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Political Foundations

Development Cooperation between State and Society
Political Foundations are at the nexus of political decisionmakers and civil society. The ideological affiliationof political foundations to specific party familiesallows them to build networks based on trust andcommon values. Through the creation in 2006 ofa transnational cross-party European Network ofPolitical Foundations (ENoP), the Foundationsgained a platform that has enabled them to enterinto dialogue with the EU institutions, contribute topolicy-making and strengthen their overall positionas development actors at the European level.

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Tough challenges

by Sebastian Barnet Fuchs

Germany's political foundations have been promoting good governance for decades. Increasingly, their international programmes are being obstructed by authoritarian regimes.

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Supporting political parties for democracy - food for thought for European actors

by Martin Ängeby, Andrea Ellen Ostheimer, Paulo Afonso, Alba Çako, Gérard Fuchs, Jelmen Haaze, Pauline Kastermans, Antonis Klapsis, Jiří Kozák, Etienne Mifsud, Sebastjan Pikl, Annika Rigö, Anne Schley, Franziska Telschow, Rebecca Wagner

A Policy Paper from the European Network of Political Foundations
In this paper ENoP underlines that support for political parties in third countries is an essential element of democracy support. Political pluralism can only be fostered by going beyond the classical areas of donor engagement such as election support, good governance, human rights and the rule of law.

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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung among top 10 of Western Europe’s best Think Tanks

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been classified by the current “2012 Go To Think Tanks Report” as one of the ten best Think Tanks of Western Europe. In the overall annual report of the most comprehensive rankings of the 150 world’s top think tanks, the KAS can be found at place 33.

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A Proposal for a Way Forward on EU-Japan Cooperation at the Nexus of Security and Development

Results of the KAS-EJARN Project at the Nexus of Security and Development in 2011/2012
Results of the KAS-EJARN Project at the Nexus of Security and Development in 2011/2012

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Power and Prosecution

by Kai Ambos

Challenges and Opportunities for International Criminal Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa
The publication contains the research results of the African Expert Study Group which have been published under the title ‘Power and Prosecution: Challenges and Opportunities for International Criminal Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa’. The Multinational Development Policy Dialogue organized a book launch where representatives of the group from South Africa, Kenya and Rwanda presented their findings and entered into an exchange of views with stakeholders from the ICC, academia as well as the EU Institutions and NATO.

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The Impact of the Crisis on the EU Perspective of the Western Balkans

A joint publication by the Center for European Studies and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

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Forging a balanced partnership - the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan

by Elisabeth Sandfuchs

From 29th November to 1st December the Fourth High-Level Forum (4th HLF) on Aid effectiveness has met in order to review global progress in improving the impact and effectiveness of aid and to discuss and to agree on a new agenda for development. Has the meeting provided a major step towards improving aid effectiveness?

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Auf dem Weg zur Inklusion

by Helmut Reifeld, Maria Michalk, Andrea Ellen Ostheimer, Thomas Birringer, Regina Atalla, Bruno Gaurier, Takashi Hashimoto, Alexander Lysenko, Caroline Gooding, Janet E. Lord

Zur Umsetzung der UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention in den G20-Ländern
Über eine Milliarde Menschen, also etwa 15 Prozent der Weltbevölkerung, müssen mit einer Behinderung leben. Zwischen 110 und 190 Millionen Menschen leben mit schwereren Funktionseinschränkungen. Die UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention rückt die Themen Barrierefreiheit und gleichberechtigte Teilhabe von Menschen mit Behinderung weltweit stärker in den Fokus. Mit dieser Publikation beleuchtet die KAS die Umsetzung der Behindertenrechtskonvention in den G20-Ländern.

Country Reports

Chancen erkennen, Potentiale nutzen, stabile Rahmenbedingungen schaffen

by Andrea Ellen Ostheimer

Der weitere Weg zur Stärkung der afrikanisch-europäischen Partnerschaft
Am 3. April ging der IV. EU-Afrika-Gipfel in Brüssel, an dem mehr als 60 europäische und afrikanische Staats- und Regierungschefs teilnahmen, zu Ende. Unter dem Leitmotiv des Gipfels „Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace“ konzentrierten sich die Diskussionen auf die gemeinsamen Herausforderungen und Interdependenzen der beiden Kontinente.
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