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2nd Issue October 2019

Editorial

We are just back from this year's EADI Directors' Meeting in Cordoba, Spain, where we were overwhelmed by the warm and welcoming hospitality of our Spanish members. This contributed much to the open and trusting atmosphere in which the meeting took place. While British members anxiously observed the ongoing Brexit negotiations, all participants unanimously issued a statement emphasizing the important role of cross-European cooperation. And we are very excited that the call for abstracts for our 2020 General Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" is now open and, together with our co-convenor ISS, we look forward to receiving interesting submissions!
General Conference 2020: Call for Abstracts now open!
We are happy to announce the call for abstracts for next year's EADI/ISS General Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice". You can choose from a variety of seed and harvest panels: Seed panels provide a platform to present work in progress and/or innovative ideas and do not necessarily require the submission of a full paper. Harvest panels provides a space to present completed research and research findings. As final submissions vary, please read carefully what type of submission is expected after the acceptance of your abstract. The call for abstracts will close on 15 December 2019. The announcement of the workshop and roundtable sessions will follow soon! To the call
Directors' Meeting Issues Statement amidst Brexit Talks
Our institutional member representatives took the opportunity of being together in one place to highlight the importance of European cooperation in times of a looming Brexit: "Collectively, we are engaged in dynamic and fruitful exchanges of ideas, practices and experiences, towards promoting shared values and genuine positive change. It is ironic that this powerful demonstration of trans-European connectivity is taking place at the same time as the UK’s negotiations around leaving the EU are reaching a critical moment. British Development Studies institutions including the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Sussex, the Global Development Institute (GDI) Manchester, and the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia are founding members of EADI, actively engaged since its establishment in 1975." Read the full statement
New EADI Webinar: Rethinking Research Collaboration
In the free webinar "Rethinking Research Collaboration for Global Development" on
6 November at 3.30 pm CET, Jude Fransman and Kate Newman (co-convenors of the Rethinking Research Collaborative) will discuss their work on understanding and improving trans-national/sectoral/disciplinary research collaboration to address the urgent social and environmental challenges facing the world today. Read more
Learn more about EADI Webinars
Bridge 47: Building Global Citizenship Education
Call for Papers for a Special Issue "Revista Fomento Social" with the thematic focus on Development Education and Global Citizenship Education from the perspective of collaboration between actors. To the call

 
Call for Proposals: Share your innovation! Are you working in the area of Global Citizenship Education or educational innovations? Do you think that education can change the world around you for the better? If your answer is yes, Bridge 47 provides you the opportunity to apply for a grant. Read more
Freelance opportunity for developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Global Citizenship Education: The deadline for the consultancy tenders for developing the Bridge27 MOOC has been extended to 31 October! Read the Tender for the MOOC and Publications Consultant here and the Tender for the Technical Consultant here
Featured EADI Member: UNRISD
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes interdisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues. UNRISD research has frequently challenged mainstream development ideas, providing alternative development visions and policy options.This month UNRISD has published two new papers on SDG indicators:
Sustainable Development Impact Indicators for Social and Solidarity Economy: State of the Art:
The last decade has seen a growing interest in the measurement of the impact and performance of social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations. This has been fuelled, among other things, by the rapid growth of the importance given to social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and impact investing in recent years. This paper, as part of the UNRISD Sustainable Development Performance Indicators project, attempts to review the methodologies, metrics and indicators implemented in the SSE today. Read more
 
Compared to What? A Three-Tiered Typology of Sustainable Development Performance Indicators From Incremental to Contextual to Transformational:
Compared to what? That’s the key question this report asks, when it comes to assessing sustainable development performance. So-called sustainable development indicators abound, but do they actually do what they purport to do? Not really, argues Bill Baue in this report: almost no current sustainable development indicators, that is, actually indicate sustainable development. Read more
 
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News Picks from Premium Members
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) runs a call for projects targeting startups, associations, or research centers who develop digital solutions promoting the development of inclusive and sustainable cities in Africa. To the call
The Graduate Institute in Geneva invites to a free webinar on China's changing role in the global pharmaceutical system on 29 October from 4 to 5 pm CET. Read more
Member Publication Picks
De‐Centring the ‘White Gaze’ of Development
2019/10 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Development and Change; Author(s): Robtel Neajai Pailey

Visionary Cities or Spaces of Uncertainty? Satellite Cities and New Towns in Emerging Economies
2019/10 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); International Planning Studies; Author(s): Yves van Leynseele; Marco Bontje

On Leadership: The Art of Creating Public Value in the United Nations - Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
2019/10 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); research paper; Author(s): Bruce Jenks

Return, Circular, and Onward Migration Decisions in a Knowledge Society
2019/10 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); research paper; Author(s): Amelie Constant

Going Global. Chinese Natural Resource Policies and Their Impacts on Latin America
2019/10 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); research paper; Author(s): Karin Küblböck, Bernhard Tröster, Christoph Ambach

Cash Transfer Programming: Trends and Patterns Among Irish Aid’s Partners
2019/10 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Carolina Szyp, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler
 
