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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In 2016 the EU and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States intensified preparations for the upcoming negotiations on the arrangement for their relations after the Cotonou Agreement expires in 2020. This paper assesses the legal and political implications of the upcoming post-Cotonou negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements.
Klingebiel, Stephan (2017)
Discussion Paper, 3/2017
The paper addresses the group of countries known as the ‘rising powers’ and the role these countries could play as regards a globalised common good. It focuses on South Africa as a case study for the main rising power on the African continent.
Berger, Axel / Clara Brandi / Dominique Bruhn / Manjiao Chi (2017)
Discussion Paper, 2/2017
Are trade agreements becoming ‘greener’? We analyse environmental provisions in trade agreements signed by emerging markets. Our findings indicate a trend towards more environmental content and suggest that these developments may have been partly triggered by OECD countries’ policy-making.
Rudolph, Alexandra (2017)
Discussion Paper, 1/2017
The paper analyses the 2030 Agenda’s basic principles (universality and indivisibility to leave no one behind) and operationalizes SDG-sensitive development cooperation which is the adjustment of development cooperation to support the implementation of 2030 Agenda in partner countries.
Efforts of achieving "policy coherence" and adopting "whole of government" responses to global crises increasingly involve both the national and EU levels in the joint performance of tasks. The DP studies these emerging "administrative spaces" entrusted with desing and implementation of such policies.
Stepping, Katharina M. K. (2016)
Discussion Paper, 26/2016
Wastewater collection and treatment still largely struggles with overcoming barriers related to financial, institutional, political and socio-economic factors as well as limited capacity. The great potential for wastewater reuse has not yet been fully tapped, despite initial promising initiatives.
Janus, Heiner / Sarah Holzapfel (2016)
Discussion Paper, 25/2016
Increased and more effective investments in the agricultural sector are needed to address the challenge of ending hunger and achieving food security until 2030. The paper analyses the opportunities and challenges of applying results-based approaches in the agricultural sector.
To accelerate structural change, governments need to lay the foundations for future competitive advantages. But how can they be anticipated? We discuss various methodologies and suggest ways to consolidate their most valuable features in one synthetic approach.
This study reviews evidence on competitiveness, employment and distributional effects of carbon taxes with a view on informing the decisions of policy makers and bureaucrats in developing and emerging countries. It emphasizes design options to mitigate negative and generate positive effects.
The EU Trust Fund for Africa was launched one year ago, accompanied by high aspirations and deep concerns. This paper examines the implementation and potential impact of the fund, how it relates to broader EU agendas, and what it may indicate about the future direction of EU development policy.