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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Grimm, Sven (2019)
The Current Column, 29 April 2019
The next general election will be held on 8 May. While it might be won comfortably by the ruling party, it could still prove difficult and will barely have any effect on the nation’s dwindling global role.
Furness, Mark / Annabelle Houdret (2019)
The Current Column, 08 April 2019
Since the 2011 Arab uprisings, European countries have supported development and stability in North Africa with increased aid and increased arms sales. This incoherent approach risks fuelling further conflict.
Mbeva, Kennedy / Joanes Atela (2019)
The Current Column, 25 March 2019
African countries submitted their NDCs as part of their commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and in line with the SDGs. Moreover, the inclusion of Climate Action (SDG 13) closely links the SDGs to the NDCs.
Klingebiel, Stephan (2019)
The Current Column, 19 March 2019
Kigali is designing a new way to conduct South–South Cooperation, an approach based on Rwanda’s concept of itself as a ‘developmental’ state. A central feature of this is Rwanda’s locally inspired system of concepts for enhancing the development of the country. Home Grown Solutions (HGS) is the umbrella term.
Rodríguez de Francisco, Jean Carlo / Mirja Schoderer (2019)
The Current Column, 18 March 2019
World water day 2019 focuses on the roughly 2.1 billion people in the world still lacking access to safe water. Nevertheless, governments and donor countries need to make sure that SDG implementation does not lend itself for privatisation of community water supply systems.