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Earmarked funding for multilateral development cooperation: asset and impediment

Max-Otto Baumann & Erik Lundsgaarde
Multilateral cooperation means that states can collectively achieve more than they can through individual and bilateral efforts alone. Multilateral organisations are important instruments for this: they have a greater geographic and thematic reach, operate at a larger scale and stand for multilateral norms and values. Funding provides an important basis for multilateral development cooperation – only with sufficient core funding at their disposal can multilaterals effectively and independently perform the functions member states expect. This...

With or without you: how the G20 could advance global action towards climate-friendly sustainable development

Steffen Bauer, Axel Berger & Gabriela Iacobuta
With a collective responsibility for 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions, while representing 80% of global wealth, it is imperative that the countries of the G20 throw their weight behind the implementation of both the Paris Climate Agree-ment and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the past, the G20 has demonstrated that it can do that. The G20 Summit in November 2015 in Antalya, Turkey, provided strong support for the climate agreement signed a...

The preserving effect of social protection on social cohesion in times of the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from Kenya

Christoph Strupat
Discussion Paper

EU development policy as a crisis-response tool? Prospects and challenges for linking the EU’s COVID-19 response to the green transition

Svea Koch, Ina Friesen & Niels Keijzer
This paper assesses the preferences of EU institutions and member states for the Union’s development policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing both the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss and the exacerbating socio-economic inequalities requires a response that links the short-term recovery of the pandemic with longer-term socio-ecological transformations. Our findings show that the EU and its member states have mainly responded to that challenge through Team Europe and Team Europe Initiatives. While...

Investment facilitation for development: a new route to global investment governance

Axel Berger, Sebastian Gsell & Zoryana Olekseyuk
While global investment needs are enormous in order to bolster the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, developing countries are often excluded from global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows. Beyond economic fundamentals like market size, infrastructure and labour, the impediments to FDI in developing countries relate to the predictability, transparency and ease of the regulatory environment. In contrast, tax incentives and international investment agreements (IIAs) have been found to be less important (World...

EU budget reform: opportunities and challenges for Global Sustainable Development

Christine Hackenesch, Julian Bergmann, Niels Keijzer & Svea Koch
With the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the EU will define not only the financial but also the political priorities until 2030. Which political objectives the EU intends to pursue in the future will therefore be a key issue during the MFF negotiations. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the EU played a key role in shaping, should guide this debate.
In terms of EU domestic...

Supporting peace after civil war: what kind of international engagement can make a difference?

Charlotte Fiedler, Jörn Grävingholt & Karina Mross
peacekeeping can be an effective instrument in maintaining peace, but little systematic knowledge exists on the roles that other types of peace support can play. International peacebuilding encompasses a broad range of activities beyond peacekeeping. It includes non-military support to increase security through disarmament, demobilisation, the reintegration (DDR) of former combatants, as well as security sector reform (SSR) and demining; support for governance to strengthen political institutions and state capacity; support for socioeconomic development to...

How addressing divisions on African migration inside the EU can strengthen transnational development

Irene Schöfberger
Intense negotiations about migration management policies are taking place inside the European Union (EU), and between the EU and African states. Although these two negotiation processes are often analysed separately, they are actually interlinked. Drawing on interviews with representatives of European and African states and regional organisations as well as on policy analysis, this Briefing Paper argues that negotiations inside the EU restrict EU-Africa cooperation on migration in two ways: first, by transmitting a strengthened...

What are the distributional implications of climate policies? Recent evidence from developing countries

Daniele Malerba
To avoid catastrophic effects on natural and human systems, bold action needs to be taken rapidly to mitigate climate change. Despite this urgency, the currently implemented and planned climate mitigation policies are not sufficient to meet the global targets set in Paris in 2015. One reason for their current inadequate rollout is their perceived negative distributional effects: by increasing the price of goods, climate mitigation policies may increase both poverty and inequality. In addition, they...

Identity and discourse within diverse international networks: the Managing Global Governance network seen through the lenses of thematic oral history

J. Carlos Domínguez
The MGG Programme is an innovative and ambitious initiative implemented by the German Development Institute (DIE) with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Although the scope and objectives have changed since it was launched in 2007, there is a clear vision that summarises its overarching goals: to construct a network that functions as an effective, high-quality, knowledge-based cooperation system for promoting global governance and sustainable development in the...

