Development policy and development cooperation are becoming increasingly important in Germany. The 2030 Agenda adopted by the United Nations in 2015, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also emphasises the role of the population of all countries for sustainable development. At the same time, there is increasing public criticism in Germany and other countries with regard to development policy. Bearing this in mind, it is very important for those involved in determining development policy to obtain as precise a picture as possible of public opinion regarding this policy field as a basis for their decision-making.
The DEval Opinion Monitor for Development Policy 2018 (Opinion Monitor 2018) establishes and analyses how the general public in Germany perceives this issue, what position is taken and how people get involved. In addition to this feedback from the general public, it also provides an overview of the factors that influence opinions.
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