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.
Current and past issues can be downloaded for free from the DIE website.
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Mathis, Okka Lou (2017)
The Current Column, 15 September 2017
Despite living in a democracy, we have been compromising a peaceful and stable future for decades: climate change is continuing to destroys our foundations of existence and contributes to conflicts - here too. Our democracy invites us to postpone the climate change problem rather than resolve it. The transformation to sustainability is only possible if we change it.
Fues, Thomas (2017)
The Current Column, 11 September 2017
The upcoming United Nations (UN) conference on South-South cooperation in Argentina in March 2019 will offer an unique opportunity for overcoming divisions among Southern powers and enhancing the global common good.
Hackenesch, Christine / Julia Leininger / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (2017)
The Current Column, 17 July 2017
Africa has been a key priority of Germany’s G20 presidency. Can the G20’s priorities as outlined in the Communiqué make a difference for Africa’s global representation and its sustainable development? This edition of The current Column looks at where cooperation between G20 and Africa is making progress.
Berger, Axel (2017)
The Current Column, 10 July 2017
At the G20’s Hamburg Summit an unruly US president questioned a number of common positions that had already been adopted by the G20 in previous years, the communiqué entails a number of encouraging commitments that did not at all seem possible just a couple of days ago.
Martin-Shields. Charles (2017)
The Current Column, 03 July 2017
governments recognized the importance of development as a means to mitigate high-risk migration and flight, but development solutions will need to go beyond short-term job creation and bilateral labour migration programmes, and address the political and social issues that force people to leave their home countries.