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For exhausting the enormous potential of green bonds for the green transition standards on the international and national level need to be harmonised. However, where diverse standards are needed, transparency on the differences is crucial.
Under the umbrella of Capacity Building in Support of Security and Development (CBSD), the EU seeks to enable the financing of training, equipment and infrastructure to military actors through EU budgetary resources. This paper discusses the risk of CBSD securitising EU development policy.
L’Objectif de Développement Durable 17 accorde une importance essentielle aux approches multi-acteurs pour l’atteinte des Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD). Cette analyse montre comment l'approche multi-acteur peut faire une contribution concrète au succès des reformes de la décentralisation.
Countries coming out of conflict often adopt new constitutions, but the question how this affects their chances of sustaining peace remains unanswered. This paper summarises new research showing that post-conflict constitution-making processes and especially longer ones can contribute to peace.
Negre, Mario / José Cuesta / Ana Revenga / Prescott J. Morley (2019)
Conventional economic wisdom has long maintained that there is a necessary trade-off between pursuit of the efficiency of a system and any attempts to improve equity between participants within that system. Evidence from recent decades suggests,, however, that the trade-off itself is, in many cases,
Schraven, Benjamin / Stephen Adaawen / Christina Rademacher-Schulz / Nadine Segadlo (2019)
Human (im-)mobility in the context of climate change is major challenge for the African continent. This paper identifies some key trends in "climate migration" in Sub-Saharan Africa. Based on that, three basic policy recommendations are formulated.
Many governments are under pressure to mobilise revenues at home. More international cooperation is needed to support them. In particular, additional efforts are required to fight tax avoidance, tax evasion and harmful or ineffective tax expenditures.
The drifting-apart of societies has become a major concern in many regions. Economic factors such as income inequality are often assumed to aggravate these trends. This brief depicts what we actually know about the relation between economic factors and social cohesion and outlines policy implications.
A WTO framework for investment facilitation can contribute to sustainable development if it strengthens developing countries’ capacities, respects policy space, allows for longer implementation periods, enhances responsible business conduct and supports multi-stakeholder cooperation.