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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Furness, Mark / Heiner Janus / Stephan Klingebiel (2013)
The post-2015 global development framework provides an opportunity to reconsider the European Union’s potential role as a global actor for the coming decades. The EU should aspire to fulfil a post-2015 role that goes beyond traditional development assistance.
This briefing paper explores international commitment to achieving universal access to modern energy services by 2030. It highlights the need to move beyond equating energy access with grid connection and consider the wider context and constraints within which energy access initiatives are pursued.
On 27 February the European Commission presented a proposal for a joint European Union position for a post-2015 framework on global development. This Briefing Paper analyses the EU's engagement in three past international negotiations and presents five lessons learned.
Boltz, Frederick / Will R. Turner / Frank Wugt Larsen / Imme Scholz / Alejandro Guarin (2013)
The post-2015 global development agenda should build on sustainable development goals which integrate environmental, social and economic concerns. This is a complex but worthwhile endeavour, as oversimplified goals will not be fit to the task at hand.
Brandi, Clara / Carmen Richerzhagen / Katharina M.K. Stepping (2013)
The post-2015 agenda should reflect the importance of water, energy and land and their interrelatedness, the resource nexus. Goals of a new development agenda have to mirror the different dimensions of sustainable development, accomplish coherence across the goals and be universal in nature.
The issue of how to frame EU development policy with middle-income countries (MICs) is an unresolved debate at the EU level. This paper examines the differentiation debate and argues for a strategic EU approach to respond to changing patterns of poverty and global development challenges.
Health conditions in the recipient country are not the only decisive factor for the provision of health assistance. The decision pattern of donors has not remarkably changed after the definition of international health objectives. Future health objectives should reflect inter-sectoral reciprocities.