Dr. Guido Ashoff

Function: Researcher, affiliated to the directorate

Specialization: Political Scientist

Work areas:

  • Enhancing aid effectiveness

Responsibilities in education and training:

  • Aid effectiveness and the Paris agenda: Requirements on a modern development cooperation system
  • Profile of Germany's development cooperation system
  • The advisory role of DIE country working groups / Drafting policy recommendations


since 9/2011German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
until the end of 2013 in charge of the international research project "Aid effectiveness: State of the international debate and implementation, controversies, learning processes, perspectives" (affiliated to the Directors of DIE)
3/2006 – 9/2011German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Head of Department "Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation"
1993 – 2006German Development Institute
Head of Department I: Basic issues in development cooperation; Regional focus: Middle East and North Africa
1977 – 1993German Development Institute
Researcher in the European Department and the Latin American Department
1988Free University of Berlin
Doctorate in political science; doctoral thesis: "Economic and Industrial Development Options for Small Third-World Countries. A Contribution to the Debate on Development Theory and a Case Study of the Dominican Republic"
1976 - 1977German Development Institute
Postgraduate Training Programme for Development Cooperation
1970 – 1975Free University of Berlin
University of Bonn
Student of political science, Roman languages, philosophy and education; university diploma in political science (equivalent to an MA degree)

Member of

  • Member of the Editorial Board of The European Journal of Development Research

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces