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 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.
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.
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.
A multilateral investment agreement is not the right instrument to for solving the deficiencies of the current international investment regime. Instead, negotiations on the regional level are more promising, but need an accompanying coordination process on the global level.
Indonesia committed to reduce its emissions significantly and announced to develop a domestic carbon market. Since land-based emissions are key to Indonesia’s climate goals the development of incentives and sanctions that promote climate friendly land-use practices are crucial, argues Jonas Hein.
Furness, Mark / Heiner Janus / Stephan Klingebiel (2013)
The post-2015 global development framework provides an opportunity to reconsider the European Union’s potential role as a global actor for the coming decades. The EU should aspire to fulfil a post-2015 role that goes beyond traditional development assistance.
This briefing paper explores international commitment to achieving universal access to modern energy services by 2030. It highlights the need to move beyond equating energy access with grid connection and consider the wider context and constraints within which energy access initiatives are pursued.
On 27 February the European Commission presented a proposal for a joint European Union position for a post-2015 framework on global development. This Briefing Paper analyses the EU's engagement in three past international negotiations and presents five lessons learned.