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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Stamm, Andreas (2018)
The Current Column, 12 March 2018
On 4 February of this year elections were held in Costa Rica, the results of which have shaken party-political democracy in the Central American country: the rapid rise of conservative evangelical groups in society and politics.
von Haldenwang, Christian / Jakob Schwab (2018)
The Current Column, 12 February 2018
At first glance, Trump's tax reform does not seem to bode well for investment in developing countries. While things do not necessarily have to turn out this way, international tax cooperation is still at risk.
Trautner, Bernhard / Tina Zintl (2018)
The Current Column, 31 January 2018
Barely has so-called Islamic State (IS) been militarily defeated in Iraq and, for the most part, in Syria, and Turkey is once again escalating the old conflict over the Kurdish people in its immediate border region. It is doubtful whether this offensive is actually promoting Turkish interests in the long term.
Weizsäcker, Franz von (2018)
The Current Column, 22 January 2018
Freelancers and platforms are replacing employees and companies – this trend offers many opportunities, though platform companies in particular, but also policy-makers, must take responsibility for ensuring fair working conditions.