Silke Weinlich is senior researcher at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn which is one of the leading think tanks for global development and international cooperation worldwide. DIE’s work is based on the interplay between Research, Policy Advice and Training.
Silke is member of the research programme on inter - and transnational cooperation with the Global South where she leads a research and policy advice project on the UN development system and its reform needs. She holds a doctorate in political science from Bremen University. Over the last fifteen years, Silke has followed United Nations reform processes in various policy fields ranging from peace keeping and peacebuilding to sustainable development. Current research interests include the reform of the UNDS and broader questions of multilateral development cooperation, South South cooperation and the UN, as well as questions of global governance, and interdisciplinary approaches to cooperation research.
Recent publications include “Unfinished business: an appraisal of the latest UNDS reform resolution”, DIE Briefing Paper 13/2018, with Max-Otto Baumann and “Earmarking in the multilateral development system - many shades of grey” (DIE, Bonn, in preparation) together with Max-Otto Baumann, Erik Lundsgaarde and Peter Wolff. She is member of the research council of Germany’s UN Association (DGVN).