Kategorie: Research and policy advice

Investment Facilitation Index presented at WTO Public Forum

Axel Berger presented the new Investment Facilitation Index (IFI) at the Public Forum of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 10 and 11 October 2019 in Geneva. The index maps the adoption of investment facilitation measures at domestic level and serves as a basis for future research on the economic benefits and costs of an…

Access to health insurance reduces child labour

In cooperation with the World Bank, Christoph Strupat, researcher in programme „Transformation of Economic and Social Systems“ at DIE, examined the effects of nationwide health insurance in Ghana. The authors show that there were not only savings in individual health expenditures, but that health insurance also makes a significant contribution to reducing child labour and…

DIE contributes to Coalition for Urban Transition Global Report

On 22 September, the Coalition for Urban Transitions Global Report 2019 entitled „Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity: How national governments can achieve shared prosperity and tackle climate change through transforming cities“ was presented in New York, just in time for the SDG Summit. DIE is one of the institutions supporting the report and Tilman Altenburg is…

Study on sustainably produced textiles

On 9 September, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) gave the go-ahead for the „Green Button“, a publicly endorsed textile label for sustainably produced textiles. At a press conference Minister Gerd Müller presented the study conducted by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) on social and ecological…