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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Grimm, Sven / Mareike Magdalena Gensch / Johanna Hauf / Julia Prenzel / Nitja Rehani / Sarah Senz / Olivier Vogel (2018)
Discussion Paper 19/2018
The interface between research and policy-making is gaining relevance, as complexities in global challenges increase. This paper explores the science-policy-interface in South Africa, based on more than 100 interviews. It examines the incentives and provides recommendations for academia and policy-makers.
Griffith-Jones, Stephany / Samuel Leistner (2018)
Discussion Paper 18/2018
This discussion paper examines how private capital can be mobilised for sustainable infrastructure, with particular reference to the newly created Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the New Development Bank (NDB), also known as the BRICS Bank.
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.
How can we assess impact in governance programmes? This publication provides an exemplary impact assessment of a decentralisation programme in Benin. It analyses whether and how support to citizen participation contributes to the quality of public services and local governance at local level.
Eger, Jens / Hannes Öhler / Alexandra Rudolph (2018)
Discussion Paper 17/2018
The paper focuses on an important dimension of donors' aid allocations that has largely been neglected in the empirical literature: the need orientation of donors when deciding on the sectoral composition of their recipient country portfolios.