RIS - a very much needed think and do tank

Klingebiel, Stephan
Externe Publikationen (2023)

in: RIS - Research and Information System for Developing Countries (Hrsg.), Four Decades of RIS Vision and Evolution, New Delhi, India: RIS - Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 166 - 171

ISBN: 81-7122-179-3
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The political changes in the international system in recent years have been profound. One decisive factor is the enormously increased role of actors from the Global South. India is of outstanding importance in this respect: the country itself is a  central shaper of international relations, it challenges unjust global governance structures, it uses its opportunities to act as the Voice of the Global South and, last but not least, it is a sought-after partner. All this is more than evident in 2023, when  India is using and shaping its G20 presidency very purposefully. India is doing a lot to put development issues on international agendas, including the agendas of Western actors. Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) can rightly  claim to be a major player and contributor in this context. With tremendous dynamism, it covers an enormous range of topics. It combines elements of a think tank with those of a do tank in an astonishing way (Klingebiel et al. 2023): Analysing, designing concepts, but using a hand on approach, for example when it comes to offering training programmes for people from other developing countries.


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Klingebiel, Stephan



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