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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Funk, Evelyn / Lisa Groß / Julia Leininger / Armin von Schiller (2018)
Discussion Paper, 28/2018
How can we assess impact in governance programs? This publication presents lessons learnt on how to conduct impact-oriented accompanying research succesfully. The focus is on governance interventions but the lessons can also be applied to other development interventions.
To be effective, democracy support faces the challenge of taking the cultural context of partner countries into account. This discussion paper investigates how values and attitudes in Malawi influenced the effectiveness of democracy support in the reform of its term limit and its family law.
What role do cultural values play in democracy support? Western donors promote liberal values in recipient countries as part of their governance programmes, but these may clash with local values and attitudes. We explore how (mis)matching values mediate the effectiveness of democracy support.
This paper identifies promising export sectors for Egypt and Tunisia using a variant of the Product Space approach. Results indicate sectors as close as possible to the countries’ current level of productive capabilities with some degree of complexity and ability for average-quality job retention.
This paper analyses the engagement of the Visegrad countries in EU-Africa relations, with a key focus on four main issues: the post-Cotonou mandate negotiations, the southern dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy, the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and the European Development Fund.
This study empirically analyses the push- and pull factors of different types of capital flows to emerging market and developing economies, with a particular focus on the role of economic policy uncertainty and global liquidity.
Baydag, Rena Melis / Stephan Klingebiel / Paul Marschall (2018)
Discussion Paper, 22/2018
Partner country selection is one of the key elements of development policy. Here, approaches of selected OECD member countries during the last years, their principles in development policy making and how their approach is reflected in the formula applied, are analysed.
The inclusion of actors from the private sector is a central challenge in development co-operation. This study investigates how multi-actor partnerships and multi-stakeholder networks can provide a supporting structure in this regard.
Scheumann, Waltina / George Phiri (2018)
Discussion Paper, 20/2018
The study analyses coordination issues. It argues that cross-sectoral coordination is not the only governance issue to be solved to harmonise land and water-intensive development plans. Key are land tenure changes and the water allocation regime vis-a-vis traditional governance institutions.
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.