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1st Issue December 2018

Editorial

Today we are happy to announce the EADI ISS Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" which will be held from 29 June to 2 July 2020, hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. The triennial general conferences are the most prominent EADI events bringing together development researchers and practitioners from all over the world. We are already looking forward to a range of diverse and innovative formats which will enable participants to exchange ideas and engage in active discussions.
As usual, we have collected a bunch of publications, news, blogs and calls - this time with a focus on climate change due to the ongoing COP 24 in Poland. Enjoy the read!
Next EADI General Conference announced!
At our next General Conference, we would like to invite conference participants to reflect on any aspect of solidarity, peace, and social justice in their panels and papers. How can we give new meanings to solidarity in a period of growing distrust between and within nations and amongst people? How can we, as development scholars and practitioners, contribute to peace and social justice in our work? And how can we find new understandings and/or explanations to the concept of ‘development’ without simply adding new adjectives? Of course we will keep you informed on the conference calls, formats and programme, as the organisation further proceeds. Read more
From our blog
"Global development? We have reached a cul-de-sac. The signs are obvious that development, as it was promoted since the last several centuries, basically since the era of enlightenment, is nothing that provides a sustainable future. We talk a lot about sustainability in the meantime, even global sustainability, but we are not walking the talk. We are not living up to that. I think, as concerned and committed scholars in EADI, we ought to critically reflect how we can address this". In this brief interview EADI President Henning Melber explains why we need to challenge dominant paradigms of development and how EADI can contribute to this. Read more

"For a long time, many politicians have been arguing that developing countries need to grow their economies before they can afford to deliver social policy". In "Social transfers: A Corner-Stone for Human, Economic and Political Development" Markus Loewe and Christoph Strupat from the German Development Institute (DIE) explain why social protection schemes are crucial particularly for low income countries and why and how they contribute to long term stability. Read more
Call for Papers: Ethics, Justice and Development Research
Ethics and justice are central to development issues, but at present, there are no dedicated ethical guidelines for development research. The DSA 2019 Conference "Opening up Development" is a good oopportunity to start changing this. EADI and DSA are jointly committed to producing such guidelines, and this panel will feed into that process. We look forward to receiving interesting contributions! Sessions will be interactive and participatory. Read more
Highlight: Mapping Just Transition(s) to a Low-Carbon World

Just Transition — the idea that justice and equity must form an integral part of the transition towards a low-carbon world — is increasingly being mobilized both to counter the idea that protecting the environment and protecting jobs are incompatible, and to broaden the debate to justice-related issues such as the kinds of jobs and societies we envision for the future. This report, by the Just Transition Research Collaborative, run jointly by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and Edouard Morena of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), unpacks the different understandings, narratives and framings of Just Transition that underpin the concept’s growing popularity and uptake. Six short country case studies provide insights into how Just Transition is—or is not—being mobilized on the ground. The report suggests ways that Just Transition can inform policy discussions on the role of equity and justice in the shift towards a low-carbon world, and calls for a progressive interpretation of Just Transition to promote transformative change and climate justice for all. Read more

Featured EADI Member
The Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)  promotes efficient, effective, and equitable research cooperation with low and middle income countries. It does so by providing conceptual and methodological support, ensuring the availability of adequate resources, and ensuring that the research is put to use. At the core of this work is the development and promotion of ethical and methodological foundations for research partnerships with poorer countries.
KFPE has recently produced the video "Out of Laboratories: Research Partnerships in a Changing World" which tells the story of transboundary research partnerships over the last decades and looks at important milestones for the future. Watch the video
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News Picks from Premium Members
On the occasion of the current UN Climate Change Conference, the German Development Institute (DIE) has produced a brief video with its climate expert Sander Chan, calling for higher climate ambitions Watch the video
 
