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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Messner, Dirk (2018)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 15 January 2018
We live in turbulent times. The world (economy) is becoming increasingly interconnected, as are political issues around the globe. However, it is the new nationalist approach to world affairs. This approach cannot go well in the long term.
Kloke-Lesch, Adolf (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 22 December 2017
In this year’s last The Current Column, the German Chancellor from the year 2030 gives her New Year’s address. In her fictional speech, she tells of grave crisis and the resulting challenges of the years past, as well as how despite everything the Agenda 2030 became a success.
Berger, Axel (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 11 December 2017
This week sees the 164 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for its eleventh Ministerial Conference. However, bubbling under the surface is a conflict that threatens to split the WTO and with it the multilateral trading system.
Crncic, Zeljko (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 20 November 2017
During faltering dialogue processes networks such as Managing Global Governance (MGG) become all the more relevant in the discussion of global problems and inequalities, which is also the focus of our MGG alumni and partner meeting this week.
Chan, Sander / Thomas Hale / Angel Hsu / Friederike Eichhorn / Ann Gardiner / Brendan Guy (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 16 November 2017
The first Yearbook of Climate Action shows that effective climate action by could make significant contributions to narrowing the global emissions gap, adapting to climate change, and demonstrating to governments that higher ambition is desirable and doable. Key challenges of inclusion and scope remain, creating an urgent need to invest in scaling up climate action in 2018.
Bauer, Steffen (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 15 November 2017
Two years after adopting the Paris Agreement in 2015, the UN Climate Change Conference reconvenes in Bonn for COP23 to advice the agreement's implementation. They seek to find ways of increasing their nationally determined contributions in the short term without losing sight of national and international development goals in the process.