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The DIW Weekly Report is an online publication from DIW Berlin. Every week selected articles of the Wochenbericht are published online in English.

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  • DIW Weekly Report 5 / 2023

    International Partnerships for a Just Energy Transition: Findings from South Africa

    In 2021, the G7 and South Africa agreed upon the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). This new instrument in international cooperation should support emerging and developing economies in a just energy transition and in phasing out coal. It is intended to facilitate equal partnerships between donors and recipients, thereby also facilitating the energy transition. An evaluation of the South African ...

    2023| Heiner von Lüpke, Charlotte Aebischer, Martha Bolaños
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  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2023

    Corporate Reporting Provides Insight into Companies’ Commitment to Gender Equality

    Many companies in Germany must provide information beyond financial figures in their annual reports. For some years now, legislators have increasingly required information on non-financial aspects, such as the shares of women in leadership positions. Using a quantitative text analysis of annual reports, this second report in the 2023 DIW Berlin Women Executives Barometer shows that the major publicly ...

    2023| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Philipp Alexander Thompson, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2023

    Number of Women on Boards of Large Companies Keeps Growing: Momentum from Inclusion Requirement, However, Is Waning

    The upward trend in women’s representation on executive and supervisory boards of major companies in Germany continued in 2022, although the overall momentum has slowed yet again. Growth on executive boards in particular has slowed, as the most recent DIW Berlin Women Executives Barometer shows: Following a significant increase at the 200 largest companies from 2020 to 2021, there was only a one-percentage-point ...

    2023| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2023

    Gender Parity on Top Boards Is Still a Far-off Goal, and It Is Time for Companies to Take Action: Editorial

    2023| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Philipp Alexander Thompson, Katharina Wrohlich
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  • DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2023

    Construction Boom Coming to an End; Change in Policy Strategy Needed

    Following the construction boom of recent years in Germany, inflation and supply bottlenecks hit the industry hard in 2022. While nominal construction volume increased by nearly 14 percent, it decreased by two percent when adjusted for inflation. Residential construction, which is urgently needed, was particularly affected. In 2023 and 2024, it is expected that investors will show restraint and that ...

    2023| Martin Gornig, Laura Pagenhardt
  • DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2023

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  • DIW Weekly Report 51/52 / 2022

    Research and Development in German Industry: High Intensity, Low Growth

    Research and development (R&D) expenditure in Germany decreased by 5.3 percent overall in 2020 compared to 2019. While the OECD countries actually slightly increased their R&D expenditure on average for the first time in a crisis-ridden year, it declined more sharply in Germany compared to the financial crisis of 2009; German industry, and here the automotive sector, suffered particularly. The decline ...

    2022| Heike Belitz
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  • DIW Weekly Report 49/50 / 2022

    Germany Can Increase Its Raw Material Import Security of Supply

    Over 90 percent of Germany’s raw materials supply is imported and many of these imports come from only a small handful of producer countries. Often, these producer countries tend to be less democratic. In this respect, supply risks are extremely high in some cases, including for mineral raw materials such as rare-earth elements, lithium, and magnesium. To increase raw material import security of supply, ...

    2022| Lukas Menkhoff, Marius Zeevaert
  • DIW Weekly Report 49/50 / 2022

    Water Resources in Germany: Increasingly Polluted and Regionally Overused

    The effects of the climate crisis are worsening water shortages, not only in the Global South but also in Europe, for example in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. Due to inadequate pricing of surface and groundwater abstraction and a lack of regulatory instruments, water overuse is occurring in some regions of Germany. Overuse is especially an issue for industry, which has contractually secured high volumes ...

    2022| Astrid Cullmann, Greta Sundermann, Nicole Wägner, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert
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  • DIW Weekly Report 47/48 / 2022

    From Historical Responsibility to Carbon Neutrality: A Country Classification

    2022| Dawud Ansari, Wassim Brahim, Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert
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  • DIW Weekly Report 45/46 / 2022

    Charitable Giving and Income: Households with High Income Donate Less than Poorer Households Relative to Their Disposable Income

    For the first time in 2020, the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), an annual survey of private households, surveyed the donation behavior of a random sample of high net worth individuals that had been added in 2019. As a result of this sample, the volume of private donations increased from 9.7 to 10.3 billion euros in 2019, despite the fact that fewer individuals donated and the donation rate was lower (46.8 ...

    2022| Karsten Schulz-Sandhof, Jürgen Schupp
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  • DIW Weekly Report 42/43/44 / 2022

    Heat Monitor 2020 and 2021: Heating Energy Consumption down Slightly but Climate Targets Still Not Met

    The building sector plays a major role when it comes to meeting climate targets. An analysis by DIW Berlin based on data from energy provider ista SE shows that in the past two years both the temperature-adjusted heat consumption in German multi-apartment buildings and the temperature-adjusted CO2 emissions have dropped slightly. As positive as this decrease is—despite the increase in homeworking due ...

    2022| Till Köveker, Mats Kröger, Franziska Schütze
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  • DIW Weekly Report 41 / 2022

    A Higher Retirement Age Has Negative Health Effects

    In the policy debate, there are regular demands to further increase the retirement age to address the financial challenges for the pension system. However, a prolonged working life impacts a person’s health. Detailed data from the statutory health insurance companies shows that abolishing the “Rente für Frauen” (women’s pension) in 1999, which allowed women to retire at 60, resulted in negative health ...

    2022| Mara Barschkett, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan
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