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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Intra-EU policy negotiations are essential for the evolution of EU-Africa cooperation on migration. Growing divisions inside the EU have increased the focus on external borders. This paper argues that the EU needs to address these divisions in order to support African transnational development.
Current policies are inconsistent with international climate goals. More, and more effective, actions by non-state and subnational actors, such as businesses, cities and NGOs, could accelerate low-carbon and climate resilient transitions. This paper explores how the EU could strengthen such action.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) is a key multilateral organisation in development. However, DESA has yet to unlock its full potential in playing a politically relevant and analytically authoritative role in sustainable development.
Insurance provides an opportunity to address ex-post climate risks. The relative flexibility and broader reach of mesoinsurance may tackle issues of accessibility and affordability of insurance for poor and vulnerable. Community-based organisations may be an appropriate vehicle for mesoinsurance.
Where should the millions of jobs come from that Africa urgently needs? We analyse global megatrends, i.e. related to digitisation, China’s changing role in the world, decarbonisation and African urbanisation, and derive growth opportunities.
Dombrowsky, Ines / Jean Carlo Rodríguez de Francisco / Mirja Schoderer / Ariunaa Lkhagvadorj (2018)
River basin organizations are supposed to foster a sustainable use of water resources. However, in developing countries they are often underfunded. This briefing paper identifies administrative and fiscal challenges towards effective river basin management in Mongolia and how they could be overcome.
Bohnet, Michael / Stephan Klingebiel / Paul Marschall (2018)
The structure of German Official Development Assistance (ODA) is in a state of transition. Significant changes can be seen with regard to amount, scope and pattern. This article outlines the trends, provides critical reflections, offers strategic interpretations and puts forth recommendations.
El Sistema de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo debe mejorar su colaboración con los países de renta media en la implementación de la Agenda 2030, específicamente a través del alineamiento a los procesos nacionales, la calidad de la asistencia y el apoyo al financiamiento.
The United Nations Development System must improve and expand its assistance for middle-income countries to put the 2030 Agenda in practice, in particular by aligning to MIC policy processes, providing high-quality support and making financing a priority.
Can the United Nations Development System become a forceful player for realizing the 2030 Agenda? In May 2018, states set the course for reforms. While these have shortcomings, they provide a good starting point for a more effective and efficient system. Vigorous follow-up is needed.