Every Monday, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) comments on the latest issues and trends of international development policy by its Current Column. The column is intended for politically interested readers who want to get a brief overview on the state of German and international development policy.
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Hackenesch, Christine / Julia Leininger / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 17 July 2017
Africa has been a key priority of Germany’s G20 presidency. Can the G20’s priorities as outlined in the Communiqué make a difference for Africa’s global representation and its sustainable development? This edition of The current Column looks at where cooperation between G20 and Africa is making progress.
Berger, Axel (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 10 July 2017
At the G20’s Hamburg Summit an unruly US president questioned a number of common positions that had already been adopted by the G20 in previous years, the communiqué entails a number of encouraging commitments that did not at all seem possible just a couple of days ago.
Martin-Shields. Charles (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 03 July 2017
governments recognized the importance of development as a means to mitigate high-risk migration and flight, but development solutions will need to go beyond short-term job creation and bilateral labour migration programmes, and address the political and social issues that force people to leave their home countries.
Kloke-Lesch, Adolf (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 29 May 2017
A tragedy is looming. While the German Government and federal state governments are beginning to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the political parties behind them appear conspicuously unconcerned and are lagging perceptibly behind the dynamics in business and society.
Wolff, Peter (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 15 May 2017
Last weekend saw Chinese President Xi Jinping welcome guests to Beijing for a major Silk Road forum. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a central element of Chinese globalisation strategy and Xi‘s reputation is closely tied to the initiative. Under its aegis the plan is to establish a network of transport, energy and communications through Asia to Europe and Africa. Doubts about BRI have recently been increasing.