Sabine Donner

Sabine Donner is Senior Expert at the Bertelsmann Stiftung and directs the BTI project “Shaping Change – Strategies of Development and Transformation”.


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World Cup 2018 Confirms: Democracies Better at Playing Football

#DemocracyWorldCup One of the many rituals of a football World Cup is to take comprehensive stock after the tournament. So it’s time to review our Democracy World Cup and analyze our predictions. Were we right in our thesis that there is a connection between a country’s democratic quality and the performance of its national football […]

Map of Republic of South Sudan through magnifying glass

The World’s Youngest State Plunges into Renewed Violence

Map of Republic of South Sudan through magnifying glass (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/naruedo) The terrorist attack in Nice and events in Turkey have pushed developments in South Sudan out of Western media headlines. Yet five years after independence, the situation in the East African state remains tense. The most recent outbreaks of violence have driven more […]

Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi, Ghana

“Lucky if you have power for 12 hours”

Workers maintain the thermal power station at Takoradi, Ghana, by Jonathan Ernst/World Bank, via via flickr.com, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 We spoke with Rasheed Draman about Ghana’s economic crisis, public discontent with service delivery and why his country will not fall victim to the “resource curse”. BTI Blog: Many observers – including BTI experts – have […]

Visit to The Chronicle & The Sunday News office in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Mugabe “Increasingly Frail and Indecisive”

Visit to The Chronicle & The Sunday News office in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, by David Brewer, via flickr.com, CC BY-SA 2.0 In the midst of factional struggles over Mugabe’s unresolved succession, we talked with political scientist Lloyd M. Sachikonye about the legacy of political violence and his hopes for Zimbabwe’s future.   BTI Blog: After more than […]

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