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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Brandi, Clara / Birgit Schmitz (2015)
Discussion Paper, 13/2015
Trade finance can be an important driver for international trade. We analyse a panel data set on export credit insurance and trade flows for 215 destinations for the period 2005-2013 and find that imports to developing countries are heavily supported by a higher flow of trade credit insurance.
Die 2030-Agenda ist ein Meilenstein auf dem Weg zu einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung. Sie fordert von den deutschen Bundesländern ihre Nachhaltigkeits- und Entwicklungspolitik besser zu verzahnen und im Rahmen der internationalen Zusammenarbeit neu auszurichten, um menschliches Wohlergehen zu sichern.
Public works programmes are becoming increasingly popular in international development cooperation. Still we know very little about long-terms effects of such programmes on employment. This paper addresses this gab and reviews existing evidence from 16 programmes throughout the developing world.
Micro and small enterprises (MSE) account for the bulk of employment in low and middle income countries, yet, only few of them grow. This paper analyses under which conditions MSEs drive job creation and improvements in job quality, and presents policy recommendations to assist their growth.
Public works programmes are becoming increasingly popular in developing countries. Still we know very little about the long-terms effects of the infrastructure created in such programmes. This paper addresses this gab using data from the Indian National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
Demand-based growth models worry that secular stagnation in advanced countries reduces developing country growth, via lower exports. Relaxing assumptions and emphasizing cumulative causation forces from domestic-demand growth and relative price effects indicates how the South can maintain growth.
Loewe, Markus / Nicole Rippin (eds.) (2015)
Discussion Paper, 7/2015
The United Nations have a new agenda for development until 2030. But the list of indicators that they will use for measuring progress towards the goals of the agenda has not been finalised yet. DIE experts have prepared comments on all goals and the indicators that are currently under discussion.
Fiedler, Charlotte (2015)
Discussion Paper, 6/2015
Can international actors influence the peace and democratization process in a country? And what explains whether they are able to do so or not? This paper investigates under which conditions external engagement contributed to stability and democracy in Kenya and Kyrgyzstan.
Does the construction of dam projects as a tactic to counter the dominance of hegemonic powers in transboundary rivers lead to a more equitable order for sharing water and benefits? The paper examines this question using the case of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
This paper analyses and compares three ongoing Results-based Aid programmes in Tanzania that support government reforms in the water, education adn decentralisation sectors. These three programmes are implemented in the context of the government's Big Results Now programme.