The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has three independent publication series: Briefing Paper (in German: “Analysen und Stellungnahmen“), Studies, and Discussion Paper. From time to time, research fellows also have the possibility to publish their research findings in one of the DIE publication series.
Every Monday, the DIE comments on the latest trends and issues in international development policy by its Current Column.
Duguma, Mesay K. / Michael Brüntrup / Daniel Tsegai (2017)
Droughts in developing countries have multi-faceted negative implications for the vulnerable population, in particular for food insecurity. Drought policies need to be pro-active, inter-sectorial, adaptable and bottom-up. The study analyses the policies of Ethiopia and Kenya.
Chan, Sander / Thomas Hale / Angel Hsu / Friederike Eichhorn / Ann Gardiner / Brendan Guy (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 16 November 2017
The first Yearbook of Climate Action shows that effective climate action by could make significant contributions to narrowing the global emissions gap, adapting to climate change, and demonstrating to governments that higher ambition is desirable and doable. Key challenges of inclusion and scope remain, creating an urgent need to invest in scaling up climate action in 2018.
Bauer, Steffen (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 15 November 2017
Two years after adopting the Paris Agreement in 2015, the UN Climate Change Conference reconvenes in Bonn for COP23 to advice the agreement's implementation. They seek to find ways of increasing their nationally determined contributions in the short term without losing sight of national and international development goals in the process.
Brüntrup, Michael / Daniel Tsegai (2017)
Briefing Paper 23/2017
Drought is increasing in severity, duration and spatial extent. The far-reaching impacts of droughts underscore the need for coordinated approaches. Overcoming the prevailing structure of a ‘reactive’ approach and a move towards a more ‘proactive’approach is crucial.
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation initially included three main providers of South-South Cooperation: China, India and Brazil. Two years later they left, hurting the Partnership.This paper explores how they joined, why they left and suggests how they could return.
Müller, Birgit / Leigh Johnson / David Kreuer (2017)
Briefing Paper 22/2017
Innovative insurance programmes are viewed as promising climate mitigation tools for developing countries. This briefing discusses their potential adverse effects on local agriculture and social-ecological systems and suggests principles for their design that aim to minimise risks of maladaptation.
Against the rise of agricultural corridor initiatives in Sub-Sahara Africa, this report analyses the potentials and pitfalls of older spatial development initiatives. It shows that spatial approaches are very difficult to get right. Yet, there is potential to learn from the past.