Why do countries succeed and fail economically

Event type
Lecture and discussion

Place and date
Bonn, April 19, 2018


German Development Institute (DIE)

Michael Bohnet sketches light and shadow in the "developing world" of the last
60 years and then analyzes the effects of development cooperation using macro-analyzes and micro-analyzes. In his macro-analyzes he differentiates between two groups of countries: countries with sufficiently stable economic and political structures and fragile states. In the case of micron analyzes, it presents the results of project and program evaluations in summary, also classified according to sectors. It identifies the success factors for successful development projects and finally outlines ten future development policy challenges.


  • Peter Krahl, Evaluation and Departmental Research Unit, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ)


  • Michael Bohnet, Ministerial Director i. R. (BMZ)


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