The EU-UNDP partnership and added value in EU development cooperation

Erik Lundsgaarde
European Union (EU) funding for United Nations (UN) organisations has expanded significantly over the last two decades. The EU’s partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is an important example of EU-UN cooperation, and UNDP was the fourth-largest UN recipient of European Commission funds in 2018. Against the backdrop of UN and EU reforms that aim to strengthen multilateralism and promote more integrated development cooperation approaches, this paper outlines priority areas in EU-UNDP cooperation...

Approaches for supporting smallholders in the Global South: contentious issues, experiences, syntheses

Theo Rauch & Michael Brüntrup
There is a widely held consensus that it will not be possible to feed the world without the help of the smallholders of Africa, Latin America and Asia, who number up to 570 million farms or 2 billion people. Given the sheer size of this figure alone, the sustainable development of smallholder farming will be key to achieving a range of other sustainability goals.
Debate rages over how smallholder households in low- and middle-income...

Shaping the patterns of aid allocation: a comparative analysis of seven bilateral donors and the European Union

Rena Melis Baydag, Stephan Klingebiel & Paul Marschall
Partner country selection is one of the key elements of development policy. It lies at the centre of the development policy decision-making of donor countries and institutions, and plays a significant role in shaping the patterns of official development assistance (ODA) allocation. The existing literature on ODA allocation has either a focus on how it should be (normatively) organised, on which determinants are (ex post) responsible for aid flows by using regression analysis looking for...

Digitalisation in the lives of urban migrants: evidence from Bogota

Charles P. Martin-Shields, Sonia Camacho, Rodrigo Taborda & Constantin Ruhe
As increased migration, particularly to urban centres, and digitalisation play a greater role in development cooperation, more research on how these phenomena interact will become critical. Information communication technologies (ICTs) offer pathways for potentially making it easier for migrants to settle in, whether it be through e-government programmes or by accessing social networks that can help in finding housing and work.
To better understand how ICTs fit into urban migrants’ lives, we gathered new...

Enabling factors for cooperation in the climate negotiations: a comparative analysis of Copenhagen 2009 and Paris 2015

Maximilian Högl
Discussion Paper

Never-ending reformism from above and dissatisfaction from below: the paradox of Moroccan post-Spring politics

Francesco Cavatorta & Merone Fabio
For scholars, policy-makers and casual observers, there is no doubt that Morocco has undergone an impressive transformation process since Mohammed VI came to power in 1999. The country projects an image of liberal-democratic modernity and socio-economic progress that the international community is happy to go along with. But at the heart of Moroccan modernization lies a glaring paradox: despite two decades of reforms, the dissatisfaction of ordinary citizens with the way the system works has...

Reposicionar al UNDS, ¿pero dónde? – Propuestas para estar a la altura de los Países de Renta Media

Nils-Sjard Schulz
Después de intensas negociaciones, la Asamblea General ha respaldado la reforma del Sistema de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (UNDS por su sigla en inglés). La mayoría de los actores en Nueva York, incluidos el Secretario General António Guterres y los Embajadores ante las Naciones Unidas, se muestran optimistas de que el UNDS cumplirá con los múltiples atributos que le reclamó la Asamblea General en previas ocasiones (“más estratégico, responsable, transparente, colaborativo, eficiente, eficaz...

Le contrat social: un nouveau concept pour la coopération avec les pays de la région MENA touchés par des conflits

Furness Mark & Houdret Annabelle
Près d’une décennie après le ‘printemps arabe’, les relations entre les États et les sociétés des pays du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique du Nord (région MENA) sont en pleine évolution. Les soulèvements exprimaient un rejet généralisé des contrats sociaux arabes postindépendance, qui reposaient sur la redistribution des rentes générées par l’exploitation de ressources naturelles, ainsi que d’autres formes de transferts et de subventions, en « contrepartie » de l’acceptation de l’autoritarisme politique et économique. Dans plusieurs...

Managing Global Governance (MGG) und freiwillige Nachhaltigkeitsstandards (VSS) – Die Mobilisierung öffentlicher und privater Entscheidungsträger

Ariel Hernandez, Wulf Reiners & Sven Grimm
Freiwillige Nachhaltigkeitsstandards (VSS) bieten nachfragegesteuerte oder marktbasierte Instrumente, die zur Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung beitragen können. Durch seine Aktivitäten mit wesentlichen VSS-Stakeholdern aus Brasilien, China, Indien, Indonesien, Maxiko und Südafrika trägt das Managing Global Governance (MGG) Programm des Deutschen Instituts für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) zur Nutzung des transformativen Potentials der VSS bei.
Dabei sollen Verfahren zur Festsetzung und Überwachung von Standards Auswirkungen auf die (globale) Wertschöpfungskette haben (UNFSS, 2020, S. 1). VSS...

