Global Development Policy

The Global Development Policy program starts from the recognition that our planetary boundaries are at a breaking point and that our multilateral systems often fail to provide adequate solutions. As a result, the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Washington DC takes a new approach to Global Development Policy: we strive to rethink global economic power structures and work for a more inclusive culture of international cooperation that responds to the needs of all groups in our global society. We seek to foster a global dialogue on a sustainable, democratic, equitable and human rights-based approach to development.

Through workshops, study tours, research, coordinated policy work and publications, the program brings together policymakers and civil society organizations with a specific focus on voices from the Global South. It especially aims to amplify the perspectives of marginalized people and communities in discussing solutions to issues of global economic development policy and governance.

Six case studies of the Covid-19 pandemic's impact around the globe

Covid-19 in the Global South