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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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.
Drought is increasing in severity, duration and spatial extent. The far-reaching impacts of droughts underscore the need for coordinated approaches. Overcoming the prevailing structure of a ‘reactive’ approach and a move towards a more ‘proactive’approach is crucial.
Müller, Birgit / Leigh Johnson / David Kreuer (2017)
Innovative insurance programmes are viewed as promising climate mitigation tools for developing countries. This briefing discusses their potential adverse effects on local agriculture and social-ecological systems and suggests principles for their design that aim to minimise risks of maladaptation.
Brandi, Clara / Adis Dzebo / Hannah Janetschek (2017)
This Briefing Paper presents key findings of a fine-grained analysis of how climate actions under the Paris Agreement contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and illustrates the co-benefits that can be attained through join and complementary implementation.
Martin-Shields, Charles / Benjamin Schraven / Steffen Angenendt (2017)
This Policy Brief addresses the complex relationship between economic development and migration, arguing that continued development aid in combination with effective migration policy is key to managing forced displacement and mixed migration in Africa.
Sebastian Paulo / Heiner Janus / Sarah Holzapfel (2017)
The paper analyses the trend of thematic allocation in development cooperation and illustrates which benefits and risks occur when donors increasingly allocate official development assistance primarily according to themes rather than countries.
Increasing access to digital technologies is making it easier for humanitarian and development agencies to support refugee processes. This Briefing Paper explains how development agencies can manage the risks and challenges that come with using new technologies in refugee contexts.
Bunk, Saida / Salvador Forquilha / Dominique Klawonn / Jonathan Krull / Alina Sennewald / Conrad Steinhilber / Juliane von Boeselager / Armin von Schiller (2017)
A mobilização de receitas é relevante para desenvolvimento numa perspectiva de governação ampla e não só do ponto de vista fiscal. Este artigo apresenta os resultados de um estudo focalizado em factores administrativos e sociopolíticos que afectam o desempenho da receita municipal em Moçambique.
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.