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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Lorch, Jasmin (2024)
The Current Column, 04 March 2024
Free and fair elections lie at the very heart of democracy. Yet the subjection of an elected government to the rule of law, the protection of minorities and possibilities for civic participation are also key, because elections can also be a way for undemocratic actors to pursue their aims.
Brandi , Clara / Zoryana Olekseyuk (2024)
The Current Column, 21 February 2024
Germany and the EU must do their part to strengthen the WTO. This should be driven forward by forging new coalitions with countries from the Global South. In addition, Germany and the EU should focus on providing substantial support for the implementation of WTO rules in poorer countries.
Leininger, Julia / Anna-Katharina Hornidge (2024)
The Current Column, 19 February 2024
In order to ensure human security and integrity, we need both development policy for viable global cooperation to shape sustainable futures and security policy alliances against aggressors where cooperation reaches its limits.
Flaig, Merlin / Abis Getachew (2024)
The Current Column, 05 February 2024
Involving refugees more actively in research, especially if it is related to their experiences, is crucial. It not only promotes a more inclusive and ethical approach to research but also ensures that the narratives and perspectives of those directly affected are more accurately represented.