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The paper investigates on how elements of post-development approaches are reflected in current policy initiatives (German feminist development policy, locally led development approach and Global Public Investment) and what potential they have to reform international development cooperation.
This paper explores the effect of globalisation on social cohesion outcomes and reviews its underlying mechanisms. Evidence points towards substantial losses in cohesion following negative globalisation changes, altering cohesion through absolute and relative changes in employment and expenditure.
Gronen, Maria Elisabeth / Yannick Sudermann (2023)
Discussion Paper, 4/2023
In the past, urban issues were largely absent from the G7 agenda. Yet, in 2022, the Urban 7, a recently founded group of city associations managed to influence the first ever G7 ministerial meeting on sustainable urban development, even without being mandated as an official engagement group.
What determines the use of evidence by national development agencies, and whose evidence matters most? Pablo Yanguas explores these important questions in a new IDOS Discussion Paper. He argues that institutionalisation and entrepreneurship play critical roles in centering policy making on evidence.
Mühlberger, Wolfgang (2023)
Discussion Paper, 1/2023
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between state and society in Iraq. The analysis situates the social contract concept in the Iraqi context and explores ist implications for state-society relations.
Global autocratization requires a shift in democracy promotion. This paper addresses this need by developing a concept of support and protection of democracy. Coupling this with six phases of regime change, it provides first insights into the political conditions for effective democracy promotion.
Leininger, Julia / Armin von Schiller / Christoph Strupat / Daniele Malerba (2022)
Discussion Paper, 20/2022
Social cohesion and the coverage of social protection schemes influenced governments’ decisions about the stringency of COVID-19 containment policies in 2020 in Africa. State containment policies were more stringent in less cohesive societies if they already had social protection schemes in place.
This study uses panel household survey data collected in two rounds in Zambia to analyse some agro-ecological and socio-economic impacts of the outgrower programme of one of the largest agricultural investment in Zambia, Amatheon Agri Zambia Limited (AAZ).
Walle, Yabibal M. (2022)
Discussion Paper, 18/2022
What are the macro-level determinants of social cohesion? New evidence based on a panel of 92 countries for the period 1990-2020 shows that education, government size, globalisation and economic development promote social cohesion, while inflation, corruption and income inequality undermine it.