Haldenwang, Christian von (2018)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 14 May 2018
The requirement to levy taxes where added value is created is of central significance for two problems that are currently the subject of much discussion: tax avoidance, particularly by large, multinational companies, and tax competition between countries.
Carbon taxes are a straightforward way to align economic incentives with ecological boundaries. While development concerns often hinder their implementation, studies show that they can reduce poverty and foster competitiveness. The choice of taxed goods and revenue use are key to creating synergies.
In North Africa, environmental problems increasingly lead to political protest. Governments and development partners should support access to environmental information and thereby accountable governance to avoid further discontent and destabilization.
The EU's approach to addressing migration from Africa is undermining development principles and relations with African partners, while failing to achieve results. This paper examines the limitations of the EU’s current approach and argues that more constructive engagement on migration is required.
Does decentralization benefit river basin management or does it create competition among subnational administrations and river basin organizations in Mongolia? An assessment of the responsibilities and the financial resources available to entities charged with river basin management provides answers.
Zintl, Tina (2018)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 30 April 2018
There is not much cause for celebration on the labour markets in North Africa and the Middle East. A key reason for this is the lack of effective trade unions able to carry out their role in shaping labour-market policy.