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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Janus, Heiner / Paul Marschall / Hannes Öhler (2020)
This briefing paper proposes an integrated approach of aid effectiveness that brings together four fragemented policy and research communities. The integrated approach can help development organisations and researchers to better organise and communicate their contributions to the 2030 Agenda.
Socially responsible procurement is a powerful policy instruments municipalities can use to help realising the SDGs and limiting human rights violations in value chains. However, implementation is low. We present success factors and triggers to utilise this instrument more broadly.
Baumann, Max-Otto / Erik Lundsgaarde / Silke Weinlich (2020)
The United Nations development system and other multilateral organizations have increasingly been funded through earmarked contributions. This has implications for their ability to effectively and independently perform the functions member states’ expect of them.
Since 2014 Russian economic, political and security engagement in Africa has grown significantly. This policy brief analyses the motives and recent changes in Russia's Africa policy, and discusses implications for German and European cooperation with Africa.
Since broken social contracts are at the root of conflict in the MENA, repairing them should be the core objective of development cooperation. By focussing on the social contract, development cooperation can provide a crucial link between peacebuilding, reconstruction and long-term stability.
Près d'une décennie après le "Printemps arabe", la région du Moyen-Orient et de l'Afrique du Nord est toujours en transition.L’approche du "nouveau contrat social" devrait guider la coopération au développement pour y promouvoir une stabilité durable, y compris dans les pays touchés par des conflits.
Until now, the Corona crisis is mainly fought through lockdown measures. In more wealthy countries, these have barely an immediate effect on food security. In poor countries, the situation is different: There, these measures threaten people immediately. The text discusses issues and consequences.
In the framework of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, France and Germany face common challenges, ranging from security to global health. Against this background, this paper discusses opportunities and barriers for a French-German leadership in international donor coordination.
Burchi, Francesco / Christoph Strupat / Armin von Schiller (2020)
The question how societies hold together and which policies enhance social cohesion is receiving increasing attention. This Briefing Paper stresses the contribution to social cohesion that revenue collection and social policies can have, as well as the inter-linkages between these two areas.
Loewe, Markus / Bernhard Trautner / Tina Zintl (2019)
The social contract is a key term in social science literature focusing on state-society relations but has rarely been well. Our briefing paper suggests a concept where social contracts are sets of agreements between societal groups and the government on rights and obligations towards each other.