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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Sommer, Christoph (2017)
Discussion Paper, 21/2017
To “make standards work” for SMEs and sustainable development, the challenges and incentives for take-up of sustainability standards need to be better understood. The paper analyses five country case studies to identify drivers and constraints for standard adoption by SMEs and to derive policy advice.
Die Studie beleuchtet die Bestimmungsgründe für die Höhe und Struktur der deutschen EZ. Sie gibt einen Überblick über Entscheidungsprozesse und die damit verbundenen Prioritätensetzungen. Dabei werden die bilaterale und multilaterale EZ analysiert und die Akteure und Instrumente beleuchtet.
This paper analyses international engagement in Timor-Leste, focusing on the 2007 elections, the crisis of internal displacement, and the Security Sector Reform. It analyzes the impact of international support and sheds light upon key factors influencing its effectiveness.
The “Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC)” is regarded as an epitome of a polycentric world within the arena of international development cooperation. It is a valuable platform to spearhead reforms and contributes to implementing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
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".