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.
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Dick, Eva (2018)
The Current Column, 29 October 2018
The theme of this year’s World Cities Day on 31 October is “Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities”. The growing importance of cities is also reflected in the self-perception of the “urban community”.
Keil, Jonas (2018)
The Current Column, 05 November 2018
Industrialised countries such as Germany and the United States may have strong economies right now, but problems are looming in emerging economies and beyond. Policy-makers need to respond appropriately.
Reiber, Tatjana / Wulf Reiners (2018)
The Current Column, 20 November 2018
Implementation of the 2030 Agenda will only succeed if the public sector makes a major contribution. A 2030 Agenda “update” will help schools of public administration prepare their students to take on new tasks.
Grimm, Sven (2019)
The Current Column, 29 April 2019
The next general election will be held on 8 May. While it might be won comfortably by the ruling party, it could still prove difficult and will barely have any effect on the nation’s dwindling global role.
Furness, Mark / Annabelle Houdret (2019)
The Current Column, 08 April 2019
Since the 2011 Arab uprisings, European countries have supported development and stability in North Africa with increased aid and increased arms sales. This incoherent approach risks fuelling further conflict.