ÖFSE's research activities focus on publishing studies, analyses and policy papers, as well as on offering policy and strategic consulting for public and private players in the fields of bothAustrian and international development policy and development cooperation. Furthermore, designing discursive reflectionand learning processes on regarding its priority issues are other important elements of ÖFSE’s approach to development.

ÖFSE defines itself as a scientific centre of excellence for development policy. It develops policy recommendations based on sound academic knowledge and the practical experience of Austrian and international players in development policy and cooperation. Due to its expertise on international development discussions, ÖFSE succeeds in “bringing current and interesting topics of discussion to Austria”.

ÖFSE’s research staff is involved in diverse research projects and contributes to policy networks. The research activities are focused upon the following key research areas:

  • The Global Economy and Development
  • Development policy and development cooperation
  • Education and development

Research results are published as Working Papers, Briefing Papers and Policy Notes. Larger studies are published in the series “ÖFSE Edition”.
The knowledge accumulated at ÖFSE becomes accessible to the interested public through numerous activities including lectures and consulting.

Scientific staff