Capitalising on multilateral momentum – the United Nations and the 2030 Agenda
by Baumann, Max-Otto / Silke Weinlich (2015)
The Current Column of 07 September 2015

SDGs and debt sustainability: an empty promise?
by Berensmann, Kathrin / Maren Buchholtz (2015)
The Current Column of 16 March 2015

The global post-2015 agenda: Homework for the G7
by Berensmann, Kathrin / Silke Weinlich (2015)
The Current Column of 08 April 2015

The G-7 and the post-2015 process: role and deliverables
by Berensmann, Kathrin / Silke Weinlich (2015)
Briefing Paper 5/2015

The challenge for 2015: ensuring global development within planetary guard rails
by Brandi, Clara / Dirk Messner (2015)
The Current Column of 9 February 2015

Post-2015: recharging governance of United Nations development
by Helgason, Kristinn Sv. / Silke Weinlich (2015)
Briefing Paper 6/2015

Translating an ambitious vision into global transformation: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development
by Loewe, Markus / Nicole Rippin (eds.) (2015)
Discussion Paper 7/2015

2030 agenda for sustainable development – how relevant will it be?
by Scholz, Imme (2015)
The Current Column of 22 September 2015

The 2030 Agenda has been adopted and will now be implemented
by Scholz, Imme (2015)
The Current Column of 30 September 2015

Post 2015: making migration work for sustainable development
by Schraven, Benjamin / Niels Keijzer / Anna Knoll (2013)
Briefing Paper 21/2013

Financing for Development

Addis Ababa: a one-time opportunity
by Berensmann, Kathrin (2015)
The Current Column of 13 July 2015

Addis Ababa: Trying to square the circle, or – how to share responsibilities in an unequal world
by Bracho, Gerardo / Christine Hackenesch / Silke Weinlich (2015)
The Current Column of 21 July 2015

Financing global development: The potential of trade finance
by Brandi, Clara / Birgit Schmitz (2015)
Briefing Paper 10/2015

Financing global development: The role of central banks
by Dafe, Florence/Ulrich Volz (2015)
Briefing Paper 8/2015

Financing Global Development: The BRICS New Development Bank
by Griffith-Jones, Stephany (2015)
Briefing Paper 13/2015

Post-2015: the international battle against tax fraud and evasion
by von Haldenwang, Christian / Uwe Kerkow (2013)
Briefing Paper 16/2013

Greater mobilisation of domestic revenue in developing countries – a key issue for the post-2015 agenda
by von Haldenwang, Christian / Armin von Schiller (2015)
The Current Column of 2 February 2015

Financing global development: What role for official development assistance?
by Keijzer, Niels / Stephan Klingebiel (2015)
Briefing Paper 7/2015

Combining finance and policies to implement a transformative post-2015 development agenda
by Overseas Development Institute (ODI) / European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) / German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik) (GDI/DIE) / University of Athens (Department of Economics, Division of International Economics and Development) / Southern Voice Network (2015)
European Report on Development (ERD) 2015

No major step forward on development finance without strong countries taking the lead
by Wolff, Peter (2015)
The Current Column of 24 July 2015

Democratic Governance / Democratization / State Fragility

Understanding regime support in new and old democracies: the role of performance and democratic experience
by Camacho, Luis A. (2014)
Discussion Paper 10/2014

Foreign aid and the fragile consensus on state fragility
by Faust, Jörg / Jörn Grävingholt / Sebastian Ziaja (2013)
Discussion Paper 8/2013

Supporting democracy abroad: an assessment of leading powers
by Faust, Jörg / Julia Leininger (2014)
Washington D.C.: Freedom House

Towers of strength in turbulent times? Assessing the effectiveness of international support to peace and democracy in Kenya and Kyrgyzstan in the aftermath of interethnic violence
by Fiedler, Charlotte (2015)
Discussion Paper 6/2015

Let’s get comprehensive: European Union engagement in fragile and conflict-affected countries
by Furness, Mark (2014)
Discussion Paper 5/2014

Struggling for stability: international support for peace and democracy in post-civil war Nepal
by Grävingholt, Jörn / Lennart Bendfeldt / Linda Berk / Yvonne Blos / Charlotte Fiedler / Karina Mroß (2013)
Discussion Paper 27/2013

Conflicting objectives in democracy promotion: avoiding blueprint traps and incomplete democratic transitions
by Leininger, Julia / Sebastian Ziaja (2014)
Briefing Paper 11/2014

The fragile road towards peace and democracy: insights on the effectiveness of international support to post-conflict Burundi
by Mroß, Karina (2015)
Discussion Paper 3/2015

The AFI Approach: A New Model for International Cooperation
by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Since its official launch at the first Global Policy Forum in Nairobi, Kenya in 2009, AFI has reached impressive milestones, but never rested on ist laurels. With its South-South peer learning approach and truly member-driven governance, AFI has attracted financial inclusion policymakers from around the globe since the very beginning, and grown quickly both in terms of members and services. The purpose of this paper is to unpack the essentials of the AFI approach and identify the keys to its success.

