CDE’s thematic foci
CDE focuses on three key areas in the essential dimensions of sustainable development: land resources, socio-economic transitions, and sustainability governance. Each of the three thematic foci is addressed by a cluster comprising related projects as well as staff members and their competences. These clusters serve as theme-focused meeting grounds for CDE’s partners from research, policymaking, and development cooperation; at the same time, they anchor our research in specific scientific disciplines and communities.
CDE’s key partner regions
In 2016, CDE ran activities with a regional or national focus in 46 countries worldwide. Key regions were East Africa, the Horn of Africa, mainland Southeast Asia (especially Laos and Myanmar), the central Andes, and Central Asia. Many of these projects and programmes represent a long-term engagement.