The paper analyzes coordination in the United Nation’s development system: How well do the UN’s on average 18 entities per country work together? What impedes a better coordination? The paper concludes that the UN’s weaknesses are also attributable to how member states chose to deal with the UN.
Diese Analyse und Stellungnahme macht Empfehlungen im Zusammenhang mit dem Umfang, den inhaltlichen Prioritäten, den Empfängern und dem institutionellen Gefüge der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im nächsten EU Budget 2021-2027.
Morin, Jean-Frédéric / Vera Chaudhuri / Mathilde Gauquelin (2018)
Do trade deals boost environmental cooperation? This paper surveys 688 trade agreements and finds that many of them include commitments on policy dialogue, scientific cooperation and technical assistance. Yet, interviews reveal that only some of them are actually being implemented...
Brüntrup, Michael / Harry Hoffmann / Klas Sander (2018)
The Current Column, 29 March 2018
21 March did see the celebration of the International Day of Forests, although very few forest campaigners are in celebratory mood. Many millions of hectares of forest have been lost since the 1970s in the tropics, something for which the expansion of forest area in the temperate zones has been unable to compensate.
Dürren nehmen an Schwere, Dauer und räumlicher Ausdehnung zu. Aufgrund der weitreichenden Folgen braucht es übersektoral koordinierte Ansätze zur Erreichung von Dürreresilienz. Der Wechsel von der vorherrschenden „reaktiven“ Struktur zu einem „proaktiveren“ Ansatz ist von entscheidender Bedeutung.
Do political institutions matter when explaining why some post-conflict countries fall back into conflict? On the one hand, many believe inclusive political institutions to be key for conflict prevention. On the other hand, the academic literature so far, mostly focusing on the effect of regime type more generally, fails to find consistent effects – more democratic states do not clearly experience less conflict recurrence. This blog post summarizes a paper, which argues that rather than democracy more generally, very specific political institutions can very well have an influence on whether conflict recurs or not. And indeed, the results show that strong legislatures and high courts as well as local elections and civil society participation are significantly and robustly associated with less conflict recurrence.