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Peltzer, Roger / Daniela Röttger (2013)
Discussion Paper, 4/2013
This paper discusses the efficiency of different cotton sector organization models in seven countries of Sub-Saharan Africa such as their capacity to stabilize purchase prices for farmers, their ability to combine cotton and food crop production and to guarantee social and ecological sustainability.
The use of more evidence as an instrument for achieving higher impact in international development cooperation is a major topic in current discussions. In this discussion paper, Paul Marschall analyses how evidence is provided by different actors and used in policymaking in this field, including an assessment of its role in future and potential.
Thiele, Rainer / Maximilian Köster / Ikechukwu Okoli / Friederike Rühmann (2018)
Discussion Paper, 3/2018
In this discussion paper, we provide a critical assessment of the role the Compact with Africa launched under the German Presidency of the G20 in 2017 could play for African development. We argue that the Compact has the potential to benefit the continent but only after major adjustments.
The paper analyzes coordination in the United Nation’s development system: How well do the UN’s on average 18 entities per country work together? What impedes a better coordination? The paper concludes that the UN’s weaknesses are also attributable to how member states chose to deal with the UN.
Sommer, Christoph (2017)
Discussion Paper, 21/2017
To “make standards work” for SMEs and sustainable development, the challenges and incentives for take-up of sustainability standards need to be better understood. The paper analyses five country case studies to identify drivers and constraints for standard adoption by SMEs and to derive policy advice.
This discussion paper illustrates how different forms of blockchain technology work. It discusses specific risks and potentials of the technology to offer financially underserved people access to basic financial services. A focus area is (international) payments.
Mockshell, Jonathan / Josey Kamanda (2017)
Discussion Paper, 16/2017
With the Sustainable Development Goals has come a renewed interest in achieving zero hunger, ending poverty and preventing natural resource degradation. Yet, there is a lively debate over pathways to agricultural sustainability. This paper unravels the debate and contributes to its resolution.
Lundsgaarde, Erik (2014)
Discussion Paper, 16/2014
Taking the role of sector-specific bureaucracies as aid providers in Germany and the United States as a point of departure, this paper reviews funding trends across bureaucracies, examines intragovernmental coordination mechanisms, and reviews organizational reform proposals in the two systems.
Turkey has developed into a significant provider of development assistance and is now an attractive partner in triangular cooperation for DAC donors. This paper examines the main characteristics of Turkey’s development policy and analyses the potential of joint German-Turkish triangular cooperation.
Ashoff, Guido / Stephan Klingebiel (2014)
Discussion Paper, 9/2014
Since the early 2000s, the development policy community has come to acknowledge two issues. (1) The aid system is in crisis; attempts are being made to reform the system. (2) The system environment in which development policy is being pursued has undergone considerable change.