General information

The Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID) is a joint initiative of the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Both universities have a long history and an outstanding reputation in scientific education and research in a broad range of disciplines. AIID was founded in 2000 by the two universities as a network linking their best experts in international development and to engage in policy debates.



In Memoriam

With deep sadness and disbelief, we have received the news that prof. Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren have passed away in the tragic accident involving the Malaysian Airline plane over the Ukraine. They were traveling together to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Our sympathy goes out to Joep’s children, the families of Jacqueline and Joep, their friends and colleagues. For a full statement, please visit

AIID has been collaborating closely with AIGHD. Our deep condolances for the tragic event.