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1st Issue January 2020


The new year has just begun, and with Australia burning and the looming escalation between the US and Iran, the global outlook is rather worrying. We nevertheless take the opportunity to wish you all a happy and hopeful new year! We hope that this isn't a contradiction and that positive and transformative stories will gain traction over the year. One of our own contributions will be the upcoming "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" Conference in the Hague, which will bring together ideas, visions and analyses for bringing these much-needed values to the ground. And we are happy to announce that registration for the conference will open on 1 February! This month we look forward to the kick-off event of Northern Europe Knowledge Exchange Partnerships of the Bridge47 project and our upcoming webinar on landgrabbing.
EADI Webinar on Landgrabbing, 30 January 2020
We are happy to announce the new date for our postponed webinar on Landgrabbing!
Landgrabbing has brought to the fore issues around the access to and control over land and natural resources. Understanding the framings, mechanisms, motivations, and impacts of these types of contested land deals will be critical for developing strategies for accessing and defending land and natural resources for future
generations. This will require collaboration between social movements and engaged researchers to build coalitions and campaigns in a spirit of ‘scholar-activism’. In this free webinar on 30 January at 3:00pm CET, Sylvia Kay from the Transnational Institute and Attila Szocs from Eco Ruralis will discuss their research and activism on land grabbing, with a particular focus on Romania, and the implications for political struggles over land and territories. Read more and register
New on our Blog
How transformative is the microfinance industry when it comes to responding to the climate emergency? Johan Bastiaansen from the Institute of Development Policy argues that it could do much better, taking the recent microfinance award as an example:
"In the face of the emergency, we hope that it does not solely focus on financial opportunities but looks for ways to contribute to the structural changes that are needed. Merely contributing to make the climate disaster more manageable will not be enough." Read the post
"Gender justice is too important to be siloed as a ‘women’s issue!" Our latest blog post in the #eadi2020iss series finds that many social movement are not as gender-just as they could or should be: "Even among social movements directed towards deep social justice, gender inequality remains a key concern, since gender-related inequalities persist, both within the movements themselves, as well as in their recognition, support and the response to them", Stacey Scriver and Honor Fagan, summarise their findings. Read the post
To the Blog overview
Featured Member: The Global Development Institute
For the last 60 years, The University of Manchester has been at the forefront of Development Studies, and The Global Development Institute (GDI) continues to drive forward new ideas promoting sustainable development and social justice for all. Recently, two of its staff members have received extraordinary honours: David Hulme has been awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to Research and International Development. Uma Kothari, who is also member of the EADI management committee  was elected chair of this year's conference of the Royal Geographical Society. Browse the GDI website
Highlight: Roadmap for Global Citizenship Education
As part of the Bridge 47 Project on Global Citizenship Education, the participants of the "Envision 47 Event" last November in Helsinki have developed a set of  policy recommendations and considerations to form the basis of frameworks that support life-long learning linked to sustainable development through formal, non-formal and informal education. Read the Envision 47 Roadmap
Publication Picks From Premium Members
Global Imbalances: A Job for the G20?
2019/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Roger A. Fischer

Income Guarantees and Borrowing in Risky Environments: Evidence From India's Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
2020/01 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); The Journal of Development Studies; Author(s): Clive Bell, Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay

Financing TVET: A Comparative Analysis in Six Asian Countries
2019/12 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Christine Uhder Goncalves
Education and Stability: Synopsis Paper
2019/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Juliet Millican

The Party That Consumes the State: The Rise of Oligarchy in Post-1991 Ethiopia, PhD Thesis
2019/12 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); research paper; Author(s): Gebregziabher, Tefera Negash

Improving Police Integrity in Uganda: Impact Assessment of the Police Accountability and Reform Project
2020/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Review of Development Economics; Author(s): Wagner, Natascha; Hout, Wil; Namara, Rose
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Peace and Conflict
Making Conflict Prevention a Concrete Reality at the UN
2019/12 – Institute for Development and Peace (INEF); Global Trends Analysis 02/2019; Author(s): Erthal Abdenur, Adriana

Inclusion and Political Representation in Peace Negotiations: The Case of the Colombian Victims’ Delegations - Isa Mendes,
2020/01 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Journal of Politics in Latin America; Author(s): Isa Mendes

They Are From Within Us: CVE Brokerage in South-Central Somalia
2019/12 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); Conflict, Security & Development; Author(s): Linnéa Gelot; Stig Jarle Hansen

The Global Checkpoint Economy. Supply Chains as a New Frontline in Conflict Financing?
2019/12 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); DIIS Working Paper; Author(s): Peer Schouten
The Future of European Development Finance – Institutional Reforms for Sustainable Solutions
2019/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); briefing paper; Author(s): Benedikt Erforth, Lennart Kaplan

Can Fiscal Rules Curb Income Inequality? Evidence From Developing Countries
2019/12 – Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); Author(s): Jean-Louis Combes et al.

