First of all we would like to take the opportunity to wish you all the best for a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year! After taking a short break over the festive season we're back now preparing our schedule for the coming twelve months. Besides our regular annual events such as the EADI Directors' Meeting, we will be hosting quite a few panels and workshops at international conferences. And, due to the great success of our recent research communications workshop, we are not only planning another one this year, but also a similar event for the managers of master programmes at our member institutes. This way we hope to boost cooperation and networking of EADI members at different levels in different fields. So stay tuned in, we will keep you in the loop!
Save the Dates: A Pick of Forthcoming EADI Events
EADI, together with the Finnish NGO platform Fingo, will be hosting the session "Global Citizenship in Development and Education" at the Development Days 2019: "Repositioning global development: changing actors, geographies and ontologies". Read more
Another session there is organised by our working group on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development, setting the focus on alternatives to development: "Re-Thinking, Re-defining, Re-positioning: “Development” and the Question of “Alternatives". Read more
On that day we are happy to invite our Bonn-based and regional members to a get-together and a networking workshop. Keep visiting our website for further news!
Together with the Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA), we will be hosting a panel on "Ethics, Justice and the Practice of Development Research" at the DSA 2019 conference "Opening up Development". The call for papers is still open until 16 January!Read more
This year's EADI Directors' Meeting will be taking place in the beautiful city of Cordoba! Together with our Spanish member institutes we look forward to putting together an interesting programme.
And, of course, there is much more to come. We will keep you updated!
From our Blog
This time we've got one new blog post for you: Amelia Hadfield and Simon Lightfoot have taken a closer look at the recent peer review of the future EU budget, carried out by the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC). While asking "Will the next EU budget water down the consensus on poverty reduction and sustainable development?" they summarise some major concerns around the new development budget. Read more
In case you haven't had a chance yet to look at the blog since its launch in October last year, take a scroll now and feel free to add your comments. Up to now, we've published eight articles already, adding new ones almost every week. And if you'd like to contribute yourself, please contact us any time. We're always happy to receive proposals for interesting articles and opinion pieces. To the blog overview
Highlight: Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of the Oxford Department of International Development have published a new version of the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). The global MPI covers 105 countries in total, which are home to 77 per cent of the world’s population, or 5.7 billion people. Of this proportion, 23 per cent of people (1.3 billion) are identified as multidimensionally poor. In addition to the actual report, there is an interactive databank, as well as the explanatory video featured above. Key findings are:
1.3 billion people live in multidimensional poverty.
83% of all multidimensionally poor people in the world live in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Two-thirds of all MPI poor people live in middle-income countries.
Half of the multidimensionally poor are children aged 0-17.
85% of MPI poor people live in rural areas.
46% of those who are multidimensionally poor live in severe poverty.
In 2015/16, more than 364 million people are still MPI poor in India.
In India, 271 million people moved out of poverty in ten years.
Fundación ETEA, which is part of the University Loyola Andalucía, is the newest institutional member of EADI. Located in Cordoba, Fundación ETEA will be co-hosting our forthcoming Directors' Meeting next October. ETEAengages in many countries of the world, either through direct projects and programs, or through technical assistance and evaluation. Visit its website in Spanish language
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