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

Azul Aguiar Aguilar

Beyond Justices The Legal Culture of Judges in Mexico

GIGA Working Paper, No. 322, June 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.



Media Contributions |
Interview with Amrita Narlikar |
Interview with André Bank
Deutschlandfunk Kultur |
Interview with Sabine Kurtenbach
Hindustan Times |
Article by Amrita Narlikar and Amitabh Mattoo (print version 22.07.2020 and longer version re-published by ORF)
New World Order |
Interview with Amrita Narlikar
hr info |
Interview with Daniel Flemes

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.