Research at ZEF

ZEF is an international research institute, working for, with and in so-called "developing" countries. ZEF conducting its development research in an interdisciplinary and sometimes trans-disciplinary way, which implies bridging gaps between science, practice and policy. Thus, ZEF offers a broad and integrated perspective on development.

Read more about ZEF here.


ZEF Research Projects

Our current projects are listed here.

Our former projects are listed here.

Research and strategy papers

ZEF's Strategy Paper 2021-2030

Inter and Transdisciplinarity at ZEF

Development. Note and notion of ZEF

ZEF Ethics Policy

ZEF Policy on Plagiarism


ZEF Gender Group

ZEF's Gender Group shares the interest and commitment to advance a gender-sensitive agenda in development research.


ZEF's major research projects worldwide

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