Global Governance

The initiative aims to inform the international debates on the global governance of sustainable development and development assistance.

The main issues addressed will particularly concern:

  • prospects for changes in the global economic and financial governance framework, based particularly on the analysis of needs and financing capacities in developing countries in general and emerging countries in particular;
  • the conditions under which development assistance policies are coordinated within a context marked by the arrival of new actors (new donor countries, private funds, global funds) and by a certain kind of re-politicisation of bilateral aid policies;
  • the interactions between the different facets of global governance, especially the growing linkages between objectives concerning climate commitments, trade liberalisation negotiations and issues relating to intellectual property rights for developed and emerging countries.


Recent publications
The New York Summits: a complex but essential political momentum Sébastien Treyer

Each component of this series is essential for the others. And it is this coherency that will maintain the political message of these negotiations: each country must design its own development model transformation pathway to simultaneously achieve all of the objectives (climate, biodiversity, inequality reduction…) but given the scale of the challenges in all of […]

The UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit and the Climate Action Summit, New York, 23-25 September 2019 Elisabeth Hege, David Levaï

Key Findings The United Nations (UN) High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 24-25 September 2019 is a one-and-a-halfday event that for the first time since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes place under the auspices of the UN General Assembly (GA). This special event, called the SDG Summit, will be a litmus […]

Getting on to the right (emissions) path: an adequacy assessment framework and its application within the EU Nicolas Berghmans, Marta Torres Gunfaus, Henri Waisman, COP21 RIPPLES …

Key Messages We are not on track to meet the Paris Agreement mitigation goals: the challenge is to better understand the nature of this gap and to feed political discussions at all relevant levels and across these different levels on how to address it. Studies on general abatement potentials or theoretical economic assessments have played […]

EU and India Leaders’ meeting: tapping the large potential for cooperation on climate action Ritu Ahuja, Alexandra Deprez, Abhishek Kaushik, Mekhala Sastry, Lola Vallejo

The EU is one of the most committed world regions for climate mitigation, with domestic legislation that sets into law the objective of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, and an emissions GHG reduction target of 55% (as compared to 1990 levels) by 2030. India too has instated key ambitious programs including that of renewable energy […]

Advancing the human development frontier at the Leader’s Summit on Climate Elisabeth Hege

 The Human Development Report (HDR) is a flagship publication by the UN Development Programme and the fact that it puts the Anthropocene at the heart of its most recent report is not trivial. “It is people, not trees, whose future choices have to be protected” affirmed the first Human Development Report, published in 1990. So, […]

High-seas fish biodiversity is slipping through the governance net Guillermo Ortu…, Daniel C. Dunn, Matthew Gianni, Kristina Gjerde, Glen Wright, Patrick Halpin

Citation Guillermo Ortuño Crespo, Daniel C. Dunn, Matthew Gianni, Kristina Gjerde, Glen Wright & Patrick N. Halpin  Abstract States at the United Nations have begun negotiating a new treaty to strengthen the legal regime for marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Failure to ensure the full scope of fish biodiversity is covered could result […]

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Recent events
May 29, 2018 - Maxime Menuet (LEO, Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans)

Does public debt secure social peace? A diversionary theory of public debt management [PDF]Abstract: This paper develops a new analysis of the strategic use of public debt. Contrary to the usual view that politicians can use public debt to tie the hands of their successors, we show that an incumbent government can take advantage of […]

May 3, 2018 - 4th Workshop on the Economics of Migration

 Nuremberg The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) organizes with Centre for Population Change and CERDI, the 4th Workshop on the Economics of Migration to be held in Nuremberg in May 2018. Ph.D. Students and young researchers are invited to submit their paper before January 31, 2018. Three keynotes speakers will present their last research: Flore Gubert […]

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