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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Altenburg, Tilman (2021)
The Current Column, 01 July 2021
The European Union has put down a marker with its Green Deal, recognising in the need to ecologically restructure the world’s economies an opportunity to modernise the European economy and make it more competitive.
Dippel, Beatrice / Irina Rafliana (2021)
The Current Column, 25 June 2021
The Ocean is an existential part of Southeast Asia‘s cultural identities and heritage. At the same time, Southeast Asian countries are highly exposed to complex ocean-related risks and the consequences of global mean sea-level rise.
Schraven, Benjamin (2021)
The Current Column, 21 June 2021
This year’s World Refugee Day provides little ground for optimism as far as displacement and expulsion are concerned: the number of people displaced around the world has doubled over the past ten years. But what can we do differently in order to mitigate the root causes of displacement, as development policy is currently trying to do? First of all, we need to critically question the way in which politicians and society in Germany discuss displacement and what causes it.
Wehrmann, Dorothea / Jacqueline Götze / Michał Łuszczuk / Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak / Arne Riedel (2021)
The Current Column, 17 June 2021
While we all should “roll up our sleeves for the environment”, as demanded at the World Ocean Week 2020, researchers should do this jointly rather than separately. For this, more opportunities for exchange across all geographic, societal, and disciplinary levels are needed.
Dick, Eva / Paul Marschall / Christopher Wingens (2021)
The Current Column, 14 June 2021
Some local authorities are engaged in long-standing partnerships in which the administrations of both parties engage in dialogue on sustainable public services. This results in both parties learning lessons.
Lehmann, Ina (2021)
The Current Column, 07 June 2021
In order to strengthen the knowledge base for ocean protection, the United Nations launched the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development on June 1. This knowledge should inter alia inform existing international frameworks for protecting the ocean.