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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Julia Leininger (2014)
The Current Column, 24 September 2014
The Ebola crisis in West Africa has assumed catastrophic proportions. The international community of states has reacted too slowly to the Ebola outbreak, which has been known about since March 2013. This also applies to Germany.
Fues, Thomas / Jiang Ye (2014)
The Current Column, 12 September 2014
Starting this week, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will engage in negotiations over the post-2015 agenda for global development. The European Union and China are likely candidates for a pro-active stance at the United Nations.
Bauer, Steffen / Benjamin Schraven (2014)
The Current Column, 01 September 2014
Climate change and disaster risk management will be high on the agenda as small island states are particularly at risk from the impacts of climate change, especially rising sea levels. How to deal responsibly with the prospect that these countries will become virtually uninhabitable remains one of the great unresolved questions of international climate policy and international law.
Imme Scholz, Niels Keijzer, Neil Bird, Alejandro Guarín (2014)
The Current Column, 04 August 2014
In 2015, the EU needs to achieve both a substantive climate agreement and an ambitious global development agenda with transformative potential. This is necessary not only for increasing global prosperity in a sustainable way, but also for securing its own future.
ETTG Group (2014)
The Current Column, 29 July 2014
In 2014 countries such as Ukraine, Mali, Central African Republic, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Kosovo and Serbia have all been part of the top table of European Union (EU) decision-making, because of conflict, fragility or threat of conflict. The EU’s strategic environment is rapidly changing.
Reisen, Helmut (2014)
The Current Column, 28 July 2014
The new BRICS bank has been launched at the sixth summit of the BRICS countries. Can this new institution influence the balance of power among the multilateral development banks, breaking the dominance of the industrialised western countries.