Dr. Steffen Angenendt

Dr. Steffen Angenendt

Research Division: Global Issues
Head of Research Division


Since 2006 researcher at SWP, since 2015 Head of SWP’s Global Issues Research Division

2011-2014 »embedded researcher« within the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), migration adviser

1993-2006 German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Managing Editor, Yearbook on International Relations, Head International Migration Program

2004 German Governments Independent Council of Experts on Immigration and Integration

2001 German Federal Government’s Independent Commission on Immigration Reform (Süssmuth-Kommission)

Consultant i.a. with UNICEF, UNHCR, ICRC, IOM, EU Commission, World Bank, Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD), German Marshall Fund/Robert Bosch Foundation Migration Strategy Group; several governments

Areas of Expertise:

Development cooperation, Migration, Population trends

Demography, Migration and Forced Displacement

SWP Publications (selection):

Steffen Angenendt, Nadine Biehler, Anne Koch, Maike Voss

The Global Compact for Migration and Public Health in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Untapped Potential for Strengthening Health Systems

SWP Comment 2020/C 44, September 2020, 4 Pages


Sinem Adar, Steffen Angenendt, Muriel Asseburg, Raphael Bossong, David Kipp

The Refugee Drama in Syria, Turkey, and Greece

Why a Comprehensive Approach Is Needed

SWP Comment 2020/C 16, April 2020, 8 Pages


Steffen Angenendt, Nadine Biehler, David Kipp, Amrei Meier

Growing Needs, Insufficient Resources

How to Fund International Refugee Protection?

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 13, November 2019, 29 Pages


Steffen Angenendt, Anne Koch

How Germany Can Benefit from the Global Compact for Migration

Opportunities for National Reforms and International Cooperation

SWP Comment 2019/C 37, September 2019, 4 Pages


Steffen Angenendt, Nadine Biehler

On the Way to a Global Compact on Refugees

The “Zero Draft”: A Positive, but Not Yet Sufficient Step

SWP Comment 2018/C 18, April 2018, 4 Pages
Steffen Angenendt, Charles Martin-Shields, Benjamin Schraven

More Development – More Migration?

The “Migration Hump“ and Its Significance for Development Policy Co-operation with Sub-Saharan Africa

SWP Comment 2017/C 40, October 2017, 4 Pages
Steffen Angenendt, David Kipp

»Better Migration Management«

A Good Approach to Cooperating with Countries of Origin and Transit?

SWP Comment 2017/C 33, September 2017, 4 Pages
Steffen Angenendt, Anne Koch

International Cooperation on Migration Policy: Dare to Do More!

The Global Forum on Migration and Development in Berlin Opens Up Opportunities

SWP Comment 2017/C 21, June 2017, 4 Pages
Steffen Angenendt, Anne Koch

Global Migration Governance and Mixed Flows

Implications for Development-centred Policies

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 08, June 2017, 30 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Steffen Angenendt

Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration

Statement at the 7th Plenary of the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Marrakech, Morocco, 10-11 December 2018.
Steffen Angenendt, Maike Voss

Healthier Together: Global Health Governance in the Era of SDGs

in: Global Memos, Council of Councils, 28.06.2018 (online)
Steffen Angenendt

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Addressing unresolved issues, looking ahead

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2017, Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden, Bonn, November 2017; 4 pages
Steffen Angenendt, Najim Azahaf, Jessica Bither, Anne Koch, Raphaela Schweiger, Astrid Ziebarth

More Coherence! External Dimensions of a Comprehensive Migration and Refugee Policy - Insights from Germany

Migration Strategy Group on International Cooperation and Development (ed.), June 2017, 24 pages
Steffen Angenendt, David Kipp, Amrei Meier

Mixed migration

Challenges and options for the ongoing project of German and European asylum and migration policy

Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.), May 2017, 60 pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Steffen Angenendt, Charles Martin-Shields, Benjamin Schraven

When and how can foreign aid slow migration?

in: Washington Post, 02.11.2017

SWP Research Papers

Susanne Dröge
Addressing the Risks of Climate Change

What Role for the UN Security Council?

Anne Koch
On the Run in Their Own Country

Political and Institutional Challenges in the Context of Internal Displacement