Every Monday, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) comments on the latest issues and trends of international development policy by its Current Column. The column is intended for politically interested readers who want to get a brief overview on the state of German and international development policy.
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Never, Babette (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 25 April 2017
For the first time, the achievement of sustainable consumption and production patterns has been explicitly codified (as Sustainable Development Goal 12) in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Yet little attention has so far been paid to consumption in discussions on sustainable business practices.
Stamm, Andreas (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 12 April 2017
We need knowledge-based strategies for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise their implementation will fail. Development cooperation actors have long considered themselves expertise brokers. North-South knowledge transfer needs to be replaced by joint, practice-based learning among researchers from many different nations.
Grävingholt, Jörn (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 01 March 2017
Following a comprehensive consultation process, the German Government is currently drafting new Guidelines on Crisis Engagement and Peacebuilding. In order to implement these guidelines, it will be important to systematically carry forward the initiated discourse. It is also necessary to introduce a mechanism to review the peace impact of our activities in all policy areas.
Muhammad, Dilshad (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 20 February 2017
Foreign intervention is usually considered as a red line and that is understandable. But this fact has also blocked the path to explore softer modes of engagement. Here is what Germany can do in the Middle East.