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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.
Can services exports become the vehicle for African development in the 21st century, the way manufacturing exports were the vehicle for 20th-century East Asia? The growth of Kenya’s online work sector hints that this is possible.
China is upgrading its foreign policy by activily participating in global goverance. Its funding to the UN development system has risen rapidly since 2008 and even accelerated in 2013. This paper focuses on China’s engagement with the UNDS, specifically Chinese funding and allocation decisions.
China’s position as the biggest garment exporter is threatened by rising wages. This study shows 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.
Fischer, Roger A. (2019)
Discussion Paper, 18/2019
Excessive current account imbalances accumulate because the global economy cannot effectively transform funds into consumption and productive investment. The G20 is well placed to foster international coordination to reduce global imbalances. To do so its current procedures need to be reformed.