Discussion Paper

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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  1. Investment rules in Chinese preferential trade and investment agreements: is China following the global trend towards comprehensive agreements?
    Investment rules in Chinese preferential trade and investment agreements: is China following the global trend towards comprehensive agreements?

    Berger, Axel (2013)
    Discussion Paper, 7/2013

  2. Results-based financing: evidence from performance-based financing in the health sector
    Results-based financing: evidence from performance-based financing in the health sector

    Grittner, Amanda Melina (2013)
    Discussion Paper, 6/2013

  3. 150 years of boom and bust: what drives mineral commodity prices?
    150 years of boom and bust: what drives mineral commodity prices?

    Stürmer, Martin (2013)
    Discussion Paper, 5/2013

  4. Cotton sector organisation models and their impact on farmer’s productivity and income
    Cotton sector organisation models and their impact on farmer’s productivity and income

    Peltzer, Roger / Daniela Röttger (2013)
    Discussion Paper, 4/2013

    This paper discusses the efficiency of different cotton sector organization models in seven countries of Sub-Saharan Africa such as their capacity to stabilize purchase prices for farmers, their ability to combine cotton and food crop production and to guarantee social and ecological sustainability.

  5. Global public goods: a concept for framing the post-2015 agenda?
    Global public goods: a concept for framing the post-2015 agenda?

    Kaul, Inge (2013)
    Discussion Paper, 2/2013

  6. Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping
    Innovations in governance: evaluations and research studies on electoral accountability, corruption and multidimensional peacekeeping

    Garcia, Maria Melody (2013)
    Discussion Paper, 3/2013

  7. Effectiveness of democracy-support in “fragile states”: a review
    Effectiveness of democracy-support in “fragile states”: a review

    Zulueta-Fülscher, Kimana (2013)
    Discussion Paper, 1/2013

    The article thematises the growing literature on both fragility and the effectiveness of democracy support, with a special focus on the quantitative literature. Its novelty lies in its contribution to draw links between these different bodies of literature.

  8. Revenue structures and the question of who pays taxes: understanding the conditions under which elites pay taxes in developing countries
    Revenue structures and the question of who pays taxes: understanding the conditions under which elites pay taxes in developing countries

    von Schiller, Armin (2012)
    Discussion Paper, 17/2012

  9. The need and scope for strengthening co-operation between regional financing arrangements and the IMF
    The need and scope for strengthening co-operation between regional financing arrangements and the IMF

    Volz, Ulrich (2012)
    Discussion Paper, 15/2012

  10. China’s impact on the global wind power industry
    China’s impact on the global wind power industry

    Lema, Rasmus / Axel Berger / Hubert Schmitz (2012)
    Discussion Paper, 16/2012