Regional Foreign Banks and Financial Inclusion: Evidence From Africa
2020/01 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); Economic Modelling Vol. 84; Author(s): Florian Léon, Alexandra Zins
Closing the Green Finance Gap—a Systems Perspective
2019/12 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions; Author(s): Sarah Hafner et. al.

Does Access to International Capital Markets Affect Investment Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa?
2019/12 – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Working paper 2019.05; Author(s): Christian Senga et al.

How Much Do Infrastructural Investments Mitigate Impacts of Seasonal Shocks on Food Security? (PDF)
2019/12 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); research paper; Author(s): Henry Kankwamba, Lukas Kornher
Call for Abstracts: 1st Health and Migration Collaborative Community Symposium, Maastricht, 3 April 2020
2020/01 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Deadline: 31 January

Call for Applications: Summer Institute in Urban Studies, Toronto, 14-18 June
2019/12 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 3 February

Call for Papers: “Entrepreneurship in Africa: The (Re)Emergence of a Discourse or a Reconfiguration of Practices?” (PDF)
2019/12 – Groupement d'Intérêt Scientifique pour l'Étude de la Mondialisation et du Développement (GEMDEV); Deadline: 14th February

Call for Applications: Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellowships on "Authoritarian Urbanism Global Perspectives From the South"
2020/01 – Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); Deadline: 21 February

Call for Papers: 11th Iberian Conference on African Studies, Lisbon, 2-4 July
2020/01 – Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (CAPP); Deadline: 24 February

Call for Papers: IFIP WG 9.4 European Regional Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Salford, 10-11 June
2019/12 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 29 February 2020

Call for Papers: Financialisation in Developing and Emerging Economies: Manifestations, Drivers and Implications. Cambridge Journal of Economics
2020/01 – Centro de Estudos sobre Africa e do Desenvolvimento (CeSA); Deadline: 31 May 2020

Call for papers: Bath papers in international well being and development
2020/01 – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS)

More calls on the EADI Website
Associate Professor / Professor of Global Security Challenges
2020/12 – Centre for Global Development, University of Leeds (CGD); Deadline: 12 January

Debating Poverty Tutor, Fixed Term
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 14 January

Professor in Public Administration
2019/12 – Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University (RUC); Deadline: January 15th 2020

Junior Researcher City LivEAbility by Redesign
2020/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 16 January

Two Research Fellowships at UNU-MERIT
2020/01 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Deadline: 2 February

Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy
2020/01 – London School of Economics and Political Science; Deadline 2 February

Head of Research
2019/12 – - The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Deadline: 10 February

More jobs on the EADI Website
Blog: The 2020s Is the Decade That Demands More From Environmental Politics
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Melissa Leach

Blog: How Can We Avoid Another ‘Lost Decade’ in the Climate Fight?
2020/01 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Andrew Norton

Blog: The Bitter Aftertaste of Chocolate: Why Ghana’s Cocoa Farmers Are Struggling to Adhere to Sustainable Cocoa Production Standards
2020/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Adjoa Annan

Blog: Algeria Awaiting Structural Changes
2019/12 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); blog post; Author(s): Patrick Plane; Camille da Piedade

Blog: Geographies of Asian Meatification
2019/12 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); blog post; Author(s): Arve Hansen and Jostein Jakobsen

Blog: Youth Empowering Each Other Through Dialogue
2020/01 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); blog post; Author(s): Sarah Smith

Blog: Marie Antoinette Rules in Colombia as the Masses Protest Against Inequality
2019/12 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón, María Gabriela Palacio
Complexity and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Computational Intelligence Approach to Support Policy Mix Designs
2020/01 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT);Journal of Sustainability Research; Author(s): Serdar Türkeli

Community Currency Programmes as a Tool for Sustainable Development: The Cases of Mombasa and Nairobi Counties, Kenya
2019/12 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); research paper; Author(s): Daan Sillen, Pui-Hang Wong, Serdar Türkeli
PhD Programme on Innovation, Economics and Governance for Development
2020/01 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Application deadline: 15 February

Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy 2020
2020/01 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Application deadline: 1 March

More courses and trainings on the EADI Website
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