Discussion Paper are short research papers which are directed at different research target groups. These papers deal in general with concrete and stringently collected topics. They often discuss interim findings on research projects, theses, evaluation and political reports. Discussion Paper can be downloaded for free on the website of the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) or ordered at a price of € 6.00. Please contact our publication department by mail or e-mail.
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Combining a national panel data set on social cohesion from Afrobarometer with urbanisation and other socioeconomic data from world development indicators, the study shows that urbanisation is negatively correlated with the social cohesion.
Our case study on South Africa’s Green Finance Taxonomy (GFT) investigates challenges associated with the implementation of sustainability taxonomies as they are currently developed in many jurisdictions with the aim to increase transparency and redirect capital flows to sustainable investments.
Dörrbecker, Nicola M. (2023)
Discussion Paper, 14/2023
How can German development cooperation learn from evaluations that are primarily used to monitor success and are also rarely read? Nicola Dörrbecker analyses such conflicts of interest with a focus on ex-post evaluations (EPE) by the development bank of the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).
Stender, Frederik / Tim Vogel (2023)
Discussion Paper, 13/2023
Trade agreements cover an increasing range of policy areas, but little is known about the impact of this new focus on interactions with other trade-related policies. This IDOS Discussion Paper fills this gap by examining the effectiveness of bilateral aid for trade in deep North-South PTA relations.
Dörrbecker, Nicola M. (2023)
Discussion Paper, 12/2023
Wie kann die deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit aus Evaluierungen lernen, die primär der Erfolgskontrolle dienen und zudem kaum gelesen werden? Nicola Dörrbecker untersucht solche Zielkonflikte mit Fokus auf Ex-post-Evaluierungen (EPE) der Entwicklungsbank der Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).
The growing middle classes in middle-income countries may play a key role in current trends of democratic backsliding, online activism and lifestyle politics. This contribution uncovers which modes of political participation are prevalent among the middle classes in Peru and the Philippines.
Environmental fiscal reforms can be used to both address climate change and social goals, with high potential also for development cooperation efforts. In particular, using carbon pricing revenues for social protection needs to consider design principles to best address distributional concerns.
We explore the potential economic co-benefits of green hydrogen for exporting countries in the Global South and recommend policies for governments and international cooperation to enhance local value creation, employment and other forms of benefit-sharing. A case study on South Africa is included.
This study focuses on circular business models in packaging (CBMPs) that offer alternatives to plastic packaging as a major lever of the circular economy (CE). The study introduces CBMPs and their policy enablers in the context of India, followed by policy recommendations on further fostering CBMPs.
Beznoska, Martin / Christian von Haldenwang / Ruth Maria Schüler (2023)
Discussion Paper, 7/2023
We look at the development of tax benefits for households and firms for a set of 16 OECD countries. Though reporting on tax expenditures is often incomplete, even in countries with high GDP and comprehensive tax coverage, we can show that data availability improves over time.