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Scholz, Wolfgang / Michael Fink (2022)
Discussion Paper, 7/2022
Cities adopting a green transformation process can minimise their environmental impact and maximise green economic opportunities, including job creation, and improve quality of life for their residents. This paper assesses fields of action for African and Asian mid-sized cities.
Energy transitions and policies that incentivize it (such as carbon pricing and subsidy reforms) can increase poverty and inequality through higher prices and job disruptions. Using social protection mechanism can reverse these negative effects and make climate mitigation more politically feasible.
This paper reviews the current state of literature on the impacts of urbanisation on rural development in developing countries, with special emphasis to the channels through which urbanisation affect rural economic development.The paper also identifies knowledge gaps that require further research.
Fiedler, Charlotte / Karina Mross / Anna Berg / Prakash Bhattarai / Dorothea Drees / Tim Kornprobst / Alexandra Leibbrandt / Philipp Liegmann / Maleen Riebsamen (2022)
Discussion Paper, 4/2022
Can local elections introduced in a post-conflict context help to foster societal peace? Findings from Nepal indicate that the local elections increased participation and responsiveness, which has positively affected political trust and reduced (the potential for) political violence.
Weinlich, Silke / Max-Otto Baumann / Maria Cassens-Sasse / Rebecca Hadank-Rauch / Franziska Leibbrandt / Marie Pardey / Manuel Simon / Anina Strey (2022)
Discussion Paper, 3/2022
Has the recent reform of the UN development system led to a better collective offer to developing countries, in line with the 2030 Agenda and its requirements? The paper presents the main findings, conclusions, and recommendations from research on reform implementation.
Industry 4.0 will have major implications on the future of manufacturing in Morocco. Industrial policy should focus on technological upgrading in the automotive sector, while in the garment sector interventions need to be more comprehensive, emphasising capacity building, to improve technological readiness.
Capacity development in the public sector is essential for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The study explores the SDG training landscape for government officials in India by mapping the role of government and private players, the resources required and current shortcomings.
This paper discusses the meaning of self-organisations for refugees political participation in local contexts. It examines on the one hand the organisation's own resources, and on the other hand at the political opportunity structures provided by local contexts, using the case of Cologne, Germany.
Strupat, Christoph (2021)
Discussion Paper, 33/2021
Social protection programmes and their adaptation in times of the COVID-19 pandemic can be beneficial for social cohesion. Policy-makers aiming to preserve social cohesion should consider the expansion and adaption of social protection schemes in times of large covariate shocks.
Altenburg, Tilman / Clara Brandi / Anna Pegels / Andreas Stamm / Kasper Vrolijk / Tina Zintl (2021)
Discussion Paper, 32/2021
We explore to what extent COVID-19 affects the long-term prospects of latecomer industrialisation. While short-term impacts have been severe, structural effects will be small. The pandemic may, however, accelerate some pre-COVID trends, e.g. towards platform economies.