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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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.
Grävingholt, Jörn (2019)
The Current Column, 18 February 2019
“The old is dying and the new cannot be born”: Ever since last weekend’s Munich Security Conference (MSC), this quote from Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci has been on everyone's lips. It was chosen to describe the crisis in which the international order finds itself in early 2019.