Briefing Paper (in German: Analysen und Stellungnahmen) are always four pages long and discuss ongoing and controversial issues in international relations. By including recommendations, the series primarily aims at policy makers, practitioners, and representatives of the (professional) media industry. Besides, the series is also open to everyone interested in developmental issues.
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Governments often use irregular armed groups to avoid accountability for human rights abuses when targeting a domestic opponent. As this increases the risk of atrocities, the international community must ensure governments are held accountable for violence committed by their informal agents, too.
What is lost when climate impacts render places uninhabitable, change them beyond recognition? Such questions are addressed under the concept of non-economic loss and damage (NELD). It has emerged in the climate negotiations and requires systematic research integration for effective policy-making.
Martin-Shields, Charles / Benjamin Schraven / Steffen Angenendt (2017)
This Policy Brief addresses the complex relationship between economic development and migration, arguing that continued development aid in combination with effective migration policy is key to managing forced displacement and mixed migration in Africa.
Increasing access to digital technologies is making it easier for humanitarian and development agencies to support refugee processes. This Briefing Paper explains how development agencies can manage the risks and challenges that come with using new technologies in refugee contexts.
How can policynmakers anticipate future growth opportunities? We asssess various methodologies and highlight the to need to combine quantitative tools with qualitative techniques that allow to account for the possibility of disruptive structural change as well as societal preferences.
Brandi, Clara / Adis Dzebo / Hannah Janetschek (2017)
This Briefing Paper presents key findings of a fine-grained analysis of how climate actions under the Paris Agreement contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and illustrates the co-benefits that can be attained through join and complementary implementation.
The European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) is a central part of the EU’s engagement in the area of migration policy. The paper reviews what the EUTF has achieved since it was established at the Valletta Summit in Malta in November 2015.
Müller, Birgit / Leigh Johnson / David Kreuer (2017)
Innovative insurance programmes are viewed as promising climate mitigation tools for developing countries. This briefing discusses their potential adverse effects on local agriculture and social-ecological systems and suggests principles for their design that aim to minimise risks of maladaptation.
Sebastian Paulo / Heiner Janus / Sarah Holzapfel (2017)
The paper analyses the trend of thematic allocation in development cooperation and illustrates which benefits and risks occur when donors increasingly allocate official development assistance primarily according to themes rather than countries.