Angela Heucher, Amélie Gräfin zu Eulenburg, Judith Ihl, Michèle Kiefer
#Social and working conditions

Global supply chains - especially in the textile sector - face many social and environmental challenges to sustainability. The public has become increasingly aware o f these challenges in the wake of disasters such as the fire in the Ali Enterprises textile factory in Pakistan in 2012 and the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bangladesh in 2013. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has stated its intention to prom ote fair and sustainable global textile supply chains. For this reason, the German Institute for Developm ent Evaluation (DEval) examined the interaction between the instruments and measures deployed in German development cooperation (DC) to promote sustainable global supply chains in the textile sector. The evaluation focused on the following overarching questions: • Regarding relevance, coherence and effciency : How suitable are the instruments used in German development cooperation or the combination o f those instruments for promoting sustainable supply chains? • Regarding effectiveness and impact: To what extent has German development cooperation achieved its intended objectives for promoting sustainable textile supply chains?


Amélie zu Eulenburg

German Institute for Development Evaluation

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