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Strupat, Christoph (2016)
Discussion Paper, 16/2016
This study empirically investigates whether the National Health Insurance Scheme affects child labour in Ghana. The findings suggest that the insurance scheme has a negative impact on out-of-pocket payments for health purposes which is accompanied by a substantial reduction of child labor incidence
Schützhofer, Timm B. (2016)
Discussion Paper, 15/2016
Resource revenues are often regarded as a major cause of states' lacking ability to tax. Can these revenues also lead to an opposite development? This paper analyses the dynamics that made possible increases in Ecuador's non resource based tax revenues in times of high resource revenues.
Once again, a process of reforming the UN Development System is underway in New York. Member States agree on the need for a more efficient and coherent system, but the challenge is reconciling the different political interests of developing and industrialized states in building the UN they need.
This paper analyses the past and present efforts by the German government at the federal level and its 16 federal states to contribute towards ongoing academic and policy debates on translating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into action.
This paper targets the water-energy nexus in India's wastewater sector. It identifies existing drivers and barriers to the diffusion of energy efficient technologies in urban India, uncovering how investments in resource- and lifecycle-oriented solutions could be enhanced.
Mueller, Benjamin / Alexandros Ragoussis (2016)
Discussion Paper, 11/2016
How does ethnic minority migration affect patterns of international trade? In light of the ongoing global migration crisis we examines the literature and evidence concerning the effects ethnic minorities have on economic activity, and suggest implications/responses for policymakers.
What are the implications of a future TiSA agreement for developing countries? This paper highlights relevant issues in the negotiations and identifies potential risks to non-members, while arguing that TiSA can and should be more development-friendly to avoid deeper segregation of services markets
How are the EU and its Member States getting ready for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and which activities have been undertaken so far? This study examines existing ‘gap analyses’ and identifies key areas where challenges and opportunities arise for the EU in domestic and external policies.
Paulo, Sebastian / Stephan Klingebiel (2016)
Discussion Paper, 8/2016
Middle-income countries are central to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Development cooperation actors will have to act as brokers of collective action to support domestic reforms in and global engagement by this group of countries.
This study examines the risks and opportunities of agricultural value chain financing for agricultural sector development and financial development. The analysis is based on a review of the literature, studies of practical cases and expert interviews.