GIGA Working Papers

GIGA Working Papers

In the GIGA Working Papers, the GIGA publishes its findings from ongoing research. These papers go through an internal review process, and many later appear as articles in journals. The GIGA Working Papers are aimed at both scholars and the interested public. They mainly appear in English.

  • GIGA Working Papers | 06/2023

    Digitalisation and Labour Markets in Developing Countries

    The impact of digitalisation on labour markets is felt worldwide. In the Global South, internet access expands, digital platforms proliferate, but access to and use of digital technologies remains far from universal. We review evidence on the labour markets effects of some of these digital trends.

    GIGA Working Papers | 04/2023

    Africa’s Emergent Tech Sector: Its Characteristics and Impact on Development and Labour Markets

    This study investigates the characteristics of Africa’s tech sector and its impact on economic development, specifically on labour markets. Using a novel database, we show how African startups are increasingly driving development through locally adapted “home-grown” digital technologies.

    GIGA Working Papers | 07/2022

    Global South Perspectives on a Global Ban on Nuclear Weapons: A Comparative Approach

    Using a Comparative Area Studies approach to Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and South Asia, we discuss how regional issues shape global non-proliferation and disarmament politics. Focus is on the nuclear-weapon-ban norm, recently codified in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    Dr. Leonardo Bandarra

    Prof. Dr. Jo-Ansie van Wyk

    Prof. Dr. Layla Dawood

    Prof. Dr. Monica Herz

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Nir Hassid

    Prof. Dr. Harsh V. Pant

    Dr. Shounak Set

    GIGA Working Papers | 09/2021

    One Year After: Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Increased Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    In the spring of 2020, observers and practitioners warned that COVID-19 would increase violence in sub-Saharan Africa through an economic shock that would lead to distributional conflict and state repression – and violence did indeed increase in 2020. An analysis by Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau and Mora Deitch.

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