The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) 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

Lea Müller-Funk / Christiane Fröhlich / André Bank

State(s) of Negotiation: Drivers of Forced Migration Governance in Most of the World

GIGA Working Paper, No. 323, August 2020




The GIGA is taking the coronavirus situation very seriously: Until further notice, all GIGA events take place exclusively in the digital space and Team GIGA is working from home.



  • Conference | -

    Regional Stakes of India's Foreign Policy

    In cooperation with the Centre de recherche internationales de Sciences Po (CERI) and the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire (IRSEM)

    9:00 a.m. | Online event

Media Contributions

Deutsche Welle |
Interview with Matthias Basedau
SR Podcast - Bilanz am Mittag |
Interview with Patrick Köllner (from 16:31)
Deutschlandfunk Kultur |
Interview with Eckart Woertz

Germany held the G20 presidency in 2017. The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) has a long-standing record of top-class research on G20-related topics, and also participated in some of the G20 processes. Learn more about our activities.