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Policy Brief: Attitudes towards Development Policy in the Context of the War against Ukraine

  • Dr Helge Zille
  • Dr Alexandra Gödderz
  • Dr Sebastian H. Schneider
  • Dr Martin Bruder

Russia launched its war of aggression against Ukraine in February 2022. Global prices for energy and foodstuffs rose in part dramatically. Against this backdrop, the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) has explored three questions based on a representative
survey conducted by the Development Engagement Lab (DEL) in October 2022:
1. How does public perception of the state of the German economy correlate with approval for DC?
2. What attitudes do people have towards various development policy measures in response to the war against Ukraine?
3. How does agreement to such measures differ according to individualsʼ political orientation and assessment of the general state of the economy, and their own, personal economic situation and income?

Bibliographical information

  • Zille, H., A. Gödderz, S. H. Schneider and M. Bruder (2023), Attitudes towards Development Policy in the Context of the War against Ukraine, DEval Policy Brief 9/2023, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Instruments and structures of development cooperation Fragility and conflict Germany Policy Briefs

Policy Brief: Entwicklungspolitische Einstellungen im Kontext des Krieges gegen die Ukraine

  • Dr Helge Zille
  • Dr Alexandra Gödderz
  • Dr Sebastian H. Schneider
  • Dr Martin Bruder

Im Februar 2022 begann Russland seinen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine. In der Folge sind die Weltmarktpreise für Energie und Lebensmittel teils drastisch gestiegen. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat das Deutsche Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval) auf der Basis einer repräsentativen Umfrage des Development Engagement Labs
(DEL) aus dem Oktober 2022 drei Fragen untersucht:
1. Wie hängen die Wahrnehmung der wirtschaftlichen Lage Deutschlands und die Zustimmung zur Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zusammen?
2. Welche Einstellungen hat die Bevölkerung zu verschiedenen entwicklungspolitischen Maßnahmen in Reaktion auf den Krieg gegen die Ukraine?
3. Wie unterscheidet sich die Zustimmung zu den Maßnahmen in Abhängigkeit von politischer Orientierung, Einschätzung der allgemeinen und persönlichen wirtschaftlichen Lage und Einkommen?

Bibliographical information

  • Zille, H., A. Gödderz, S. H. Schneider und M. Bruder (2023), Entwicklungspolitische Einstellungen im Kontext des Krieges gegen die Ukraine, DEval Policy Brief 9/2023, Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval), Bonn.
Instruments and structures of development cooperation Fragility and conflict Germany Policy Briefs

Meta-evaluation on the Quality of (Project)Evaluations in German Development Cooperation

  • Dr Kerstin Guffler
  • Laura Kunert
  • Marian Wittenberg
  • Dr Nico Herforth

The cross-organisational meta-evaluation examines project evaluations of eleven governmental and non-governmental organisations in Germany that were (co-)funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). This meta-evaluation analyses their understanding of quality in evaluations and their application of internationally recognised quality standards, especially the OECD-DAC and DeGEval standards. It also analyses factors linked to the application of the quality standards.

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Bibliographical information

  • Guffler, K., L. Kunert, M. Wittenberg and N. Herforth (2022), Meta-evaluation on the Quality of (Project)Evaluations in German Development Cooperation, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Instruments and structures of development cooperation Methods and standards Germany Reports

Forced Migration, Aid Effectiveness, and the Humanitarian–Development Nexus

  • Dr Stefan Leiderer
  • Helge Roxin

Bridging the gap between humanitarian assistance and development cooperation has been a contentious issue in academia and development practice for decades. Drawing on an evaluation of Germany’s ‘Partnership for Prospects’ initiative, this paper argues that, whilst the supplement of ‘peacebuilding’ to the nexus (humanitarian–development–peacebuilding [HDP] nexus) brought an important context factor into the discussion in an environment of conflict, it is only of marginal help in a context of forced migration to neighbouring countries of a given conflict. For the context of host countries of refugees in a protracted crisis, it is more relevant that host countries show ownership and reliability in their policies to create long-term perspectives for refugees. These policies in turn need to be embedded in reliable rules (polity) and negotiation processes (politics) in host countries. Consequently, the paper suggests that a ‘HD–Triple-P’ nexus would take the necessary political dimension into account more adequately. However, it might also mark the boundary as to what development politics can achieve.

Bibliographical information

  • Leiderer, S., Roxin, H. (2023). Forced migration, aid effectiveness, and the humanitarian–development nexus, UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2023/69
Fragility and conflict External Publications

Who Supports Feminist Development Policy?

  • Dr Sebastian H. Schneider
  • Dr Alexandra Gödderz
  • Dr Helge Zille

In December 2021, the new German federal government announced a feminist foreign policy in its coalition agreement. This concept aims at strengthening the rights, representation and resources of women and marginalised groups, and at fostering the recognition of diversity. In the same vein, Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) announced its plans to pursue a feminist development policy. While the German government considered this an innovation and a timely contribution to global gender equality, criticism emerged instantly, for example, by the party whip of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) faction, Friedrich Merz, in the Bundestag.

Turning to feminist development policy specifically, opinion polls indicate that the general public, on average, has a sceptical perception of this concept. What remains unclear is who supports a feminist development policy.Against this backdrop, we analyse survey data from January 2023 to find out what role political orientation, gender and awareness of the concept play in explaining public support for Germany’s feminist development policy.

Bibliographical information

  • Schneider, S. H., Gödderz, A., Zille, H., Sassenhagen, N. (2023): Who supports feminist development policy? Evidence from Germany, in: European Journal of Politics and Gender (early view) https://doi.org/10.1332/251510821X16877942994234
Instruments and structures of development cooperation Germany External Publications

Wirkt weltwärts? Wie Freiwillige sich verändern und zum entwicklungspolitischen Lernen in Deutschland beitragen

  • Dr Jan Tobias Polak
  • Laura Scheinert
  • Dr Kerstin Guffler
  • Dr Martin Bruder

Entwicklung“ global zu denken, wird immer wichtiger: Zum einen nimmt die Diskussion entwicklungspolitischer Fragestellungen in der deutschen Gesellschaft zu; zum anderen hat die Weltgemeinschaft universal geltende Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung formuliert. Dadurch wächst die Bedeutung entwicklungspolitischer Bildungsarbeit. Hier kommt dem entwicklungspolitischen Freiwilligendienst weltwärts eine besondere Rolle zu: Erstens zielt er darauf ab, junge Erwachsene durch einen pädagogisch begleiteten Freiwilligendienst in einem Partnerland der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zu global solidarischem und verantwortungsbewusstem Handeln zu befähigen. Zweitens sollen die Rückkehrenden ihre Erfahrungen weitergeben und so einen Beitrag zur entwicklungspolitischen Bildungsarbeit in Deutschland leisten. Das Deutsche Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval) evaluierte die weltwärts-Nord-Süd-Komponente von Januar 2016 bis Dezember 2017.

Bibliographical information

  • Polak, J.T., Scheinert, L., Guffler, K. & Bruder, M. (2018), "Wirkt weltwärts? Wie Freiwillige sich verändern und zum entwicklungspolitischen Lernen in Deutschland beitragen", Voluntaris, (6)2, 264-269.
Instruments and structures of development cooperation External Publications
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