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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Keijzer, Niels / Stephan Klingebiel (2017)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 13 January 2017
At a time when most of us are having a quiet start to the year, cleaning up desks and refreshing to-do lists, a group of UN officials, South African statisticians and international partners are frantically working to finalise preparations for the first-ever UN World Data Summit.
Kloke-Lesch, Adolf (2016)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 19 December 2016
Worldwide, numerous actors from civil society, the corporate sector and academia have made the 17 goals and the climate agenda their own business. A remarkable momentum. At the same time, three observations give cause for concern
Klingebiel, Stephan / Xiaoyun Li (2016)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 06 December 2016
From 28 November to 1 December, several thousand people gathered in Nairobi for the second High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). The first meeting was held in Mexico City 18 months ago. The question is: was the second meeting a success?
Janus, Heiner / Niels Keijzer (2016)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 28 November 2016
On 28 November begins the second high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in Nairobi. When considering the future of effective development cooperation, we should start by appreciating the road it has travelled so far.
Herrfahrdt-Pähle, Elke / Waltina Scheumann (2016)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 21 November 2016
The issue of adapting African agriculture to climate change was finally addressed at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakesh. We can only achieve food security by ensuring that overdue investment is made in irrigation infrastructure and institutions.
Castillejo, Clare (2016)
Die aktuelle Kolumne, 14 November 2016
The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) demonstrates concerning trends in Europe’s response to migration and the future direction of its development policy. It also offers an interesting opportunity to do things differently.