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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Müller, Corinna / Christiane Ströh de Martínez / Michael Brüntrup (2017)
The mechanisation of agricultural production is a top priority in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper discusses the essential requirements of successful agricultural mechanisation: target groups, direct and indirect effects, ownership models, accompanying measures and support, and particularly finance.
This policy brief scrutinises the particular challenges that international actors confront during a negotiation process. Peacebuilding success not only depends on the effective negotiation of peace agreements, but on how negotiations fare during the implementation of peacebuilding on the ground.
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.
Scheumann, Waltina / Annabelle Houdret / Michael Brüntrup (2017)
Can public-private partnerships in irrigation improve food security in Africa? Our briefing paper argues that it is possible if partnerships go beyond irrigation, farmers are organized and supported, and governments secure stable conditions especially for land and water use and protect public goods.
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.
The European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) is a central part of the EU’s engagement in the area of migration policy. The paper reviews what the EUTF has achieved since it was established at the Valletta Summit in Malta in November 2015.
Recurring violence haunts many countries that have experienced a civil war. What types of international support do they receive and what are their chances to sustain peace? This briefing paper analyses new data on peacebuilding efforts in 29 countries that have experienced a civil war.
The EU's focus on cooperation with China, China's growing engagement with Africa, and African countries' climate commitments under the Paris Agreement open new opportunities for trilateral cooperation. This paper argues that initial cooperation could focus on supporting renewable energy development.
This Briefing Paper analyses the opportunities and challenges of applying results-based approaches in the agricultural sector. We review three pilot projects and apply the five rural worlds concept by the OECD to analyse targeting in the pilot programmes and interlinkages between population groups.