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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Strupat, Christoph (2021)
Discussion Paper, 33/2021
Social protection programmes and their adaptation in times of the COVID-19 pandemic can be beneficial for social cohesion. Policy-makers aiming to preserve social cohesion should consider the expansion and adaption of social protection schemes in times of large covariate shocks.
Altenburg, Tilman / Clara Brandi / Anna Pegels / Andreas Stamm / Kasper Vrolijk / Tina Zintl (2021)
Discussion Paper, 32/2021
We explore to what extent COVID-19 affects the long-term prospects of latecomer industrialisation. While short-term impacts have been severe, structural effects will be small. The pandemic may, however, accelerate some pre-COVID trends, e.g. towards platform economies.
Leininger, Julia / Francesco Burchi / Charlotte Fiedler / Karina Mross / Daniel Nowack / Armin von Schiller / Christoph Sommer / Christoph Strupat / Sebastian Ziaja (2021)
Discussion Paper, 31/2021
The paper offers a definition of social cohesion that is broad enough to cover the essentials holding societies together while keeping it lean enough to analyse the causes and consequences of social cohesion. Methodologically, we provide an application of our concept to the African context.
This paper draws concepts from economics, sociology and political science and identifies the four different types of resources represented in three different scenarios of a sustainable future – the SDG-aligned scenarios - that can help governance be conducive to transformation to sustainability.
Against the backdrop of the great plurality of existing definitions of social investment, this paper provides an overview on definitions followed by market participants, describes the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities as potential standard, and discusses implications for development policy.
Development assistance often fails to achieve institutional change. New political and adaptive approaches to development assistance show more promise. The discussion paper shows for which problems, in which contexts and which outcomes this may be the case.
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.