Annual Report 2015-2016: Building bridges between research and practice
Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
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Jahresbericht 2015-2016: Brücken bauen zwischen Theorie und Praxis
We live in turbulent times. The synchronicity of asynchronicities has become a global reality. This is also reflected in the Annual Report 2015 – 2016 of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). 2015 saw us hopefully following developments with the ground-breaking accords concluded by the international community: the ambitious global Sustainable Development Goals adopted as part of Agenda 2030, the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the international community to a climate-neutral development pathway, and the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa. By contrast, 2016 proved to be a year of crisis for Europe and the West as a whole: Brexit, the EU’s near existential crisis, and the momentum of right-wing populist, authoritarian and nationalistic movements. We were and are now more than ever called upon to work in global research, consulting and training partnerships to promote democracy, scientific freedom and transnational solutions to global challenges.
The Annual Report 2015 – 2016 of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) provides you with insights into selected research activities and topic areas of the Institute such as the growing relevance of transformative policies, the development policy challenges presented by displacement and refugee movements, and opportunities shape political processes.