Briefing Paper (in German: Analysen und Stellungnahmen) are always four pages long and discuss ongoing and controversial issues in international relations. By including recommendations, the series primarily aims at policy makers, practitioners, and representatives of the (professional) media industry. Besides, the series is also open to everyone interested in developmental issues.
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Digital lending holds great potential for the availability of finance especially during recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This brief outlines how to address associated risks to guarantee a well-functioning and stable credit market (and financial system) that foster sustainable economic development.
Lehmann, Ina / Michael Siebert / Nicola Hanke / Maximilian Högl / Anna-Katharina Hornidge (2021)
Sustainable ocean governance is of vital importance for human development. And yet life in the ocean is strongly threatened by human economic activities. This Briefing Paper outlines the way forward for a sustainable blue economy that is inclusive of local stakeholders.
Der CO2-Grenzausgleichsmechanismus (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, CBAM) der Europäischen Union sollt bei der weiteren Ausbuchstabierung entwicklungsfreundlicher ausgestaltet werden. Der Fokus sollte dabei auf Ausnahmen für Entwicklungsländer und die Verwendung der CBAM-Einnahmen liegen.
This Briefing Paper outlines the key policy developments implicating the trade in essential goods during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic and draws out the implications for development policy and trade policy cooperation.
The EU has long struggled with conflicting objectives in the MENA region, especially liberal-democratic political and economic reforms, and restrictive trade practices, migration management, and security cooperation. Focussing cooperation on the social contract offers a way out of these dilemmas.
Wingens, Christopher / Paul Marschall / Eva Dick (2021)
Municipal development policy is growing in significance in Germany. Cities, districts and local authorities are working with numerous stakeholders to enhance their engagement in this field. The activities are being well received and having an impact in Germany and abroad.
Breuer, Anita / Julia Leininger / Saionara König-Reis (2021)
Achieving the SDGs requires the development of robust national-level accountability mechanisms. This Briefing Paper presents a cross-national overview and country examples on the role of National Human Rights Institutions in holding governments accountable in process of implementing the 2030 Agenda.
Breuer, Anita / Julia Leininger / Kirsten Brosbøl / Léna Belly-Le Guilloux / Bora Sefa (2021)
Achieving the ambitious SDGs requires the development of robust national-level accountability mechanisms. This Briefing Paper presents a cross-national overview and country examples on the role of parliaments in holding governments accountable in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
This Briefing Paper stresses the importance of enhancing knowledge on social and ecological effects of weather index microinsurance, and the need to develop a diverse set of climate risk management strategies for the poor including social protection mechanisms.