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has developed GEMMES, a new modelling tool for understanding the effects of climate change on the economy. View the tool
"The climate is changing faster than we are — how do we speed up?" The Institute of Development Studies is partner of the new Rapid Transition Alliance (RTA) which was set up to collect and tell stories or rapid change in a warming world. Read more
The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) was part of a research consortium investigating the linkages between climate change initiatives and land grabs. It found that climate change politics have overlapped with each other and resulted in land grabs and conflict in which the rural poor lose access to natural resources. Read more
The Centre for Public Administration & Public Policies (CAPP) looks forward to applications for the Science and Technology Management Grant at the institute. The application is open for holders of a bachelor's degree in any Social Science until 27 December. Read more
The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR)
The December issue is out, this time without any open-access articles. If you are not an EADI member and would like to read it, a membership will do the trick. As an appetizer, here are a couple of highlights:
  • Development Impacts of International Migration on “Sending” Communities: The Case of Rural Kyrgyzstan Read more
  • Skills Development and International Development Agenda Setting: Lessons from an Intervention in Northern Nigeria Read more
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Climate Change

Making Finance Consistent With Climate Goals: Insights for Operationalising Article 2.1c of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Shelagh Whitley, Joe Thwaites, Helena Wright and Caroline Ott

Analysing Climate Finance Coordination (PDF)
2018/12 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); DIIS Working Paper; Author(s): Erik Lundsgaarde, Adam Moe Fejersko,; Jakob Skovgaard

Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure (PDF)
2018/11 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): OECD/The World Bank/UN Environment

How to Structure the Public Debate on the Low-Carbon Future of Passenger Transport? (PDF)
2018/12 – The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI): briefing paper; Author(s): Yann Briand, Chris Bataille, Henri Waisman

Find more on climate change in our publications database
Featured Publications
Implementing the Commitment to “Leaving No One Behind” in Cities: What It Means in Practice
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Paula Lucci

What Might Explain Today’s Conflicting Narratives on Global Inequality?
2018/12 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 141/2018; Author(s): Martin Ravallion

Violence in African Elections (PDF)
2018/11 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); NAI Policy Note No 7; Author(s): Jesper Bjarnesen, Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs

Peace Negotiations and Agreements in Africa – Why They Fail and How to Improve Them (PDF)
2018/11 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); NAI Policy Notes Series; Author(s): Victor Adetula, Tim Murithi and Stephen Buchanan-Clarke

Effects of an Education Reform on Household Poverty and Inequality - A Microsimulation Analysis on the Free Senior High School Policy in Ghana (PDF)
2018/12 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 2018/147; Author(s): Kwabena Adu-Ababio and Robert Darko Osei

Empirical Challenges Comparing Inequality Across Countries - The Case of Middle-Income Countries From the LIS Database (PDF)
2018/12 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 2018/149; Author(s): Daniele Checchi Andrej Cupak, Teresa Munzi and Janet Gornick

Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Large Qualitative Participatory Studies
2018/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; American Behavioural Scientist; Author(s): Naomi Hossain, Patta Scott-Villiers


“Inequality. State of Emergency.” - Coll. Ideas for Development
2018/12 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); Author(s): Rémy Rioux


 
Financing EU External Action: Understanding Member State Priorities
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Clare Castillejo et al

Binary Framings, Islam and Struggle for Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh
2018/11 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; journal article; Author(s): Sohela Nazneen

Women in (And Out Of) Artisanal Mining: Apposing Policy and Women’s Lived Experiences in Lujinji B and Wakayiba Mines, Mubende, Uganda
2018/12 – Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB); research paper; Author(s): Stella Muheki and Sara Geenen

Women’s Informal Peace Efforts: Grassroots Activism in South Sudan
2018/01 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); CMI Brief; Author(s): Helen Kezie-Nwoha; Juliet Were

Lessons Learnt From Impact-Oriented Accompanying Research: Potentials and Limitations to Rigorously Assessing the Impact of Governance Programmes
2018/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Evelyn Funk et al.

