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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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Pakistan. Using an analytical framework aimed to assess the quality of South-South Cooperation (SCC), this discussion paper examines to what extent China adheres to SSC principles in Pakistan.
Martin-Shields, Charles P. (2017)
Discussion Paper, 30/2017
The relationship between state fragility and forced displacement provides an empirically rich space for new research. This Discussion Paper provides a review of how forced displacement is conceptualised, and proposes new directions for research on state fragility and forced displacement.
Lundsgaarde, Erik (2017)
Discussion Paper, 29/2017
As the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) enters the implementation phase, this paper reviews the features of this blended finance facility, outlines debates surrounding its establishment, and explores the fund’s prospects at country level with illustrations from Ghana and Senegal.
The EU Migration Partnership Framework has caused controversy for its strong focus on EU interests and use of positive and negative incentives to ensure partner cooperation. This paper examines the politics, implementation and impact of the framework, and its lessons for future EU migration policy.
Hahn, Tina / Georgeta Vidican-Auktor (2017)
Discussion Paper, 27/2017
We analyze the effectiveness of industrial policy in the Moroccan automotive industry. While low-value activities predominate, decision-makers take currently a more systemic approach, focused on fostering synergies, strengthening weak parts in the value chain and enhancing capabilities.
When it comes to environmental protection, the state plays a pivotal role. This paper investigates three key factors of a state: political regime type, state capacity and economic development. They matter individually and in combination in different ways than one might expect.
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation initially included three main providers of South-South Cooperation: China, India and Brazil. Two years later they left, hurting the Partnership.This paper explores how they joined, why they left and suggests how they could return.
Matias, Denise Margaret (2017)
Discussion Paper, 24/2017
Research on slow onset climate change events is increasing. However, most research is conducted by authors from and in the regions of North America and Europe despite negative effects of slow onset events already affecting developing countries.
Angesichts von Unterbeschäftigung, Armut und Massenflucht brauchen wir eine Arbeitsplatzoffensive für Afrika. Das für das BMZ verfasste Gutachten zeigt, wo Wirtschaftspolitik ansetzen müsste, um produktive Beschäftigung zu fördern und wie Entwicklungspolitik dieses unterstützen kann.
Im Fokus des Papier steht die Rolle des Freihandelsregimes für die Ausgestaltung von Umweltpolitiken, die Folgen des Regulierungswettbewerbs für das Niveau von Umweltschutzregulierungen und das Verlagerungsproblem im Kontext des internationalen Handels.