The future of international cooperation: “beyond aid”

In the light of global shifts in wealth and poverty, traditional approaches to development cooperation, with Official Development Assistance as its centrepiece, need to be rethought as part of a more comprehensive framework of global public policy. German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) research addresses key questions raised by this transformation: to what extent do ongoing changes affect the international development architecture and its concepts, rules and structures? How are they being adapted to the changing context, and what could they ideally look like? At the same time, DIE research goes beyond a narrow perspective on development and explores linkages between development cooperation and the broader system of international cooperation. Long-standing debates on Policy Coherence for Development traditionally take a prominent place in the research agenda. A relatively newer research focus centres on questions related to the provision of global public goods as a common challenge of international cooperation. Applying these broader perspectives requires a deeper understanding of international cooperation patterns. DIE researchers therefore intensively deal with new patterns of cooperation from various policy areas.

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Cover: The Current Column

Fragmented development cooperation in the age of the 2030 Agenda
Klingebiel, Stephan / Timo Mahn / Mario Negre (2016)
The Current Column, 11 July 2016


The fragmentation of aid: concepts, measurements and implications for development cooperation
Klingebiel, Stephan / Timo Mahn / Mario Negre (eds) (2016)
(ebook) Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan