The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is an international and interdisciplinary academic research institute of the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany, EU. ZEF's research aims at finding solutions to global development issues. A 10 years strategy plan outlines land- and water use, biodiversity, public health and renewable energies as priority transdisciplinary research areas (www.zef.de).
To Xuan Phuc was formerly a junior researcher at the Bonn International Graduate School in Development Research at ZEF and member of the Research Group on Postsocialist Land Relations at Humboldt University in Berlin. He received his doctoral degree at Humboldt University in Berlin in 2007. Currently, Dr. To is a postdoc fellow at the Anthropology Department, University of Toronto, Canada.
Solvay Gerke is Professor of Development Studies and Director, ZEF, University of Bonn
Hans-Dieter Evers is Professor emeritus of Development Planning and Development Policy and Senior Fellow, ZEF a, University of Bonn