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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van der Weide, Roy / Ambar Narayan / Mario Negre (2019)
For large parts of the world’s population, individual education is still too closely tied to the education of one’s parents, more so for poorer than for to richer world regions. Countries at any stage of development can raise intergenerational mobility by investing more to equalise opportunities.
External democracy support accompanying democratisation after civil war can help to mitigate destabilising effects and make an important contribution to foster peace. Importantly, post-conflict democracy support does not trigger renewed violence.
Brandi, Clara / Birgit Schmitz / Caroline Hambloch (2014)
Trade finance is the backbone of international trade. There is currently intense debate regarding the extent to which international banking regulation, and especially the reform package Basel III, could inhibit trade finance and therefore undermine international trade flows.
The paper analyses the position of China in the UN process for a post-2015 global development agenda and formulates policy recommendations for the Chinese leadership which would enhance the country’s contributions to the developing world and the provision of global public goods.
Bauer, Steffen / Axel Berger / Gabriela Iacobuta (2019)
G20 represents 80% of global carbon emissions and 80% of global wealth. This briefing paper argues how the club's economic and political weight may be harnessed for ambitious action towards implementing the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda in spite of domestic agendas and geopolitical odds.
En Afrique du Nord, les problèmes environnementaux sont une source croissante de contestations sociopolitiques. Pour y faire face, les gouvernements et partenaires de développement devraient favoriser l’accès a l’information environnementale et ainsi promouvoir une gouvernance plus responsable.
In North Africa, environmental problems increasingly lead to political protest. Governments and development partners should support access to environmental information and thereby accountable governance to avoid further discontent and destabilization.
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.
Fiedler, Charlotte / Jörn Grävingholt / Karina Mross (2018)
How can international actors effectively support peace after civil war? A disaggregated analysis of external engagement finds that international peacebuilding can clearly make a difference. Yet country contexts condition what types of support can be provided, and whether they are effective.
Populist trends carry significant threats when it comes to dealing with cross-border challeng-es. States with strong populist outlooks can slow down global sustainable development. Conse-quently, countries less affected by such outlooks should take on key roles.