The GIGA conducts social-science research with real-world relevance on Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and on global developments.
With our global approach to scholarship we are committed to working with perspectives, concepts, and experiences from different world regions. The GIGA analyses how political, social, and economic transitions originate, and how they unfold across the world and within the regions.
GIGA researchers are sought-after experts among decision-makers in the German executive branch – especially the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Office of the Federal President –, as well as for members of parliament, inter- and supranational bodies, non-governmental organisations, the media, and the wider public. The Berlin Office of the GIGA plays a crucial role for reaching out to the German audiences.
On the basis of our research, we advise policymakers and actively engage with academic, political, and societal stakeholders in Germany, at the European and international levels, and in the regions of the Global South. The GIGA Berlin Office, located in the heart of the capital, is dedicated to knowledge transfer with Berlin-based political, civil society, academic, and media institutions. Our GIGA Focus Series provides short analyses on current developments worldwide.