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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Never, Babette / Jose Ramon Albert / Hanna Fuhrmann / Sebastian Gsell / Miguel Jaramillo / Sascha Kuhn / Bernardin Senadza (2020)
Discussion Paper, 13/2020
Changing consumption patterns of the emerging middle classes imply more carbon emissions. This paper explains how big the problem is, what drives it and which sustainable behaviours already exist. Being global middle class may be more important for climate change than country of origin.
How can transnational cooperation be more successful in times of rapid global changes? This discussion paper discusses central assumptions from global governance research on transnational cooperation and explores the Arctic Council as a case of success.
The paper takes stock of the European development finance landscape and the EIB’s role as part of this landscape. It looks at the interactions between different European development stakeholders and assesses the proposed reform and its potential impact on European development policy.
How can France and Germany develop a vision for an improved collaboration towards the 2030 agenda for sustainable development? This paper compares the French and German development systems to identify barriers and opportunities for a closer cooperation with partner countries.
What leeway is there for Socially Responsible Public Procurement (SRPP) in Germany and Kenya? In both countries public procurement is influenced by a multi-level regulatory framework. Analysing it generates insights and policy considerations on how to overcome the implementation gap for SRPP.
Müngersdorff, Maximilian / Tim Stoffel (2020)
Discussion Paper, 8/2020
German municipalities do not sufficiently use their purchasing power to contribute to socially responsible public procurement (SRPP). We identified success factors and their triggers that support SRPP implementation in German municipalities and thus, their contribution to SDG 12 of the Agenda 2030.
Stender, Frederik / Axel Berger / Clara Brandi / Jakob Schwab (2020)
Discussion Paper, 7/2020
This paper provides first ex-post empirical evidence on the effects of provisionally applied Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) on trade flows between the European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) group of countries.
Nowack, Daniel / Sophia Schoderer (2020)
Discussion Paper, 6/2020
Values are seen as crucial for social cohesion. This discussion paper clarifies this link through a theoretical explication and an empirical exploration. We review the theory, discuss evidence, and provide an exploration of how values influence social and institutional trust.
In recent years, the G7 and G20 have placed increasing emphasis on gender equality. This report provides a systematic account of the objectives that both institutions have set out in this area and examines the degree to which these goals have been implemented in Germany.
Disse, Sabrina / Christoph Sommer (2020)
Discussion Paper, 4/2020
Digitalisation is often seen as game changer in finance. This paper reviews and discusses the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation and tech-enabled alternative financing instruments for SMEs. It contrasts the hype around digital finance with actual market developments and trends in Africa.