Supporting or thwarting? The influence of EU migration policies on African free movement regimes in West and North-eastern Africa

Clare Castillejo, Eva Dick & Benjamin Schraven
The European Union (EU) approach to migration in Africa has significantly shifted in the last few years. Notably since 2015, it has focused on preventing irregular migration and privileges engagement with the main countries of origin and transit of migrants. In the context of the 2015 Joint Valletta Action Plan (JVAP), a funding instrument – the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) –was created to channel development aid in support of EU interests in...

Strengthening coordination in river basin governance in southern Spain: cooperation, incentives and persuasion

Nora Schütze, Andreas Thiel, Pilar Paneque, Jesús Vargas & Rodrigo Vidaurre
This Briefing Paper presents one of six analyses of cross-sectoral coordination challenges that were conducted as part of the STEER research project and on which separate Briefing Papers are available.
The European Union (EU) Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires member states to achieve a good status for all waters by 2027. Mediterranean countries, including Spain, are facing significant problems of water quantity, which is why one of their main challenges in achieving a good...

Pro-poor climate risk insurance: the role of community-based organisations

Denise Margaret Matias, Raúl Fernández, Marie-Lena Hutfils & Maik Winges
In the face of increasingly frequent extreme weather events, the need to manage climate risk becomes more urgent, especially for the most vulnerable countries and communities. With the aim of reducing vulnerability, climate risk transfer in the form of climate risk insurance (CRI) has been gaining attention in climate policy discussions. When properly designed, CRI acts as a safety net against climate change impacts by providing financial support after an extreme weather event. Two main...

The future of European development finance – institutional reforms for sustainable solutions

Benedikt Erforth & Lennart Kaplan
Climate change, migration flows, security – growing challenges like these are calling for new responses from EU development policy. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 will in itself require additional financial resources of up to USD 2.5 trillion every year in middle- and low-income countries. Although the European Union (EU) and its Member States are already the biggest donors worldwide, the amount of public funds available is not enough to reach the SDGs....

Armutsorientierte Klimarisikoversicherungen: die Rolle von gemeinschaftsbasierten Organisationen (CBOs)

Denise Margaret Matias, Raúl Fernández, Marie-Lena Hutfils & Maik Winges
Angesichts der zunehmenden Wetterextreme, wie Fluten oder Dürren, wird die Frage nach dem Umgang mit Klimarisiken immer dringlicher, vor allem für die am stärksten gefährdeten Länder und Gemeinschaften. Um ihre Verletzlichkeit zu verringern, sind Klimarisikoversicherungen (KRV) zunehmend in den Mittelpunkt klimapolitischer Debatten gerückt. Eine gut konzipierte KRV kann durch finanzielle Unterstützung nach Wetterextremen als eine Art Sicherheitsnetz gegen die Folgen des Klimawandels dienen. Grob zwei Arten von Versicherungsleistungen können unterschieden werden: (traditionelle) Schadenversicherungen und Versicherungen,...

Koordination in der Governance von Flussgebieten in Südspanien stärken: Kooperation, Anreize und Überzeugungsarbeit

Nora Schütze, Andreas Thiel, Pilar Paneque, Jesús Vargas & Rodrigo Vidaurre
Diese Veröffentlichung stellt eine von sechs Analysen sektorenübergreifender Herausforderungen für Wasser-Governance dar, die als Teil des STEER-Forschungsprojekts durchgeführt wurden und deren Resultate in separaten Analysen und Stellungnahmen vorliegen.
Das Ziel der Wasserrahmenrichtlinie (WRRL) der Europäischen Union (EU) ist es einen „guten Zustand“ aller Gewässer bis 2027 zu erreichen. Spanien steht in diesem Zusammenhang vor erheblichen Wasserquantitätsproblemen, weshalb die Einhaltung des ökologischen Mindestwasserbedarfs von Oberflächengewässer sowie die Reduzierung übermäßiger Grundwasserentnahmen eine der größten Herausforderungen ist....

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