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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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.
Griffith-Jones, Stephany / Samuel Leistner (2018)
Discussion Paper, 18/2018
This discussion paper examines how private capital can be mobilised for sustainable infrastructure, with particular reference to the newly created Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the New Development Bank (NDB), also known as the BRICS Bank.
Eger, Jens / Hannes Öhler / Alexandra Rudolph (2018)
Discussion Paper, 17/2018
The paper focuses on an important dimension of donors' aid allocations that has largely been neglected in the empirical literature: the need orientation of donors when deciding on the sectoral composition of their recipient country portfolios.
How can we assess impact in governance programmes? This publication provides an exemplary impact assessment of a decentralisation programme in Benin. It analyses whether and how support to citizen participation contributes to the quality of public services and local governance at local level.
Bohnet, Michael / Stephan Klingebiel / Paul Marschall (2018)
Discussion Paper, 15/2018
Die Struktur der deutschen öffentlichen Entwicklungsleistungen (ODA) ist im Umbruch. Es sind deutliche Veränderungen mit Blick auf Höhe, Umfang und Muster erkennbar. Dieser Beitrag skizziert die Trends im Detail, liefert kritische Reflexionen und gibt dazu mögliche strategische Interpretationen.
Humans are able to solve common pool resource problems according to interdisciplinary research. But does this apply to international relations also? This paper paper examines this question by comparing two major climate summits, thereby providing insights into how the Paris Agreement was negotiated.
Hilbrich, Sören / Jakob Schwab (2018)
Discussion Paper, 13/2018
The G20 as an important institution of global governance faces a legitimacy deficit, that can partially be addressed by increasing its accountability. In this paper, we analyse the accountability mechanisms that are employed by the G20 and discuss the challenges that the 2030 Agenda poses to them.
The text sums up the author’s insights as former staff member responsible for the Managing Global Governance (MGG) Programme, which is implemented by DIE. MGG has enhanced transnational knowledge cooperation for global sustainable development through capacity building, research and policy dialogue.