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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Does decentralization benefit river basin management or does it create competition among subnational administrations and river basin organizations in Mongolia? An assessment of the responsibilities and the financial resources available to entities charged with river basin management provides answers.
Dick, Eva / Benjamin Schraven (2018)
Discussion Paper, 9/2018
In international policies, regional migration regimes in Africa and elsewhere are becoming acknowledged political players. However, little is known about their features and actual performance. Introducing a framework of analysis for regional migration governance this paper addresses this gap.
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.
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.