Policies, Institutions, and Progress for Global Inclusive Development

Policies, Institutions, and Progress for Global Inclusive Development

Under this topic, research is directed towards the following questions: How can the international community reconnect and reboot global inclusive development (GID), through both existing and new international, national, regional, and sub-regional institutions? Which policy ideas might help reduce inequality and generate shared prosperity? How can civil society players cooperate with state institutions and markets?

Measuring the progress of societies: Alternatives to GDP 

During the 1990s under the Washington Consensus, ways of measuring different dimensions of society began to be reviewed: poverty (with multiple methodologies), inequality (with...

The Turkish elections and the Kurdish issue

On 24 June 2018, snap presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Turkey. Only one round of voting was needed: the incumbent President Recep...

Germany, quo vadis?

With the German national soccer team falling out of the World Cup’s first round, a streak of luck that lasted for more than two...

After the US-North Korea summit: Not all quiet on the nuclear front

While the agreement that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un reached in Singapore de-escalated the situation between the two countries in the immediate term, it...
Western Balkans

The EU and the Western Balkans: A region of opportunities, not only of risks

Over recent years, the EU agenda and policy debate on the Western Balkans seem to have been in a conundrum. On one hand, the...

Is a solution for managing migration finally here?

Migration has become a hallmark of the 21st century. It is a topic that, according to International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Director General William...

Is the G7 now G6 vs. G1?

On 8-9 June 2018, the leaders of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, France, and Italy gathered at a La Malbec resort...
Sunset clouds

Vision and heart do matter: The spirit of freedom and cooperation

Whether coincident or not, the G7 and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit (SCO) took place almost on the same day in Quebec, Canada and Qingdao,...
life expectancy, mortality, alcohol consumption, Russia, Soviet Union, communism, transition, transformation, economics, divorce, depopulation, stress, Eastern Europe

Mortality and life expectancy in post-communist countries

The transition to the market economy and democracy in Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union countries in the 1990s caused a dramatic increase in...

The president, the professor, and the resolution of the Italian political crisis

Despite probably being the single most widely criticised act by an Italian President, Sergio Mattarella´s veto on 27 May, which had resulted in postponing...

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