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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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.
Breuer, Anita / Laura Blomenkemper / Stefan Kliesch / Franziska Salzer / Manuel Schädler / Valentin Schweinfurth / Stephen Virchow (2017)
Discussion Paper, 6/2017
Based on an in-depth analysis of the state of decentralisation and accountability structures in local governance, this study provides recommendations for a context sensitive design of an ICT-supported citizen participation platform implemented by KfW in Togo.
We argue that global challenges for economic development in the 21st century call for a revitalization of the debate on the role of the state in social and economic transformation, stressing the need for inclusive state-society alliances oriented towards promoting growth within planetary boundaries.
In 2016 the EU and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States intensified preparations for the upcoming negotiations on the arrangement for their relations after the Cotonou Agreement expires in 2020. This paper assesses the legal and political implications of the upcoming post-Cotonou negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements.