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3rd Issue August 2019

Editorial

Today we look forward to our panel at the upcoming conference of the Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) "Promoting social, economic and socio-political development through social protection". At the same time, the preparations for our workshop for coordinators of Development Studies Programmes are well under way. If you work in this field and would like to participate, please don't hesitate to contact us! On another note we would like to remind you that there's only a week left to submit a panel or session for our 2020 General Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice". And, as usual, you will find the publications picks, calls and vacancies from our member community further below.
If you can make it to Bonn on 9 and 10 September, we cordially invite you to our panel at this year's PEGNet conference, which is jointly organised by the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Centre for Development Research (ZEF): Fragmentation across social protection policies is a problem often observed in many low and middle income countries, diminishing the potential effects of social protection on inclusive development. Based on paper presentations, the panel discussion aims at creating an interactive platform for debating latest advances made in exploring the interaction effects between different social protection policy areas from a political economy perspective. Read more
New on our blog
In the second blog post of the "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" series in the run-up to our 2020 General Conference, Kees Biekart from the International Institute for Social Studies (ISS) gives some good reasons why solidarity is essential for Development Studies: "Development studies often remains a Northern-dominated field of studies in which solidarity often is disregarded as a concept revealing activist agendas, rather than a key agenda for fundamental change. After all, isn’t that what we aspire when focusing on ‘development’?" Read more
General Conference: Call for Panels closes soon!
If you consider submitting a panel to our next General Conference, please do so in the course of the coming week, as the submission deadline is 6 September and time is running! We seek to provide spaces for discussion, engagement, sharing, and co-creation among conveners, contributors and participants. For that reason, the conference gives room for a variety of different formats. We explicitly welcome innovative formats, artistic expressions and non-academic contributors. These include special panels between practitioners and academics as well as a high number of participants from the Global South. Read the call
A new issue of the EJDR is out
The September issue of the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is out hot from the press and indludes two open-access articles:
  • Violent Intermediaries and Political Order in Bangladesh: Read
  • Access to Social Protection Among People with Disabilities: Mixed Methods Research from Tanahun, Nepal: Read
To read the call for special issue papers on artificial intelligence in development and for the new section on impact evaluation, please click here. The restricted EJDR articles are open to EADI members
The EJDR is EADI's Journal. Read it now!
News from EADI Working Groups
Our Working Group on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development, the Convivial Thinkers, have an interesting discussion around the term "development": Su-ming Khoo argues that abandoning it altogether - as suggested previously - won't help as long as the problem of inequality is not addressed. Read more

Some of the group members will meet at the "Decolonial Alternatives to Development" conference in Kassel, Germany, on 10 and 11 September, for which registration is still open! Read more
Highlight: Migration and Development
What is known and not known about the links between migration and economic development? What is the potential of development assistance in enhancing these links? This publication by The Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi) and The Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA), today's featured EADI member, synthesizes existing research on the links between migration and economic development. It also discusses how the role of migration in development can be considered in the design of development assistance. The evidence is mixed on whether development assistance increase growth, and on whether growth increase or decrease emigration pressures. Both the composition of aid and characteristics of the recipient country influence the effects of development assistance on migration and economic development. Read more
Featured EADI Member: EBA

The Swedish Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) is a Government committee with a mandate to evaluate and analyse Sweden’s international development assistance. The EBA’s remit is to commission studies and arrange seminars on issues with relevance for the Swedish development sector. Another objective of EBA is to take up existing knowledge and research on international development aid and to contribute to it being used in development policy. Have a look at EBA's current activities

Learn more about EADI Members
Global Issues
Tactics of Dispossession: Access, Power, and Subjectivity at the Extractive Frontier
2019/08 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers; Author(s): Tomas Frederiksen; Matthew Himley

Intergenerational Mobility in Education: Estimates of the Worldwide Variation
2019/08 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); research paper; Author(s): Tharcisio Leone

Sign Here, Please! On Developing Countries’ Market Access Conditions in Regional Trade Agreements
2019/08 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Review of Development Economics; Author(s): Frederik Stender

