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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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.
Beierl, Stefan / Francesco Burchi / Christoph Strupat (2017)
Discussion Paper 15/2017
The report provides a qualitative assessment of the Economic Empowerment Project conducted by GIZ in Malawi. Our qualitative findings highlight the importance of providing poor households with a one-shot lump-sum transfer and basic financial/business training that support their income generation and diversification.
This discussion paper examines the role of ‘enabling environments’ for mobilizing resources needed for implementing the 2030 Agenda. It argues that generating additional resources depends on the prevalence of good governance and presence of effective institutions.
Kappel, Robert / Birte Pfeiffer / Helmut Reisen (2017)
Discussion Paper 13/2017
How can the G20 Initiative “Compact with Africa” promote long-term investment in Africa? What is the potential role of institutional assets for infrastructure investment in Africa? Which preconditions are necessary to ensure that private investment drives structural change in Africa?
This discussion paper investigates how climate-related human mobility was included under the UNFCCC in two categories: adaptation and loss and damage. It reviews the role of research and analyses the loss and damage negotiations that led to the specific mandate of "addressing displacement".
Houdret, Annabelle / Astrid Harnisch (2017)
Discussion Paper 11/2017
Current decentralisation reform in Morocco could support political liberalisation. But political economy, institutional capacities and citizen participation need to improve to make it work. A. Houdret and A. Harnisch point to key challenges in their DIE Discussion Paper.
Mahn Jones, Timo Casjen (2017)
Discussion Paper 10/2017
The contribution and accountability of development cooperation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda are not clearly delineated. Going forward, this paper therefore proposes a fundamental rethink of the “mutual accountability” principle towards collective and interlinked accountability.
Camacho, Luis A. / Merle Kreibaum (2017)
Discussion Paper 9/2017
This paper provides an overview of the evidence on the impact of cash-based interventions (CBIs) on immediate, underlying, and basic causes of food and nutrition security. In particular, their high flexibility to contexts and needs and their ability to link short and long-term outcomes underline that CBIs should be part of every response analysis.
Weigel, Moritz / Alexander Demissie (2017)
Discussion Paper 8/2017
New climate commitments by African Countries, a new EU strategy on China, and China's growing engagement in South-South cooperation open new opportunities for trilateral cooperation. This Discussion Paper argues in favor piloting EU-China-Africa trilateral cooperation to address climate change.
We investigate the effects of aid fragmentation and alignment with the recipient country on infant mortality at the sub-national level within Cambodia. Our results indicate that programme-based approaches led to positive effects in terms of an improved health situation in the Cambodian provinces.