Briefing Paper (in German: Analysen und Stellungnahmen) are always four pages long and discuss ongoing and controversial issues in international relations. By including recommendations, the series primarily aims at policy makers, practitioners, and representatives of the (professional) media industry. Besides, the series is also open to everyone interested in developmental issues.
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Given the urgent need to move forward from the recognition of the human mobility - climate change nexus to the establishment of effective measures to tackle the topic, the updating of NDCs entails an opportunity to incorporate strategies that can better address population movements in this context.
Germany and the United Kingdom are key international cooperation actors. Halfway through the period envisaged for the completion of the 2030 Agenda, both countries are adjusting their development policies, seeking to determine their future European roles and global development ambitions.
This Briefing Paper calls for rethinking of policies that help to improve the impact of FDI to development. We argue that four secular trends invite for a conversation on a renewed basis around the kind of foreign investment we want and expectations on this source of finance for development.
The proposal to build a 'Global Gateway' to the world is potentially a major turning point in EU foreign relations. It will create a new paradigm for EU development policy defined by strategic interests, but is likely to weaken the EU’s commitment to core development policy principles.
Digital lending holds great potential for the availability of finance especially during recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This brief outlines how to address associated risks to guarantee a well-functioning and stable credit market (and financial system) that foster sustainable economic development.
Lehmann, Ina / Michael Siebert / Nicola Hanke / Maximilian Högl / Anna-Katharina Hornidge (2021)
Sustainable ocean governance is of vital importance for human development. And yet life in the ocean is strongly threatened by human economic activities. This Briefing Paper outlines the way forward for a sustainable blue economy that is inclusive of local stakeholders.
Der CO2-Grenzausgleichsmechanismus (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, CBAM) der Europäischen Union sollt bei der weiteren Ausbuchstabierung entwicklungsfreundlicher ausgestaltet werden. Der Fokus sollte dabei auf Ausnahmen für Entwicklungsländer und die Verwendung der CBAM-Einnahmen liegen.
This Briefing Paper outlines the key policy developments implicating the trade in essential goods during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic and draws out the implications for development policy and trade policy cooperation.
The EU has long struggled with conflicting objectives in the MENA region, especially liberal-democratic political and economic reforms, and restrictive trade practices, migration management, and security cooperation. Focussing cooperation on the social contract offers a way out of these dilemmas.