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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Kloke-Lesch, Adolf (2016)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 25 May 2016
In September 2015, the EU heads of state and government joined their colleagues from around the world to adopt the transformational project of the 2030 Agenda. The focus is now on putting it into practice.
Grävingholt, Jörn / Benjamin Schraven (2016)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 23 May 2016
The present demand for emergency assistance is almost unprecedented. Some 125 million people worldwide are currently dependent on emergency aid as a consequence of war, instability, inequality, natural disaster and resulting refugee crises. But the international humanitarian system itself is also in crisis, proving ineffective, inefficient and inequitable in the way it allocates aid and shares the burden of aid provision.
Richerzhagen, Carmen (2016)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 20 May 2016
The rapid loss of biodiversity can be traced back to human activity, and yet social scientists, who analyse the impact of human society on the environment, are under-represented in the field of biodiversity research.
Brandi, Clara / Steffen Bauer / Klaus Jacob (0)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 18 May 2016
The Bonn Climate Change Conference 2016 provides a first litmus test for the value of the Paris deal – will it prove as 'historic' as it has been heralded in the wake of the Paris conference or will it turn into another paper tiger of international law?
Janus, Heiner / Stephan Klingebiel (2016)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 09 May 2016
At the heart of the major development policy events of 2016 lies the question: how can development cooperation provide targeted support for achieving the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 2030 Agenda? A total of USD 132 billion was spent on official devel-opment assistance worldwide in 2015. While this fund-ing merely supplements other initiatives supporting the achievement of the SDGs in areas such as financial, trade and taxation policy, it still needs to be used as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Baumann, Max-Otto / Adolf Kloke-Lesch (2016)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 25 April 2016
“Transforming our world” – this is the guiding principle for the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It contains a new universal definition of development that should be used as a basis for re-visiting the underlying principles, tasks and global role of the UN development system.