Knowledge Matters: The Potential Contribution of the Co-Production of Research to Urban Transformation
2019/10 – Global Development Institute (GDI); research paper; Author(s): Diana Mitlin et al

Mobilizing Critical Research for Preventing and Eradicating Poverty (PDF)
2019/10 – Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), International Social Science Council (ISSC); research paper; Author(s): Crop Poverty Brief

Shaping Sustainability. The 2030 Agenda in German Development Cooperation (PDF)
2019/10 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); research paper; Author(s): Deval

The Urbanization of Food Insecurity and Malnutrition
2019/10 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); briefing paper; Author(s): Cecilia Tacoli

Applying a Masculinities Lens to the Gendered Impacts of Social Safety Nets
2019/10 – Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA); research paper; Author(s): Gary Barker et al

The European Union's New Rival – China
2019/10 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); GIGA Focus Asia Number 07; Author(s): Fraser Cameron

Can the Logical Framework Help to Manage Change? Perspectives From the Field of Security Sector Reform
2019/10 – Institute of Development Policy, Antwerp, research paper; Author(s): Daniel Szczepanski, Tom de Herdt
Read the latest publications from our members!
Thematic Focus: Africa
China and the World Bank: How Contrasting Development Approaches Affect the Stability of African States
2019/10 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Lennart Kaplan

The Economic Trigger: Enabling Gendered Social Inclusion Processes and Outcomes Amidst Poverty Escapes in Niger and Malawi
2019/10 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Vidya Diwakar

Governance in Africa-Europe Relations: Modesty, Realism and Working Politically
2019/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); briefing paper; Author(s): Geert Laporte

Risks and Challenges of Debt-Financed Development: Roots and Causes of the Rising Debt Levels in Africa
2019/10 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Author(s): Jörgen Levin

The Ambiguities of Cohabitation: Religious Attitudes Between Tolerance and Fundamentalism in Chad
2019/10 – Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); research paper; Author(s): Helga Dickow

The Tax Elasticity of Formal Work in African Countries
2019/10 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 69/2019; Author(s): Andy McKay; Jukka Pirttilä; Caroline Schimanski

Elections in Africa – Playing the Game or Bending the Rules?
2019/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Bruce Byiers; Martin Ronceray

Peace and Security in Africa: Drivers and Implications of North Africa’s Southern Gaze
2019/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw

Beyond Islamist Extremism: Women and the Algerian Uprisings of 2019
2019/10 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); CMI Brief; Author(s): Aili Mari Tripp

Blog: The Paradox of Climate Change: How Africa Can Step Up Climate Action to Lighten Its Vulnerability
2019/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Pamella Ahairwe
Calls
Call for Papers: Convivial Conservation: Approaches for Linking Social and Environmental Justice, POLLEN 2020, Brigton, 24-26 June 2020
2019/10 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 13 November

Call: Request for Research Proposals, Macroeconomic Analysis
2019/10 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 30 November

Open Call for NFU Conference 2020
2019/08 – Norwegian Association For Development Research; Deadline: 15 December

More calls on the EADI Website
Jobs
Project Research Officer, the Humanitarian Learning Centre (HLC)
2019/10 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 13 November

Two PhD Candidates: Generational Differences in Party Choice - University of Amsterdam
2019/10 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 13 November

Research Felllow, (50%), International Sourcess of Domstic Radicalisation (PDF)
2019/10 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: 18 November

Postdoc Researcher to the Research Project ‘Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises’ (D-Hum)
2019/10 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); Deadline: 25 November

Several Senior Researchers
2019/10 – Institute of International Relations (IIR), Prague; Deadline: 30 November

Research Group Leader: Transformation and Sustainability Governance in Energing South American Bioeconomies (PDF)
2019/10 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Deadline: 2 December

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: The European Development Financing System: A Call for Urgent Action
2019/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): San Bilal

Blog: The Nobel and Poverty Alleviation: "A Slow Deliberative Process of Discovery – No Miracle Cure"
2019/10 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Liz Carlile

Blog: Syria Strains Turkey’s Ties to the West Even After US Withdrawal?
2019/10 – Real Instituto Elcano; blog post; Author(s): Nicholas Danforth

Blog: European Union: Five Years to Deliver the Green Deal
2019/10 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Lola Vallejo, Nicolas Berghmans

Blog: Why Influence in Global Governance Should Be Distributed More Justly
2019/10 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Soeren Hilbrich

Blog: We Must Go Beyond Singular Responses in the Fight Against Child Poverty
2019/10 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Keetie Roelen;

Blog: Fighting Climate Change: Is Academia Doing Enough? By Fleur Zantvoort
2019/10 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Fleur Zantvoort

Europe
Managing Climate Risk: Next Steps for UK Government, Investors and Businesses
2019/10 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); briefing paper; Author(s): Cusp, Aldersgate Group

Some Arguments for Increasing the EU’s 2030 Climate Ambition
2019/10 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Cop21 Ripples Consortium
 
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