Articles by Max-Otto Baumann

July 14, 2023

How China is reshaping UN development work

Max-Otto Baumann
China’s presence in United Nations (UN) development work has expanded considerably. While this contributes to geopolitical rivalries with the West, Max-Otto Baumann and Sebastian Haug advocate examining the potential and risks of China’s take on the UN’s role, its cooperation priorities, and development philosophy
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Max-Otto Baumann
Senior Researcher, German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), Bonn

Max-Otto has a background in International Relations.

He leads the UN research project at IDOS, which he joined in 2015.

His research and policy advice activities focus on the United Nation’s development work, applying global governance, organisational theory and political economy perspectives.

Policy advice in UN development work: high expectations and practical constraints
2022, Global Governance

China's expanding engagement with the United Nations development pillar: the selective long-term approach of a programme country superpower
2022, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, together with Sebastian Haug and Silke Weinlich

How effective is the UN’s development support?
2023, Development Policy Blog

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