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Peltzer, Roger / Daniela Röttger (2013)
Discussion Paper 4/2013
This paper discusses the efficiency of different cotton sector organization models in seven countries of Sub-Saharan Africa such as their capacity to stabilize purchase prices for farmers, their ability to combine cotton and food crop production and to guarantee social and ecological sustainability.
Zulueta-Fülscher, Kimana (2013)
Discussion Paper 1/2013
The article thematises the growing literature on both fragility and the effectiveness of democracy support, with a special focus on the quantitative literature. Its novelty lies in its contribution to draw links between these different bodies of literature.
How much EU aid should go to middle-income countries? What implications does the changing geography of poverty have for the EU’s effort to contribute to eliminating global poverty? And what challenges is the EU facing when seeking new forms of cooperation with more advanced developing countries?