Lecture Series

Digital Development Dialogue (3D)

3D Seminar Series


02/11/2023 - 29/02/2024

Bild with Logo of the Digital Development Dialogue (3D) 2021.
© Universität Göttingen
Bild with Logo of the Digital Development Dialogue (3D) 2021.
© Universität Göttingen

  • The GIGA co-organizes the Digital Development Dialogue (3D), a new format for policy and practice exchange, hosted by the University of Göttingen.

    The Digital Development Dialogue (3D) seminar, organized by Sarah Langlotz and Lennart Kaplan, is a monthly 45-minute online forum for policy and research exchange. Two speakers – one researcher and one practitioner – touch upon key topics in development policy with the goal of stimulating a meaningful dialogue across the theory & practice divide.

    After a successful first edition, which was inspired by the challenges and opportunities for development cooperation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking forward to inspiring discussions among researchers, policymakers, and students.

    Upcoming Events

    • James Robinson (University of Chicago) and Andrew Lavali (Institute for Governance Reform) State Representation and Public Service Delivery in Sierra Leone 2 November 2023 | 3:00 p.m. (UTC+1)

    • Haley J. Swedlund (Radboud University) and Romilly Greenhill (The ONE Campaign) Transparency and Citizen Support for Public Agencies: The Case of Foreign Aid 23 November 2023 | 3:00 p.m. (UTC+1)

    • Sara Lowes (University California, San Diego) and Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma (CERMEL) Culture, Beliefs and Health Care Utilization in Africa 25 January 2024 | 3:00 p.m. (UTC+1)

    • Esther Duflo (MIT) and Cina Lawson (Minister of Digital Economy and Transformation of Togo) Good Economics for Warmer Times 29 February 2024 | 3:00 p.m. (UTC+1)

    Previous Events

    • Ranjit Lall (University of Oxford) and Jochen Kluve (KfW/HU Berlin) How Can Evaluation Data Enhance Development Research and Practice? 27 July 2023 | 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2)

    • Rocco Macciavello (LSE) and Charlotte Heyl (Coffee and Sustainability) Sustainable Coffee Value Chains 29 June 2023 | 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2)

    • Ousmane Kolie (World Bank) and Malte Lierl (GIGA) Improving Public Service Delivery by Giving Civil Society a Stake 25 May 2023 | 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2)

    • Yulia Rybak (German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership and Advisor to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine) and Julian Bergmann (IDOS) Ukraine's Reconstruction and European Integration: How to Build Back Better? 27 April 2023 | 3:00 p.m. (UTC+2)

    • Leonardo Iacovone (World Bank, Hertie School) and TBA How to Involve Policy Makers More Structurally Into Impact Evaluations 23.02.2023 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Kibrom T. Sibhatu (University of Göttingen) and Ruben Brunsveld (RSPO) Oil Palm: Economic Blessing or Environmental Curse? 26.01.2023 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Kim Lücking (DEval) and Maria Buß (BMZ) Exit Processes in Development Cooperation 30.06.2022 | 03:00‒03:45 p.m.

    • Veronika Bertram (KfW) and Daniel Clarke (Center for Disaster Protection) The Climate Crisis is Now – The Case of Development Insurance Towards a Just Transition 28.04.2022 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Gilles Maglo (MES/DAK) and Sara Nyman (World Bank) Prospects of Digital Platform Ecosystemsfor African Businesses 24.02.2022 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Chris Blattman (Chicago) and Klubosumo Johnson Borh (NEPI) Preventing Crime and Violence with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Evidence from Liberia 27.01.2022 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Shaida Badiee (ODW) and Johannes Jütting (OECD) Data for Development 16.12.2021 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Angela Heucher (DEval) and Etienne Lwamba (3ie) Women’s Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming in DevelopmentCooperation in Fragile Contexts 18.11.2021 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Dean Karlan (Northwestern) and Jeannie Annan (IRC) Ethics in Social Science Experimentation and Data Collections 28.10.2021 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Johanna Richter (DEval) and Sarah Hessel (Finance in Motion) Blended Finance in Development Cooperation: Can it deliver Impact and Returns? 28.07.2021 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Michael Kremer (University of Chicago) and Emmanuel Bakirdjian (PAD) Empowerment via Digital Agriculture: Evidence from East Africa 24.06.2021 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Sandra Barteit (HIGH), Gregory Malunga (LMMU), and Jochen Bitzer (EKFS) Digital Global Health: Evidence from a Project on Blended Learning in Zambia 27.05.2021 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Jyontsna Puri (IFAD) and Jörg Peters (RWI) Research Transparency 29.04.2021 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Linguere Mbaye (AfDB) and Inkeri von Hase (UN Women) Gender Implications of African Migration 25.02.2021 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.

    • Heiner Janus (DIE) and Rahul Malhotra (OECD) Aid Effectiveness for the Next Decade: How Will the Debate on Aid Effectiveness Evolve in the Upcoming Years? 28.01.2021 | 3:00‒3:45 p.m.


    The seminars last 45 minutes with about 30 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A. While the meetings take place on an irregular basis (roughly once per month), they are scheduled for Thursdays from 03:00 p.m. to 03:45 p.m. (UTC+1).

    The seminars are held on Zoom. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive the Zoom link and all instructions to participate. We will use the newsletter only to share updates regarding upcoming 3D seminars and in case logistics need to be changed.

    All participants will be muted during the presentations. In the Q&A, the moderator will open the microphone to participants that indicate to have a question via the chat.

    Questions and Feedback Sarah Langlotz, Lennart Kaplan, and Erin Flanagan are happy to receive your feedback or handle any logistical questions via 3dinfo@uni-goettingen.de.

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