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Fiedler, Charlotte / Karina Mross / Yonas Adaye Adeto (2021)
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected armed conflict and political violence within countries? Focusing on Africa, this policy brief analyses the immediate and long-term implications of the pandemic on conflict and reflects on its implications for international peacebuilding efforts.
To close the gap between humanitarian needs and available funding, the European Union should develop a long-term strategy as to how to engage with China on humanitarian matters. This paper suggests focusing the dialogue on the food security sector and anticipatory humanitarian aid.
Yousefi, Ali / Christian Knieper / Claudia Pahl-Wostl (2021)
رودخانه زایندهرود، یکی از رودهای اصلی ایران است که از کمبود شدید آب ناشی از رقابت بین کاربران مختلف آب رنج میبرد. غلبه بر سلطه مدیریت آب عرضهگرا، تقویت شفافیت و حاکمیت مشترکِ بیشتر، به رفع بحران آب کمک میکند.
Lehmann, Ina / Jean Carlo Rodríguez / Anna Spenceley (2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic is deeply intertwined with the global biodiversity crisis. The paper considers the pandemic’s economic implications for protected and other conserved areas in the Global South, and ramifications for tourism and wildlife trade, which are closely related to these areas.
Tapping climate finance for social protection through the Financial Mechanisms of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement can help countries increase their capacities to tackle the social and intangible costs of climate change.
Ten years after the Tunisian Revolution, democratic politics are in flux. Despite regular rounds of free and fair elections, persistent political infighting, entrenched structural inequalities and widespread perceptions of corruption have posed real challenges to meaningful and popular democracy.
There is a need for greater transparency of the United Nation’s (UN) development work at the country level. Existing transparency arrangements in many cases fall short of creating a practically meaningful degree of transparency at the level of projects.
With inequality reduction now being officially and broadly recognised as a key development objective, simple, economical and quick methodologies to assess focus on this area are needed. The methodology presented herein allows to roughly assess potential impacts on inequality in such a fashion.
Urgently needed climate policies have not been yet sufficiently implemented due to their perceived negative social outcomes and their low public acceptability. Recent evidence from developing countries shows that climate and social goals are not mutually exclusive with appropriate policy mixes.