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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.
Carlitz, Ruth / Sebastian Ziaja (2021)
Discussion Paper, 17/2021
Aid fragmentation is condemned for causing gridlock and worse - though recent studies suggest benefits. To reconcile mixed findings, we identify conditioning effects: (1) whether aid focuses on improving outcomes or processes and (2) whether fragmentation occurs at national or local level.
Bante, Jana / Felix Helmig / Lara Prasad / Lea Deborah Scheu / Jean Christoph Seipel / Helge Senkpiel / Markus Geray / Armin von Schiller / David Sebudubudu / Sebastian Ziaja (2021)
Discussion Paper, 16/2021
Botswana increasingly employs electronic government to manage state-citizen relations. Based on an experiment and a survey in the country’s capital, we examine how citizen perceive such digitalisation and what it means for democracy.
This paper shows how the United Nations (UN) has tried to mainstream support for South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC). It provides a scorecard of UN entities and identifies key factors that condition the heterogeneous and increasingly controversial trajectory of SSTC at the UN.
Domínguez, J. Carlos (2021)
Discussion Paper, 14/2021
The analysis interlinks long-term life trajectories of MGG network members with their experiences of the MGG Academy. It shows how individual identities intersect with a collective sense of belonging to the program and to the network.
Stender, Frederik / Tim Vogel (2021)
Discussion Paper, 13/2021
Regional tariff commitments have successfully reduced intra-African applied tariffs but they also sharply reduced the tariff policy space within Africa. Has this come at the expense of the prevalence of non-tariff measures? What are the implications for the AfCFTA?
Vidican Auktor, Georgeta / Markus Loewe (2021)
Discussion Paper, 12/2021
Budgetary constraints forced Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia to reduce energy and food subsidy after 2010 but they applied different strategies, thereby transforming their existing, quite akin social contracts into different new ones delivering more protection, provision or participation for citizens.
Leininger, Julia / Christoph Strupat / Yonas Adeto / Abebe Shimeles / Wilson Wasike (2021)
Discussion Paper, 11/2021
Direct and indirect effects' of the Covid-19 pandemic on the prospects of structural transformation in Africa are at the core of this study. It is comprehensive and identifies patterns of country groups. Social cohesion matters for effective policy responses and longer-term sustainable development.
Pegels, Anna / Stefanie Heyer / David Ohlig / Felix Kurz / Lena Laux / Prescott Morley (2021)
Discussion Paper, 10/2021
¿Cómo se puede crear un sistema de reciclaje en los países en desarrollo que sea sostenible en su dimensión social, medioambiental y económica? Nuestra investigación sintetiza las ideas y las expectativas de diversos actores del sector del reciclaje en el área metropolitana de Buenos Aires.
Development practitioners learn, their organisations not so much. In this paper, Pablo Yanguas finds little evidence for the “learning hypothesis” that knowledge makes development agencies more effective. As we near 2030, the role of M&E, research, and adaptive approaches may need to be reassessed.