The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies is an independent research institute based in Hamburg and a member of the Leibniz Association.

World Regions

The GIGA studies the politics, economies, and societies of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as global issues.


GIGA Focus

GIGA Focus

In the GIGA Focus, we publish our research findings and concise analyses of current events. The various editions cover politics, economics, and society in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, respectively, as well as global trends.



GIGA Journal Family

In the Africa Spectrum, the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, and the Journal of Politics in Latin America, we publish excellent contributions from researchers around the world.

GIGA Working Papers

Marina Dodlova / Anna Giolbas / Jann Lay

Non-Contributory Social Transfer Programmes in Developing Countries: A New Data Set and Research Agenda

GIGA Working Paper, No. 290, August 2016