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 EU's approach to addressing migration from Africa is undermining development principles and relations with African partners, while failing to achieve results. This paper examines the limitations of the EU’s current approach and argues that more constructive engagement on migration is required.
Morin, Jean-Frédéric / Vera Chaudhuri / Mathilde Gauquelin (2018)
Briefing Paper 8/2018
Do trade deals boost environmental cooperation? This paper surveys 688 trade agreements and finds that many of them include commitments on policy dialogue, scientific cooperation and technical assistance. Yet, interviews reveal that only some of them are actually being implemented...
A substantial part of the EU’s multi-annual financial framework (MFF) is reserved for action beyond its borders. This briefing paper presents recommendations in relation to volume, themes, recipients and institutional architecture of development cooperation under the 2021-2027 MFF.
Furness, Mark / Julian Bergmann (2018)
Briefing Paper 6/2018
The proposal for a European Peace Facility (EPF) has the potential to provide a pragmatic and workable solution to the question of how the EU should finance peacebuilding in developing countries. The most promising model for the EPF is to set it up as a multi-donor trust fund.
Burchi, Francesco / Pasquale De Muro / Eszter Kollar (2018)
Briefing Paper 5/2018
Which are the specific forms of poverty a country should focus on? This Briefing Paper suggests using the Constitutional Approach, recently developed by DIE researchers with international scholars, to identify priority poverty targets based on norm-governed national institutions.
With the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) the EU defines not only the financial, but also the political priorities until 2030. The next MFF will therefore be a milestone for the EU’s implementation of the Agenda 2030. We make five proposals how the Agenda could be anchored within the MFF.
L’Objectif de Développement Durable 17 accorde une importance essentielle aux approches multi-acteurs pour l’atteinte des Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD). Cette analyse montre comment l'approche multi-acteur peut faire une contribution concrète au succès des reformes de la décentralisation.
Sustainable Development Goal 17 assigns an important role to multi-stakeholder approaches in the implementation of the SDGs. This briefing paper explores how the multi-stakeholderapproach can make a concrete contribution to the success of decentralisation reforms.
Dick, Eva / Anne Koch / Benjamin Schraven / Benjamin Etzold (2018)
Briefing Paper 1/2018
The global migration governance is in a period of transition. Although most cross-border migration and displacement takes place within regions of the Global South, the important contribution of regional organisations to the cooperation on migration and displacement is not sufficiently recognised.
Under the umbrella of Capacity Building in Support of Security and Development (CBSD), the EU seeks to enable the financing of training, equipment and infrastructure to military actors through EU budgetary resources. This paper discusses the risk of CBSD securitising EU development policy.