High-Seas Fish Biodiversity Is Slipping Through the Governance Net
2019/08 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); Nature Ecology & Evolution; Author(s): Guillermo Ortuño Crespo et al
Premium Member Publication Picks
Empowerment, Destigmatization and Sustainability
2019/08 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Gender, Technology and Development; Author(s): Gaybor, Jacqueline

The “CIA’s Army”: A Threat to Human Rights and an Obstacle to Peace in Afghanistan
2019/08 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Suhrke Astri, Antonio de Lauri

The Social Contract: An Analytical Tool for Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Beyond
2019/08 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); briefing paper; Author(s): Markus Loewe, Bernhard Trautner, Tina Zintl

Family Law Reform, Employment, and Women’s Political Participation in Ethiopia
2019/08 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society; Author(s): Aalen, Lovise; Kotsadam, Andreas; Villanger, Espen

Women at Work in Sudan: Marital Privilege or Constitutional Right?
2019/08 – Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society; Author(s): Tønnessen, Liv; Chr. Michelsen Institutt (CMI)
Assessing Gender Inclusion in the Migration Policies of ECOWAS
2019/08 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); briefing paper; Author(s): Amanda Bisong

Young People and Land in Zimbabwe: Livelihood Challenges After Land Reform
2019/08 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Review of African Political Economy; Author(s): Ian Scoones et al

Crises in Variegated Capitalism, Co-Produced, Hydro-Social Impacts
2019/08 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Chris Büscher

The Influence of EU Migration Policy on Regional Free Movement in the IGAD and ECOWAS Regions
2019/08 – German Developmen Institute (DIE), research paper; Author(s): Clare Castillejo

How to Increase the Uptake of Development Interventions? Considering the Theory of Planned Behaviour
2019/08 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Lennart C. Kaplan et al
 
Read the latest publications from our members!
Calls
Call for Papers/participants: Tropentag 2019 Workshop, Bonn, 17 September 2019
2019/08 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)

Call for Papers: Young South Asia Scholar's Meet, Geneva (Switzerland), 3-5 June 2020
2019/08 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Deadline: 15 October

Call for Papers: “In Medias Res: Decolonial Interventions” Journal of International Women’s Studies - Special Issue (PDF)
2019/08 – Deadline: 15 November

More calls on the EADI Website
Jobs
Postdoctoral Research Fellow , Centre for Intervention Sciences in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC)
2019/08 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Deadline: 8 September 2019

Research Fellow - Biodiversity COP15 and Its Outcomes
2019/08 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); Deadline: 11 September 2019

Lecturer in Social Anthropology and International Development
2019/08 – School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV); Deadline: 17 September 2019

Senior Researcher Climate Change Research Group
2019/08 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 22 September

Lecturer in Leadership for Development (Teaching and Scholarship)
2019/08 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 22 September

Research Fellowship in Socio-Environmental Systems
2019/08 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 6 October

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Seven Ideas for the #G7—Economic Policies to Tackle Inequality and Deliver Wellbeing
2019/08 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Amanda Janoo

Blog: Climate Apartheid
2019/08 – Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM),  blog post; Author(s): Dan Banik

Blog: Transforming Food Systems to Combat Climate Change - ECDPM
2019/08 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Bethany Tietjen et al

Blog: Bashir Is in Jail, but Where Are the Sudanese Islamists?
2019/08 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post; Author(s): Munzoul Assal

Blog: Carbon Tax Is the Most Effective Solution for Mitigating Climate Change
2019/08 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Christian Gollier

Blog: New Rules for Governing High Seas Must Be Fair for Everyone
2019/08 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Essam Yassin Mohammed

Blog: Six Reasons Why We Need to Move Beyond Interfaith Dialogue if We Are Serious About Redress for Victims of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
2019/08 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Mariz Tadros

Blog: Ghana Needs More Efficient Spending to Fix Gaps in Education
2019/08 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); blog post; Author(s): Victor Osei Kwadwo

Blog: West of Government. What Does Donald Trump, Elon Musk and Even Woodrow Wilson Have in Common?
2019/08 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); blog post; Author(s): Vibeke Schou Tjalve

Blog: Does Attending Preschool Benefit Indian Children at a Later Stage?
2019/08 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Saikat Ghosh
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