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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Kloke-Lesch, Adolf (2017)
The Current Column, 29 May 2017
A tragedy is looming. While the German Government and federal state governments are beginning to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the political parties behind them appear conspicuously unconcerned and are lagging perceptibly behind the dynamics in business and society.
Wolff, Peter (2017)
The Current Column, 15 May 2017
Last weekend saw Chinese President Xi Jinping welcome guests to Beijing for a major Silk Road forum. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a central element of Chinese globalisation strategy and Xi‘s reputation is closely tied to the initiative. Under its aegis the plan is to establish a network of transport, energy and communications through Asia to Europe and Africa. Doubts about BRI have recently been increasing.
Altenburg, Tilman / Lütkenhorst, Wilfried (2017)
The Current Column, 08 May 2017
Decarbonisation, disruptive new technologies, massive urbanization: Today’s major challenges call for a new breed of industrial policy –a huge challenge for developing countries in particular. A new book by DIE researchers explains why and how.
Rudolph, Alexandra / Sarah Holzapfel (2017)
The Current Column, 02 May 2017
Development Minister Müller’s Marshall Plan with Africa includes key points for a new German development strategy with Africa. The Marshall Plan should include development effectiveness criteria for public and private players from the beginning, and thereby take the development effectiveness agenda further.
Never, Babette (2017)
The Current Column, 25 April 2017
For the first time, the achievement of sustainable consumption and production patterns has been explicitly codified (as Sustainable Development Goal 12) in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Yet little attention has so far been paid to consumption in discussions on sustainable business practices.
Stamm, Andreas (2017)
The Current Column, 12 April 2017
We need knowledge-based strategies for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise their implementation will fail. Development cooperation actors have long considered themselves expertise brokers. North-South knowledge transfer needs to be replaced by joint, practice-based learning among researchers from many different nations.