(Re)negotiating Refugee Protection in Malaysia: Implications for Future Policy in Refugee Management
2018/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Katrina Munir-Asen

Capacity and Complementarity in the Rohingya Response in Bangladesh
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Caitlin Wake and John Bryant

Armed Conflicts and the Erosion of the State (PDF)
2018/11 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); Working Papers; Author(s): Virginie Collombier (editor), Maria-Louise Clausen, Hiba Hassan, Helle Malmvig, Jan Pêt Khorto

Improving Screening for Malnourished Children at High Risk of Death: A Study of Children Aged 6–59 Months in Rural Senegal (PDF)
2018/11 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); research paper; Author(s): Mark Myatt et al.
Read the latest publications from our members!
Calls
Call: 2019 Dissertation Award of the Academic Council of The United Nations System (ACUNS)
2018/11 – Deadline: 19 January 2019

Call for Permanent Panels at Norwegian Assocation for Development Research (NFU) Conferences 2019 – 2021
2018/12 – Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU); Deadline: January 2019

Call for Papers: DSA2019: Opening Up Development
2019/06 – Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA)

Call for Papers: Transforming Economies – For Better Jobs. WIDER Conference in Bangkok, 11-13 September 2019
2018/11 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 28 February 2019

Call for Applications, Funding Opportunities for Education Projects in Europe
2018/12 – Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE); Deadline: Between 31 January and 28 March 2019

More calls on the EADI Website
Jobs
Research Associate, Assessment and Simulation of Present and Future Multi-Hazard Risk in the Marrakech-Safi Region (ARiMA) - Institute for Environment and Human Security
2018/11 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: 17 December

Junior Policy Analysts - Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21)
2018/11 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); Deadline: 23 December

Academic Officer (Head of Migration & Environment Programme) - Re-Advertised - Institute for Environment and Human Security
United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); 2018/12 – Deadline: 06 January 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) (PDF)
2018/11 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: 13 January

Research Officer / Senior Research Officer - Development Strategy and Finance
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Deadline: 13 January

Up to 20 Post-Doctoral Global Challenge Fellowship Positions Available!
2018/12 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); Deadline: 14 January 2019

Knowledge Facilitator(s) for the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Research Programme
2018/12 – Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, WOTRO Science for Global Development (NWO-WOTRO); Deadline: 14 January

Policy Director at the Green Economy Coalition
2018/12 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 27 January 2019

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Problems of Development and "Development" as a Problem
2018/12 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Henning Melber and Julia Schöneberg

Blog: Green Lessons for the Blue Economy
2018/12 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Laura Kelly

Blog: The Illusion of ‘Blue Growth’
2018/11 – Transnational Institute (TNI); blog post; Author(s): Zoe Brent, Mads Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen

Blog: Insiders, Outsiders, and the Rise of Populism in Gated Communities
2018/12 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Cathy Wilcock

Blog: What Has Thinking and Working Politically Ever Done for Us? - ECDPM
2018/12 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Bruce Byiers

Blog: The Limits of the Commons: The Case of the Pacific
2018/12 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Thierry Paulais

Blog: What Still Needs to Be Said About the Migration Pact
2018/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Benjamin Schraven, Eva Dick

Opinion: Climate Change, Capitalism and the Military
2018/11 – Transnational Institute (TNI); Author(s): Climate change, capitalism and the military

Blog: “There Is Nothing Inevitable About Inequality”
2018/12 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Cécile Duflot

Opinion: Youth, Employment and Migration: Urban Opportunities, With a Focus on Africa (PDF)
2018/11 – African Studies Centre (ASC); Author(s): Ton Dietz

Blog: Brexit’s Silver Lining? Negotiating More Inclusive Trade With the East Africa Community
2018/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Alistair Cowan

Blog: Sex Crimes, Evangelism and the Collective Guilt of American Intervention in Africa
2018/11 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): Andreana Prichard

Opinion: A Network of Young African Scholars for Sustainable Development
2018/11 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Author(s): Seife Ayele et al

Blog: The G20 Summit and the Future of the World Trade Organization
2018/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Axel Berger, Clara Brandi
Training
MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development (Distance Learning) - Course Details (2019  Entry)
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