Koch, Svea

Dr. Svea Koch

Research programme
Inter- and Transnational Cooperation

Senior Researcher

Social Science

Work areas

  • EU external relations and EU development policy
  • Political Economy of Development Policy
  • EU Green Deal and socio-ecological reconstruction
  • Governance of Sustainability Transformations


since 1/2018German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Senior Researcher, Research Programme "Inter- and transnational cooperation"
9/2018University of Antwerp/ Ghent University
PhD Political Science/Development Studies, Dissertation title: "European development policy: From aid effectiveness to global development - challenges at policy, institutional and political level"
2/2011-12/2017German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Department "Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation"
1/2010-12/2010Südwind e.V. - Institut für Ökonomie und Ökumene, Siegburg
Department: Poverty Reduction
Research fellow
10/2009-12/2009Südwind e.V. - Institut für Ökonomie und Ökumene, Siegburg
Department: Globalisation and Development
9/2008-4/2009Ghana Trade and Livelihoods Coalition, Accra, Ghana
7/2005-12/2008Maquaire University, Sydney, Australia
Studies in International Communication and Development
10/2001-03/2008University of Hamburg
M.A. Sociology, focal point: globalization and governance

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces



Phone +49 (0)228 94927-162
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130


Could the first political group with a vision please stand up?
Koch, Svea / Niels Keijzer / Christine Hackenesch
The Current Column of 13 May 2024


Beyond rich and poor: identifying global development constellations
Hackenesch, Christine / Svea Koch / Sebastian Ziaja (2022)

in: Development Policy Review, first published 23.02.2022


Herausfordernde Komplexität

Koch, Svea / Mark Furness (2015)
in: E+Z Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit 56 (3), 30-31