Management Committee

Please see the organisation chart and the constitution about the structure and responsibilities of the Management Committee.

President / Président

Henning Melber

Director Emeritus, Extraordinary Professor, Senior Research Associate

Profile of Henning Melber


Vice-Presidents / Vice-Présidents

Katja Bender

Professor for Economics, especially Economic and Social Development

Academic Director MBA CSR & NGO Management

Subject areas:

Economics, especially economic and social developmentTeaching areas Development economics Social protection Research methods

Research areas:

Social protection and health systems in developing countries Political economy of reform processes in developing countries Technological change and institutional change

University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg


Laura Camfield

Senior Lecturer, School of International Development University of East Anglia

Research focus: exploring, measuring and understanding subjective well-being in developing countries; studying experiences of poverty and resilience using qualitative and mixed methods approaches; children and young people.

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School of International Development University of East Anglia, Norwich

Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
Tel: 44-1603-591885
Fax: 44-1603-459199

Jürgen Wiemann


Research interests: Globalisation, International Trade, Trade policy, WTO and Developing Countries, Trade and Environment

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German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Executive Secretary / Secretaire Executif

Susanne von Itter


Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 11
53115 Bonn
Phone: 49-228-261-8101
Fax: 49-228-261-8103

Treasurer / Trésoirier

Assistant Professor in Development Economics, at the Department of the World Economy, University of Economics, Prague

Researcher at the Institute of International Relations, Prague

Research interests: Development Economics, Human Development Issues, Impact of Globalization on Developing Countries, the Role of the EU in Development Cooperation

University of Economics, Faculty of International Relations

Nám. W. Churchilla 4
130 67 PRAHA 3
Czech Republic
Phone: 42-224-095111
Fax: 42-224-218132