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Implementing the 2030 Agenda in Tanzania: towards a participatory, inclusive and knowledge-driven agenda

In Tanzania, the national planning horizon coincided with the start of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In order to facilitate the implementation of SDGs in Tanzania, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) and the Ministry of Finance coordinated a brainstorming process to discuss requirements for a succesful implementation, like the involvement of local actors, mobilization of funding and investments in capacities for monitoring and evaluation.

Africa: Continent of possibilites

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Africa: Continent of possibilites

Migration and cash flows demonstrate the lack of confidence that many African societies have in their economic and political systems. If this problem is to be solved, development cooperation actors need to work with the private sector and strengthen civil society structures in order to gradually work themselves out of a job.




Die Zukunft der multilateralen Entwicklungsbanken: Handlungsoptionen für Deutschland

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Entwicklungsbanken als Katalysatoren

2016 gab es ein „SDG-Lieferversprechen“ von zehn multilateralen Entwicklungsbanken und dem IWF. Die kommende Bundesregierung sollte die entsprechenden Institutionen in den nächsten Jahren an ihre Versprechen erinnern und womöglich in die Pflicht nehmen.

How the G20 can deal with Trump’s Chinese currency complaints in Baden-Baden

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Trump still aims to designate China as a currency manipulator

Last week in an interview with Reuters, U.S. President Trump labelled the Chinese as “grand champions at manipulation of currency”, indicating he has not fully backtracked from his campaign promise to designate China as a ‘currency manipulator’ on ‘day one’ of his Presidency. The position of Washington on this topic has not exactly been crystal clear, however, with the new U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, announcing on the same day as Trump’s comment that the Treasury was in fact still going through the formal process of analysing Chinese currency practices, and that no judgements would be made prior to the completion of that process.

Trust and Leadership: G20 needs to step up its efforts

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We need responsive and responsible leaders.

Recent elections in both emerging and developed countries have shown that a growing proportion of our citizenry is discontent with the political establishment, as populist causes have gained support in many parts of the world. Trust in politicians and public institution is eroding. For too long, we have ignored these trends.