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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Rodríguez de Francisco, Jean Carlo / Ina Lehmann (2020)
The Current Column, 18 May 2020
May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity. Since biodiversity loss has major negative repercussions for the satisfaction of human needs, its motto for this year is “Our solutions are in nature”.
Chakraborty, Ananya / Lennart Kaplan (2020)
The Current Column, 06 May 2020
There has been a spurt in research to design appropriate policy solutions for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Global South. Ironically, such research projects often build upon existing power hierarchies, which may result in unsafe and dangerous working conditions and undermine the Sustainable Development Goal for decent work (SDG 8).
Stamm, Andreas / Jeffrey Orozco (2020)
The Current Column, 04 May 2020
El Gobierno de Costa Rica ha propuesto a la OMS que encabece un esfuerzo mundial para aunar los derechos intelectuales sobre las tecnologías para la detección, prevención, control y tratamiento del Covid-19.
Strupat, Christoph / Paul Marschall (2020)
The Current Column, 29 April 2020
The corona crisis has grave consequences for health, the economy and society. Pandemics such as COVID-19, Ebola and cholera will return repeatedly unless we understand what causes them. New infectious diseases in humans are often unleashed by viruses and bacteria in wild animals.