Governance of global transformation: a contribution to the discussion
Governance globaler Transformation: Ein Beitrag zur Diskussion

by Dr. Albrecht Stockmayer
The paper analyses how the framework of global governance and thus the settings of our advisory services have evolved in the light of global challenges. It brings together the debate on transformation (which was our main focus at the last Sector Days in 2013) with the opportunities and challenges we face within the setting of global governance. It also raises some crucial points on how our work will be shaped by the impacts of global developments in the future.
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Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” The new Sustainable developments Goals will be formally adopted in September at the Sustainable Development Summit at the UN Headquarters in New York. Read the full document here:

A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development
The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 2013

Governing the World without World Government: States, Societies and Institutions interact in many ways
by Michael Zürn
Global issues call for globally coordinated governance. A diverse and still only partial system of global governance is developing by interaction between national governments, international institutions, and non-state actors. Efficient global governance can reach deep into national societies. Given the lack of coordination, legitimacy, and equity in global governance, resistance is growing; international politics is being politicized.

Globalization and global politics
by Anthony McGrew
Globalization is a long-term historical process that denotes the growing intensity of worldwide interconnectedness: in short, a ‘shrinking world’. It is, however, a highly uneven process such that far from creating a more cooperative world it is also a significant source of global friction, instability, enmity, and conflict. Whilst it has important consequences for the power and autonomy of national governments, it by no means prefigures the demise of the nation-state or of geopolitics. Rather, globalization is associated with significant transformations in world politics, the most significant of which are the focus of this chapter. In particular a conceptual shift in our thinking is required to grasp fully the nature of these transformations.

The UN and Global Governance: Do Ideas Alone Help?
by Sagarika Dutt
In the absence of a world government to determine codes of conduct and regulate relations between states, multilateral approaches are needed to solve global problems. The UN provides an institutional framework for policy formulation and decision making at the international level. However, policies need to be underpinned by ideas and norms and the intellectual history of the UN suggests that the organisation is the source of many ideas that
have led to human progress. For example, the concept of human rights and ideas about social and economic development and environmental sustainability have guided the UN’s work in different countries. But there are gaps in global governance including normative, policy, institutional and compliance gaps that together with a deficiency of resources could undermine the global effort to implement the UN’s ideas for creating a more peaceful and just world.

International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance
by Margaret P. Karns and Karen A. Mingst
There is a wide variety of international policy problems that require governance. Sometimes the need is truly global in scope as with terrorism, financial markets, HIV/AIDS and other public health threats, climate change, and weapons of mass destruction. In other cases, the governance problem is specific to a region of the world or group of countries, as with the need to manage a major river system such as the Danube, Rhine, or Mekong that flows through several countries, or a regional sea such as the Mediterranean. But what do we mean by governance and is the need for global governance increasing?

Global Civil Society: The Progress of Post-Westphalian Politics
by John S. Dryzek
Despite lingering ambiguity surrounding the concept, global civil society is acclaimed by those who think they belong to it, and validated by international governmental organizations seeking legitimation for their activities. Its enthusiasts believe global civil society presages a more congenial kind of politics that transcends the system of sovereign states. Its critics deride its unrepresentativeness and complicity in established power relations. The critics can be answered by more subtle accounts of representation and by highlighting contestatory practices. Appreciation of the promise and perils of global civil society requires moving beyond preconceptions rooted in dated ideas about civil society and democracy as they allegedly function within states. Irrespective of the sophistication of such post-Westphalian moves, global civil society remains contested terrain, involving interconnected political and intellectual disputes. International relations theory proves less useful than it should be in clarifying what is at stake. Democratic theory can be brought to bear, and this encounter sheds new light on what democracy itself can entail.

What is Global Governance?
by Lawrence S. Finkelstein
Does global mean what has been signified by international, interstate, intergovernmental, or even, often, transnational? If so, why not use one of those terms, instead of choosing a more ambiguous one? Evidently, something else is intended. That intention reflects the great changes that have been occurring both in the dynamics of relations in the world of states and in understandings of those dynamics.

Global Governance as a Perspective on World Politics
by Klaus Dingwerth and Philipp Pattberg
In one of the first issues of Global Governance, Larry Finkelstein observed that “‘Global Governance’ appears to be virtually anything.” A decade later, the concept of global governance has become ever more popular—and confusion about its meaning ever greater. While we do think that some flexibility in the use of concepts is both theoretically desirable and practically unavoidable, we believe that the current disarray is a hindrance to more fruitful discussions and to the goal of developing more coherent theories of global governance. We therefore argue that a more careful use of the term global governance is necessary to overcome the current confusion spawned by the variation in uses of the concept.


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