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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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.
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.
The EU needs to define the European Green Deal through its external policies in an integrated approach, through (1) bilateral cooperation relationships, (2) promoting coherence and addressing negative spillovers and (3) the EU’s global leadership in multilateral fora.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.