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 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.

Find out more about us here.

Fol­low us


PhD Tool­box Vi­de­os

Our PhD Toolbox is coming soon, so stay tuned!

New Pu­bli­ca­ti­on

"Labor Rights Violation in Global Supply Chains: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach" has been published!

New Pu­bli­ca­ti­on

"Rural-Urban Transition: A Challenge to Agricultural Productivity, Biodiversity and Food Security in Pakistan" has been published!


ICDD Talk "Women in Agriculture in Pakistan" write-up is now available.

In­ter­view Se­ries

Episode 2: Neoliberal reforms, Covid-19, and Labour in India (with Prof. Dr. Praveen Jha)

Glo­bal La­bour Co­lumn

Trying to tackle slave-like labour in Brazil (by Vitor Filgueiras)