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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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.
The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) is the EU’s main thematic instrument to fund assistance in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the IcSP and discusses its relevance for the EU’s approach to the security-development nexus.
Germany’s annual aid to MENA countries more than doubled since 2011, but without a public strategy setting out objectives and the role of aid and other policy tools in achieving them. A whole of government strategy based on the 2030 Agenda could balance German interests with the MENA’s development priorities.
Evidence-based allocation is getting more and more attention in the donor community. It is an innovative tool to ensure effectiveness, measurability and transparency. In this discussion paper Anna Minasyan evaluates evidence-based approaches in Global Health and outlines lessons learned for Germany.
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.
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.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Pakistan. Using an analytical framework aimed to assess the quality of South-South Cooperation (SCC), this discussion paper examines to what extent China adheres to SSC principles in Pakistan.
Martin-Shields, Charles P. (2017)
Discussion Paper, 30/2017
The relationship between state fragility and forced displacement provides an empirically rich space for new research. This Discussion Paper provides a review of how forced displacement is conceptualised, and proposes new directions for research on state fragility and forced displacement.
Lundsgaarde, Erik (2017)
Discussion Paper, 29/2017
As the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) enters the implementation phase, this paper reviews the features of this blended finance facility, outlines debates surrounding its establishment, and explores the fund’s prospects at country level with illustrations from Ghana and Senegal.
The EU Migration Partnership Framework has caused controversy for its strong focus on EU interests and use of positive and negative incentives to ensure partner cooperation. This paper examines the politics, implementation and impact of the framework, and its lessons for future EU migration policy.