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As the global transportation sector moves towards developing & deploying electromobility technologies, Indian automakers have also embarked on transition. This paper highlights the charecteristics of this emerging technology trajectory focusing on the trends as well as the underlying determinants.
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.
The implementation of an agenda for global development needs to integrate the broader framework of international cooperation. This paper provides a conceptual overview of the relationship between international cooperation and development that outlines the general contours of this challenge.
Low carbon policies have initiated a new race for hybrid and battery electric propulsion technologies for vehicles. Forming a new technological trajectory that will become sustainable is a societal process. What can we learn from France, Europe’s current leader in electromobility?
This paper reviews the current state of the art in behavioural economics and its applications to energy efficiency in developing countries. Taking energy efficient lighting in Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda as examples, it develops hypotheses on how behavioural factors can improve energy policy design.
To what extent does performance shape public support for democracy? This paper shows that economic performance is more important in new than in old democracies. In contrast, political performance is equally important in both contexts.
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.
Determining how to effectively demobilize and reintegrate combatants is essential for the peace process. This paper provides a synthesis of what current research can tell us about the factors maximizing chances for the successful implementation of demobilization and reintegration programs.
Is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change an effective science-policy institution? How is it governed? Have recent reforms after error-finding improved the workings of the Panel? What are strengths and weaknesses of the IPCC model? This discussion paper sheds light on these questions.
Pauw, Pieter / Steffen Bauer / Carmen Richerzhagen / Clara Brandi /
Hanna Schmole (2014)
Discussion Paper, 6/2014
This paper discusses options on how the international climate regime under the UNFCCC can move forward with one of its fundamental yet often disputed principles: Common But Differentiated Responsibility (CBDR).