GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, formerly the Deutsches Übersee-Institut/German Overseas Institute, is a Hamburg-based research institute focused on political, economic and social developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, North Africa, and the Middle East. Through a unique combination of area and comparative area studies, the GIGA examines not only the issues and challenges facing these specific regions but also new developments in North-South and South-South relationships. GIGA is the largest German research institute for area and comparative area studies. It is also among the largest in Europe. For desiguALdades.net, GIGA is one important interface at policy level, GIGA will support the desiguALdades.net by policy oriented papers on issues related to the research foci of the network.