Mathis, Okka Lou / Benjamin Schraven (2015)
The Current Column, 11 December 2015
The refugee crisis is this year’s central issue and one that we are likely to be dealing with for a long time to come. We are already receiving some very vocal warnings that the current refugee crisis is just a foretaste of larger and unbroken streams of “climate refugees” that could descend on Europe in future as climate change continues.
Financing plays a key role in the realisation of the objectives of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Will additional and new sources of financing fundamentally alter the financial structure in developing countries and what effects will this have on financial stability?
Fues, Thomas / Maike Saltzmann (2015)
The Current Column, 08 December 2015
Bonn, 7 December 2015. On 1 December, China has taken over the presidency of the group of the twenty leading industrial and emerging countries (G20). In spite of its impressive economic success, the country continues to regard itself as a developing nation and its government intends to place particular emphasis on the interests of all developing countries. Following up on China’s leadership, Germany can use its chair of the G20 in 2017 to promote implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Public works programmes are becoming increasingly popular in international development cooperation. Still we know very little about long-terms effects of such programmes on employment. This paper addresses this gab and reviews existing evidence from 16 programmes throughout the developing world.