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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Stepping, Katharina M.K. / Lilli Banholzer (2017)
Discussion Paper 26/2017
When it comes to environmental protection, the state plays a pivotal role. This paper investigates three key factors of a state: political regime type, state capacity and economic development. They matter individually and in combination in different ways than one might expect.
Matias, Denise Margaret (2017)
Discussion Paper 24/2017
Research on slow onset climate change events is increasing. However, most research is conducted by authors from and in the regions of North America and Europe despite negative effects of slow onset events already affecting developing countries.
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation initially included three main providers of South-South Cooperation: China, India and Brazil. Two years later they left, hurting the Partnership.This paper explores how they joined, why they left and suggests how they could return.
To “make standards work” for SMEs and sustainable development, the challenges and incentives for take-up of sustainability standards need to be better understood. The paper analyses five country case studies to identify drivers and constraints for standard adoption by SMEs and to derive policy advice.
Mueller, Benjamin / Alexandros Ragoussis (2016)
Discussion Paper 11/2016
How does ethnic minority migration affect patterns of international trade? In light of the ongoing global migration crisis we examines the literature and evidence concerning the effects ethnic minorities have on economic activity, and suggest implications/responses for policymakers.
What are the implications of a future TiSA agreement for developing countries? This paper highlights relevant issues in the negotiations and identifies potential risks to non-members, while arguing that TiSA can and should be more development-friendly to avoid deeper segregation of services markets
Mockshell, Jonathan / Josey Kamanda (2017)
Discussion Paper 16/2017
With the Sustainable Development Goals has come a renewed interest in achieving zero hunger, ending poverty and preventing natural resource degradation. Yet, there is a lively debate over pathways to agricultural sustainability. This paper unravels the debate and contributes to its resolution.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Pakistan. Using an analytical framework aimed to assess the quality of South-South Cooperation (SCC), this discussion paper examines to what extent China adheres to SSC principles in Pakistan.
This discussion paper illustrates how different forms of blockchain technology work. It discusses specific risks and potentials of the technology to offer financially underserved people access to basic financial services. A focus area is (international) payments.
The EU Migration Partnership Framework has caused controversy for its strong focus on EU interests and use of positive and negative incentives to ensure partner cooperation. This paper examines the politics, implementation and impact of the framework, and its lessons for future EU migration policy.