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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How can policynmakers anticipate future growth opportunities? We asssess various methodologies and highlight the to need to combine quantitative tools with qualitative techniques that allow to account for the possibility of disruptive structural change as well as societal preferences.
Brandi, Clara / Merran Hulse / Niels Keijzer (2017)
The fact that Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are once more at the centre of discussion on European co-operation with Africa is to be welcomed. Against this background, we examine four scenarios for the future of the EPAs.
Rodríguez de Francisco, Jean Carlo / Annabelle Houdret / Ines Dombrowsky (2017)
This policy brief analyses the challenges that Mongolia faces in the implementation of River Basin Management and provides suggestions on how to move its legal, financial and political implementation further.
Green bonds have been hailed as a key instrument of climate finance. They have, however, also a number of challenges. In order to address them and realise the potential of green bonds to finance sustainable development, it will be crucial to design an appropriate governance framework.
How is it possible to achieve SDG 2? The Briefing Paper highlights the important role of cash transfers in tackling food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa. However, to ensure people's sustainable graduation from food insecurity these schemes need to be part of a broader anti food insecurity strategy.
EU development policy at a crossroads? After more than ten years, the European Consensus for Development needs a new direction, and all the signs are pointing towards an overhaul of EU cooperation policy. This opportunity should be seized upon by the Commission and reform-minded member-states.
Eight years after its formation, the Group of 20 (G20) has consolidated its status as the power centre of global economic governance. In light of pressing challenges G20 leaders need to act as guardians of global well-being by supporting implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Putsches cause international actors to push for military withdrawal. Achieving this requires more than sanctions – designating parts of the military as cooperation partners, addressing structural challenges within the country and selecting context-appropriate tools to do so are also essential steps.