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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Vidican, Georgeta / Yasser Sherif (2015)
The Current Column, 27 March 2015
From 13-15 March 2015 the Egyptian government organized a major international event, the “Egypt Economic Development Conference”, aimed at repositioning the country on the investors’ agenda to stabilize Egypt’s economy. The outcomes of this conference are encouraging but also point to how important it is for Egypt to show commitment for a transformational agenda.
Wolff, Peter (2015)
The Current Column, 23 March 2015
Several European countries announced that they intend to become members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The founding of the AIIB may be interpreted as signalling the end of US hegemony within the international system of development banks. Equally, however, it could be understood as a step towards normalisation, that is, towards a greater degree of regionalisation in development financing.
Tawfik, Rawia (2015)
The Current Column, 19 March 2015
Bonn, 19 March 2015. This year the United Nations selected “Water and Sustainable Development” as a theme for the World Water Day on 22 March. The World Water Day reminds us that there is no human, social and economic development without clean water – from health and sanitation to food, energy production and industrialisation.
Ruchser, Matthias (2015)
The Current Column, 09 March 2015
The seventh Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) focuses on energy. But just what is affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy? The proposed SDG provides no answers or definitions in this regard. And what does Germany need to do to achieve SDG 7? Is the German ‘Energiewende’ enough?
Berger, Axel (2015)
The Current Column, 02 March 2015
All eyes are currently on the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which the European Union (EU) and the United States have been engaged in since summer 2013. This gives cause for concern, as the significance of this agreement is being overestimated by proponents and opponents alike.