Feminist Development Policy: What Does the German Population Think?

This brief was produced by the German Institute for Development Evaluation and explores German attitudes toward feminist development policy.

Key Findings:

  • In September 2022, the term “feminist development policy” had already become better known among the German population than the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • There are reservations towards feminist development policy. In comparison to other possible thematic priorities in development policy (such as development policy based on human rights or peace promotion), it receives the most negative average rating.

  • From the viewpoint of the general public, the most compelling reasons for a feminist development policy are those that place an emphasis on equal rights for everyone.