Briefing paper

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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In 2022, “Briefing Papers” and „Analysen und Stellungnahmen“ were merged in the new publicatiojn series „IDOS Policy Brief“.

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  1. What next for the Economic Partnership Agreements? Thoughts on deepening the EU-Africa trade partnership
    What next for the Economic Partnership Agreements? Thoughts on deepening the EU-Africa trade partnership

    Brandi, Clara / Merran Hulse / Niels Keijzer (2017)

    The fact that Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are once more at the centre of discussion on European co-operation with Africa is to be welcomed. Against this background, we examine four scenarios for the future of the EPAs.

  2. Brexit: impact, risks and opportunities for European development policy
    Brexit: impact, risks and opportunities for European development policy

    Henökl, Thomas (2017)

    On 29 April EU leaders meet to discuss the Brexit negotiation guidelines. What are the likely implications of the UK withdrawal on European development policy?

  3. Unlocking the irrigation potential in sub-Saharan Africa: are public-private partnerships the way forward?
    Unlocking the irrigation potential in sub-Saharan Africa: are public-private partnerships the way forward?

    Scheumann, Waltina / Annabelle Houdret / Michael Brüntrup (2017)

    Can public-private partnerships in irrigation improve food security in Africa? Our briefing paper argues that it is possible if partnerships go beyond irrigation, farmers are organized and supported, and governments secure stable conditions especially for land and water use and protect public goods.

  4. Proceeding with River Basin Management: legal, financial and political dimensions in Mongolia
    Proceeding with River Basin Management: legal, financial and political dimensions in Mongolia

    Rodríguez de Francisco, Jean Carlo / Annabelle Houdret / Ines Dombrowsky (2017)

    This policy brief analyses the challenges that Mongolia faces in the implementation of River Basin Management and provides suggestions on how to move its legal, financial and political implementation further.

  5. The European Union Trust Fund for Africa: what implications for future EU development policy?
    The European Union Trust Fund for Africa: what implications for future EU development policy?

    Castillejo, Clare (2017)

    The European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) is a central part of the EU’s engagement in the area of migration policy. The paper reviews what the EUTF has achieved since it was established at the Valletta Summit in Malta in November 2015.

  6. Post-conflict societies: chances for peace and types of international support
    Post-conflict societies: chances for peace and types of international support

    Fiedler, Charlotte / Karina Mroß (2017)

    Recurring violence haunts many countries that have experienced a civil war. What types of international support do they receive and what are their chances to sustain peace? This briefing paper analyses new data on peacebuilding efforts in 29 countries that have experienced a civil war.

  7. New opportunities for EU-China-Africa trilateral cooperation on combatting climate change
    New opportunities for EU-China-Africa trilateral cooperation on combatting climate change

    Demissie, Alexander / Moritz Weigel (2017)

    The EU's focus on cooperation with China, China's growing engagement with Africa, and African countries' climate commitments under the Paris Agreement open new opportunities for trilateral cooperation. This paper argues that initial cooperation could focus on supporting renewable energy development.

  8. Introducing results-based approaches in agriculture: challenges and lessons learnt
    Introducing results-based approaches in agriculture: challenges and lessons learnt

    Janus, Heiner / Sarah Holzapfel (2017)

    This Briefing Paper analyses the opportunities and challenges of applying results-based approaches in the agricultural sector. We review three pilot projects and apply the five rural worlds concept by the OECD to analyse targeting in the pilot programmes and interlinkages between population groups.

  9. Expanding oil palm cultivation in Indonesia: changing local water cycles raises risks of droughts and floods
    Expanding oil palm cultivation in Indonesia: changing local water cycles raises risks of droughts and floods

    Merten, Jennifer / Alexander Röll / Surya Tarigan / Dirk Hölscher / Jonas Hein (2017)

    Oil palm cultivation is expanding rapidly across the globe. Current discussions on ecological impacts focus on the destruction of forests, greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss. Little attention has been paid to concerns that oil palm expansion has severe impacts on local water resources.

  10. Green bonds: taking off the rose-coloured glasses
    Green bonds: taking off the rose-coloured glasses

    Berensmann, Kathrin / Florence Dafe / Miriam Kautz / Nannette Lindenberg (2016)

    Green bonds have been hailed as a key instrument of climate finance. They have, however, also a number of challenges. In order to address them and realise the potential of green bonds to finance sustainable development, it will be crucial to design an appropriate governance framework.