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This paper analyses how the EU and its member states link the short-term recovery to the pandemic with longer-term socio-ecological transformations in their development policies. It discusses the implications this challenging task has had on the dynamics between the EU and member states.
Are the governance mechanisms for land and water in Ethiopia effective in managing the WEF nexus interdependencies? We assess the conditions that affect coordination for policy coherence in achieving the 2030 Agenda.
Hagos, Samuel Zewdie (2021)
Discussion Paper, 25/2021
The study sheds light on the evolution of the interethnic tensions between host communities and refugees as a function of past and present refugee integration practices and depending on diverse levels of centralisation using the Gambella region of Ethiopia as a case study.
Knowledge networks consisting of alumni have a special potential to engage in collaborative work and create a wider impact in society. This paper recommends five elements that support unfolding this transformative potential through strategic alumni work.
Berger, Axel / Ali Dadkhah / Zoryana Olekseyuk (2021)
Discussion Paper, 23/2021
We introduce a new and unique dataset for measuring the adoption of investment facilitation measures. The Investment Facilitation Index covers 117 individual measures and maps their adoption for 86 countries, providing valuable insights for the current negotiations at the WTO.
What is “Team Europe”? How does it affect the European Union’s development policy? This paper analyses the European Union’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and explores ist evolving motivations, priorities and current approaches to development cooperation under the “Team Europe” label.
Binkert, Eva / Merlin Flaig / Lukas Frucht et al. (2021)
Discussion Paper, 21/2021
This study examines the policy of refugee integration, in particular the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, in Ethiopia with a special focus on local governments. It analyses their role and capability in order to identify both challenges and opportunities to facilitate this process.
Lundsgaarde, Erik (2021)
Discussion Paper, 20/2021
The EU is an increasingly important funding source for UN development organisations. This paper outlines the priorities and modes of cooperation in the EU-UNDP partnership. It discusses the respective profiles of EU and members as funders and identifies perceived advantages of UNDP as a partner.
Stamm, Andreas / Christoph Strupat / Anna-Katharina Hornidge (2021)
Discussion Paper, 19/2021
The global COVID-19 vaccination process calls for decisive, coordinated and forward-looking action. We propose short- and long-term actions and emphasise that activities should not only focus on short-term management, but on building long-term structures to prepare for future pandemics.
Dafe, Florence / Radha Upadhyaya / Christoph Sommer (2021)
Discussion Paper, 18/2021
Creating more decent jobs is crucial for a new social contract and social cohesion. While extant research has focused on the role of states and businesses in shaping employment relations, we analyse the role of finance, in particular patient capital, for the quality and quantity of jobs in Kenya.