About Global Trends

Global Trends 2015 analyzes current developments and longer-term trends in the fields of peace and security, world economy and society, and sustainable development. Applying a multidisciplinary approach, it aims to explain patterns and linkages in complex global processes and identify the potential for more responsible global governance. The articles are based on a wealth of data from the latest international reports and research projects and present clear and concise analyses, illustrated with figures and tables.


Global Trends is published by the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), founded in 1986 on the initiative of Willy Brandt and based in Bonn, the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen, and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/ GCR21), sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Professor Tobias Debiel, Dr Michèle Roth and Dr Cornelia Ulbert developed the Global Trends concept and are the project’s scientific directors.