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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The United Nations Development System must improve and expand its assistance for middle-income countries to put the 2030 Agenda in practice, in particular by aligning to MIC policy processes, providing high-quality support and making financing a priority.
El Sistema de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo debe mejorar su colaboración con los países de renta media en la implementación de la Agenda 2030, específicamente a través del alineamiento a los procesos nacionales, la calidad de la asistencia y el apoyo al financiamiento.
Boltz, Frederick / Will R. Turner / Frank Wugt Larsen / Imme Scholz / Alejandro Guarin (2013)
Briefing Paper 4/2013
The post-2015 global development agenda should build on sustainable development goals which integrate environmental, social and economic concerns. This is a complex but worthwhile endeavour, as oversimplified goals will not be fit to the task at hand.
Private foundations are considered to add value in development cooperation by providing additional financing and supporting innovations in practice. This brief identifies areas where OECD-DAC donors and foundations can work to foster complementary action.
The OECD's Development Assistance Committee is the only international organisation that regularly reviews it's members' development cooperation policies and systems. The reviews are critrical and constructive and have proved their worth as an instrument of quality assurance and collective learning.
Keijzer, Niels / Brecht Lein / Mario Negre / Nicola Tissi (2013)
Briefing Paper 11/2013
The Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA), which governs relations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group and the European Union (EU), will expire in the year 2020. This Briefing Paper analyses European perceptions on the past, present and future of this cooperation partnership.
Bohnet, Michael / Stephan Klingebiel / Paul Marschall (2018)
Briefing Paper 16/2018
The structure of German Official Development Assistance (ODA) is in a state of transition. Significant changes can be seen with regard to amount, scope and pattern. This article outlines the trends, provides critical reflections, offers strategic interpretations and puts forth recommendations.