Andreas Stamm

German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Andreas Stamm is an economic geographer and holds a PhD from Marburg University. After his PhD and following five years of working at the National University of Costa Rica and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) he joined DIE in 1998. His work covers aspects of value chain development and sustainability standards, sustainable public procurement, national quality infrastructure and the role of science, technology & innovation, including digitalisation, for economic, industrial and social development. From 2013 to 2015 he was on leave from DIE to manage the Ethiopian-German technical cooperation project “National Quality infrastructure” in Addis Ababa.

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Jan 1, 2021
Andreas Stamm

Inclusive and sustainable agriculture in Costa Rica – a quality label to promote solidarity-based trade

Compared to other Latin American countries, Costa Rica has good indicators for economic growth and social development. Historically, it has managed to combine inward growth with intelligent use of the options offered by international markets. In recent decades, the country has undergone a strong str...


Jan 1, 2020
Stamm, Andreas, Luise Dietrich, Heike Harling, Laura Häußler, Florian Münch, Jana Preiß, Jan Siebert

Sustainable public procurement as a tool to foster sustainable development in Costa Rica: challenges and recommendations for policy implementation

In 2015, Costa Rica was the first country in Latin America to approve a National Policy for Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP). In 2018, a research team from DIE studied the efforts to make SPP a reality in Costa Rica and developed policy conclusions, partly drawing on international experience. ...


Jan 1, 2011
Andreas Stamm, Christian von Drachenfels

Value Chain Development: Approaches and activities by seven UN agencies and opportunities for interagency cooperation

Promoting value chain development is increasingly being recognized as a promising approach to address not only economic development, job creation and inclusive growth, but a wider range of social and environmental development issues. The paper outlines the different approaches and perspectives that ...


Jan 1, 2008
Andreas Stamm

Agribusiness and poverty reduction: what can be learned from the value chain approach?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by the Millennium Summit of 2000 commit the international community to a strategy of accelerated poverty reduction. The proportion of people living under conditions of extreme poverty should be reduced by half by the year 2015 (MDG 1). The MDGs are to...


Jan 16, 2006
Andrea Stamm, Christoph Jost, Constanze Kreiss, Katharina Meier, Mike Pfister, Philipp Schukat, Henning A. Speck

Strengthening value chains in Sri Lanka’s agribusiness: a way to reconcile competitiveness with socially inclusive growth?

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