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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Integrated implementation of the 2030 Agenda will require institutional reform. To identify causes of reform blockades and enablers of innovation this study analyses how political and economic context factors influence countries’ institutional design choices when it comes to SDG-governance.
Funk, Evelyn / Lisa Groß / Julia Leininger / Armin von Schiller (2019)
Discussion Paper, 13/2019
Wie kann die Wirkung von Governance-Programmen erfolgreich analysiert werden? In der vorliegenden Publikation dokumentieren die Autor/innen praxisorientierte und verallgemeinerbare Erkenntnisse über die Durchführung rigoroser Wirkungsanalysen in entwicklungspolitischen Governance-Programmen.
Martin-Shields, Charles P. / Sonia Camacho / Rodrigo Taborda / Constantin Ruhe (2019)
Discussion Paper, 12/2019
This paper explores how access to digital technology (ICTs) differs between long-term residents and urban migrants in Bogota. Our data indicates that while migrants initially have lower access to ICTs, over time they become more likely than long-term residents to gain ICT and internet access.
This paper examines how the EU’s current engagement on migration in Africa is impacting on African ambitions to establish free movement regimes. It focuses first on the continental level, and then looks at two regional economic communities: IGAD in the Horn of Africa and ECOWAS in West Africa.
Kaplan, Lennart C. / Jana Kuhnt / Katharina Richert / Sebastian Vollmer (2019)
Discussion Paper, 10/2019
Which factors determine the uptake of development interventions? Based on the psychological Theory of Planned Behaviour, this paper identifies personal attitudes, subjective norms, the perceived ease of performing the behaviour and the implementers' identity as crucial determinants.
Why do people leave their homes? This seemingly easy question requires a more complex answer. This structured overview of migration determinants discusses their importance for different forms of migration and subsequently helps to identify gaps for further research.
Despite the continued high-level commitment to French-German cooperation in development, bilateral cooperation so far remains rather opportunity- than strategy-driven. This Discussion Paper seeks to analyse the main obstacles and how these play out in practice.
Leininger, Julia / Anna Lührmann / Rachel Sigman (2019)
Discussion Paper, 7/2019
This paper explores whether different types, levels and changes in distributional inequalities (Sustainable Development Goal 10) contribute to the erosion of democratic institutions, thereby making governance less inclusive (SDG 16). It provides recommendations for integrated SDG implementation.
Gonsior, Victoria / Stephan Klingebiel (2019)
Discussion Paper, 6/2019
This paper presents and discusses the changes within the development policy system over the past decade along three dimensions: narratives, concepts and theories; strategies and institutional set-up and instruments, modalities, tools and activities.
This paper in Arabic language identifies promising export sectors for Egypt and Tunisia using a variant of the Product Space approach. Results indicate sectors as close as possible to the countries’ current level of productive capabilities with some degree of complexity and ability for average-quality job retention.