The Current Column

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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  1. What role should the EU Green Deal play in times of conflict?
    What role should the EU Green Deal play in times of conflict?

    Faus Onbargi, Alexia / Gabriela Iacobuta / Lukas Hermwille (2022)
    The Current Column, 04 April 2022

    German energy consumption relied on Russian imports for 37.2% of oil, 20.9% of coal and crucially 45.7% of natural gas, according to the International Energy Agenda (IEA). This context is only a reflection of the important vulnerabilities in the wider EU energy system

  2. The EU taxonomy for sustainable activities: an experiment
    The EU taxonomy for sustainable activities: an experiment

    Hilbrich, Sören (2022)
    The Current Column, 28 March 2022

    The EU taxonomy for sustainable activities is a grand experiment. It carries the promise to define objectives for private enterprises that go beyond the pure maximisation of profits.

  3. What Putin’s war means for international cooperation
    What Putin’s war means for international cooperation

    Grävingholt, Jörn (2022)
    The Current Column, 23 March 2022

    24 February 2022, or “2/24”, could go down in history as a new turning point. There is a real risk of the world being divided up into a new geopolitical order.

  4. How groundwater overexploitation relates to social contracts
    How groundwater overexploitation relates to social contracts

    Houdret, Annabelle / Birgit Kemmerling / Ines Dombrowsky (2022)
    The Current Column, 21 March 2022

    The overexploitation of groundwater in the MENA region is closely related to social contracts. There is thus a need for a societal debate about water allocation.

  5. The costs of making Egypt an intimate partner on security affairs
    The costs of making Egypt an intimate partner on security affairs

    El-Haddad, Amirah / Jannis Grimm (2022)
    The Current Column, 14 March 2022

    The efforts by Western governments to make Egypt an intimate partner on security affairs carry significant economic and socio-political costs.

  6. It’s time to shift gears towards a balanced and equitable climate policy
    It’s time to shift gears towards a balanced and equitable climate policy

    Bauer, Steffen / Idil Boran (2022)
    The Current Column, 07 March 2022

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the latest instalment of its Sixth Assessment Report (“AR6”). The landmark report comes at a time when stakes are particularly high.

  7. Achieving globally equitable vaccine supply
    Achieving globally equitable vaccine supply

    Strupat, Christoph (2022)
    The Current Column, 21 February 2022

    To achieve a socially more justice world, vaccine manufacturers should participate in the mRNA hubs, which should be supported more broadly by the international development cooperation community.

  8. How can the G7 and the UN make multilateralism sustainable?
    How can the G7 and the UN make multilateralism sustainable?

    Weinlich, Silke / Marianne Beisheim (2022)
    The Current Column, 14 February 2022

    How could the German G7 Presidency and the UN Secretary-General leverage their objectives to each other’s benefit?

  9. Four proposals to strengthen Franco-German cooperation on Africa
    Four proposals to strengthen Franco-German cooperation on Africa

    Bergmann, Julian / Benedikt Erforth (2022)
    The Current Column, 07 February 2022

    French Presidency plans to renew the Africa-EU partnership. The first potential occasion is the upcoming EU-AU summit.

  10. Why the German G7 agenda needs a stronger social dimension
    Why the German G7 agenda needs a stronger social dimension

    Böhl Gutierrez, Mauricio (2022)
    The Current Column, 31 January 2022

    The climate action proposed by the G7 must entail integrated social protection programmes to achieve an inclusive economic transformation.