Discussion Paper are short research papers which are directed at different research target groups. These papers deal in general with concrete and stringently collected topics. They often discuss interim findings on research projects, theses, evaluation and political reports. Discussion Paper can be downloaded for free on the website of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) or ordered at a price of € 6.00. Please contact our publication department by mail or e-mail.
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China’s position as the biggest garment exporter is threatened by rising wages. This study shos that some production is indeed relocated to lower cost countries, but only a small fraction goes to Africa. In parallel, automation technology evolves, but is too expensive to radically substitute labour.
Aleksandrova, Mariya (2019)
Discussion Paper, 16/2019
What is the potential for social protection to tackle climate risks? This discussion paper derives recommendations for advanced research and policy agenda on social protection and climate change with a specific focus on lessening loss and damage from slow onset events and addressing residual risks.
This study conceives water as a global common and argues that addressing the current crisis needs a global governance approach to complement national and regional policies. A global water governance regime could be based on the improved interplay of the existing elements and include two innovations.
Integrated implementation of the 2030 Agenda will require institutional reform. To identify causes of reform blockades and enablers of innovation this study analyses how political and economic context factors influence countries’ institutional design choices when it comes to SDG-governance.
Funk, Evelyn / Lisa Groß / Julia Leininger / Armin von Schiller (2019)
Discussion Paper, 13/2019
Wie kann die Wirkung von Governance-Programmen erfolgreich analysiert werden? In der vorliegenden Publikation dokumentieren die Autor/innen praxisorientierte und verallgemeinerbare Erkenntnisse über die Durchführung rigoroser Wirkungsanalysen in entwicklungspolitischen Governance-Programmen.
Martin-Shields, Charles P. / Sonia Camacho / Rodrigo Taborda / Constantin Ruhe (2019)
Discussion Paper, 12/2019
This paper explores how access to digital technology (ICTs) differs between long-term residents and urban migrants in Bogota. Our data indicates that while migrants initially have lower access to ICTs, over time they become more likely than long-term residents to gain ICT and internet access.
This paper examines how the EU’s current engagement on migration in Africa is impacting on African ambitions to establish free movement regimes. It focuses first on the continental level, and then looks at two regional economic communities: IGAD in the Horn of Africa and ECOWAS in West Africa.
Kaplan, Lennart C. / Jana Kuhnt / Katharina Richert / Sebastian Vollmer (2019)
Discussion Paper, 10/2019
Which factors determine the uptake of development interventions? Based on the psychological Theory of Planned Behaviour, this paper identifies personal attitudes, subjective norms, the perceived ease of performing the behaviour and the implementers' identity as crucial determinants.
Why do people leave their homes? This seemingly easy question requires a more complex answer. This structured overview of migration determinants discusses their importance for different forms of migration and subsequently helps to identify gaps for further research.
Despite the continued high-level commitment to French-German cooperation in development, bilateral cooperation so far remains rather opportunity- than strategy-driven. This Discussion Paper seeks to analyse the main obstacles and how these play out in practice.