The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is an international and interdisciplinary academic research institute of the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany. ZEF's research aims at finding solutions to global development issues. The research programs build on the methods and analytical styles of the disciplinary research areas and link and integrate knowledge and capacities from these different areas. ZEF's three research departments are:
Political and Cultural Change (ZEF a)
Economic and Technological Change (ZEF b)
Ecology and Natural Resources Management (ZEF c)
Veronika Fuest headed the sub-project "Institutional Analysis" of the GLOWA Volta Project (ZEF) from 2002 to 2004. Presently she is senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, Germany.
Solvay Gerke is Professor of Development Studies and Director, Department of Political and Cultural Change, ZEF a.
Hans-Dieter Evers is Professor emeritus of Development Planning and Development Policy and Senior Fellow, ZEF a.