OUR PRINCIPLES

Our independence and impartiality allow us to remain objective.

Our scientific rigor ensures our work is accurate.

Our circumspection allows for a nuanced perspective.

We only have one reputation.

 

Since 2014, Development International e.V.  has implemented research projects at the intersection of law, business, and sustainable development. 

Our point of departure is to bring independent scientific scrutiny, clarity, and accuracy to bear on issues with an empirical deficit, thus enabling constructive discourse.

We also develop and implement evidence-based intervention strategies and solutions to achieve sustainable development outcomes, and we build capacity to transfer knowledge and competencies to other stakeholders in the process.

 

Our inter-disciplinary team combines legal, economic and public health competencies. The economic underpinning is insofar imperative in that we understand how the leading economic theory and modelling can be leveraged to the desired ends of sustainable development. Similarly, our command of legislative precedents and impending paradigms allow us to compare and contrast legislative models. Our public health experience helps us ground our population-based research in a rightsholder and ultimate beneficiary perspectives. 

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DI is based in Germany but internationally active. DI's affiliates allow us to build bridges of awareness, insight and a common future.

ABOUT US

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Scientific research

We conduct scientifically rigorous research, e.g. population-based surveys or bespoke studies, applying qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

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Cost-benefit modeling

We model the projected cost of proposed legal instruments.

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Impact evaluation

Whether for projects or programmes, we evaluate the impact, efficacy and/or effectiveness of an intervention using defined criteria. 

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Evidence-based policy development

We develop evidence-based policy through bespoke research, whether for the organisational, national or supra-national levels.

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Compliance evaluation

Whether of an individual company or cross-sector, DI evaluates compliance with regulations.

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Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

Whether on a project, program, sector or industry basis, we offer bespoke M&E solutions and services.

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Standard operating procedure (SOP)
We help organisations develop step-by-step instructions that inform routine operations when compliance is imperative.

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Materiality assessment 
We help organisations identify and assess Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks that impact their operations and stakeholders.

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Capacity building 

We build capacity of organisations and governments through targeted workshops.

DI CORE COMPETENCIES

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Shipeng Chen, MD, MPH

Advisor

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Jiahua (Java) Xu, PhD


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Julie Hernandez, PhD


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William Bertrand, PhD


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Chris Bayer, PhD

Principal
Investigator

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Juan Ibañez, LLM

Compliance Attorney

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Tomas Becerra

Compliance Attorney

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Francisco Rua

Technical Operations Manager

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Eliana Gonzalez

International Research Lead

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Jasper Trautsch, PhD

Chairman

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Landry Niava, PhD

Research Associate

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Vladislav Slepov

Research Associate

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Jean Pierre Agossou

Research Associate

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Derrill Watson, PhD

Advisor

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Jesse Hudson, JD

Advisor

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Justine Vinet, LLM

Jurist

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