Every Monday, the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) comments on the latest issues and trends of international development policy by its Current Column. The column is intended for politically interested readers who want to get a brief overview on the state of German and international development policy.
Current and past issues can be downloaded for free from the IDOS website.
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Iacobuta, Gabriela / Steffen Bauer (2023)
The Current Column, 05 June 2023
Economic concerns and development aspirations must no longer serve as a pretext for lukewarm climate action, but quite to the contrary ambitious climate action is an imperative for equitable and just sustainable development.
Droste, Leonie / Linda Lütkes / Tabea Waltenberg (2023)
The Current Column, 22 May 2023
Germany’s goal has to be to avoid negative spillover effects in order to work together with other countries to implement the 2030 Agenda at global level rather than hindering these countries’ own efforts. Such spillover effects and the establishment of binding structures must therefore be clearly addressed in the German Sustainable Development Strategy.
Bergmann, Julian / Niels Keijzer (2023)
The Current Column, 08 May 2023
Against the backdrop of a changing world order, geopolitics has become the central topic of political discourse in Brussels. However, the EU must not pursue its geopolitical ambitions at the expense of its development policy
Walle, Yabibal / Clara Brandi (2023)
The Current Column, 24 April 2023
“The World Bank’s recently published Evolution Roadmap is a positive step in the right direction. But while the Bank’s plans for an expanded mission, putting a spotlight on resilience and sustainability, are welcome, they must be met with a corresponding substantial increase in its financing capacity.”