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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Eight years after its formation, the Group of 20 (G20) has consolidated its status as the power centre of global economic governance. In light of pressing challenges G20 leaders need to act as guardians of global well-being by supporting implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Democracy is a highly valued policy goal for the West, but democracy support is feared to undermine another important goal, namely political stability. Our findings suggest that a gradualist approach that builds institutions while encouraging mobilization is more viable than sequencing.
TTIP is being hotly debated, but with a narrow focus. Proponents and critics are primarily concerned with the impact of TTIP on Germany and Europe.
Too little attention is being paid to the implications of this mega-regional for the rest of the world.
Hess, Janto S. / Pieter Pauw / Elissaios Papyrakis (2015)
What can the international tourism industry contribute to adaptation finance in Small Island Development States (SIDS)? This question is addressed in the context of the annual USD 100 billion of climate finance that developed countries pledged to mobilize to support developing countries.
Data is a central but underestimated prerequisite for the realisation of the 2030 Agenda. Although technical innovations have led to an explosion of data, significant data gaps still exist in developing countries in particular.
Scheumann, Waltina / Annabelle Houdret / Michael Brüntrup (2017)
Can public-private partnerships in irrigation improve food security in Africa? Our briefing paper argues that it is possible if partnerships go beyond irrigation, farmers are organized and supported, and governments secure stable conditions especially for land and water use and protect public goods.
Bunk, Saida / Salvador Forquilha / Dominique Klawonn / Jonathan Krull / Alina Sennewald / Conrad Steinhilber / Juliane von Boeselager / Armin von Schiller (2017)
Mobilisation of municipal revenue is a relevant topic for development from a fiscal point of view but also from a broader governance perspective. This paper presents the results of a study focusing on how administrative and socio-political factors affect municipal revenue performance in Mozambique.
With the 2030 Agenda on one hand, and unchecked fragmentation on the other, the need for an executive authority, discussed for decades, has become acute. The paper argues that it can be build from exisiting structures, mechanisms, and resources by separating the coordination function from UNDP.