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German Elections Series

Is the German Public’s Support for Development More Fragile than it Seems?

This blog is part of a series by CGD and partnering institutions from Germany focused on presenting specific policy proposals for the next German government’s leadership on global development issues. Many observers expect that Germany to now take a more proactive role in international development. But would the German public support such increased commitment? As coalition talks to form a new government continue, we explore this support and the basis for it, which is perhaps more fragile than it first seems.

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Why Global Leadership is Key to International Development

Global development leadership is faltering, yet remains necessary for advancing an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling global challenges, and driving progress towards the sustainable development agenda. We suggest that as traditional forums for leadership fail to make progress, informal groups provide an opportunity to advance common interests.