Dr. Stephan Klingebiel is Director of UNDP’s Global Policy Centre in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Before joining the Centre, he served as the Chair of the Research Programme “International and Transnational Cooperation” of the German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / DIE). He was Founding Director (2007 – 2011) of KfW Development Bank office in Kigali, Rwanda dealing with development cooperation topics.
Before he joined DIE in 1993 he was researcher at the University of Duisburg (Institute for Development and Peace). His research and university teaching focuses on innovations for transnational cooperation, political economy of aid, aid & development effectiveness, global public goods, rising powers, and governance issues in sub-Saharan Africa. As a guest researcher he developed close links with the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University and the College of Humanities and Development Studies at the China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing. Stephan Klingebiel is Senior Lecturer at the University of Marburg and he was a regular Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2011-2019; BOSP, Cape Town).