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3rd Issue January 2019


After the launch of our new book "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" earlier this month, we now look forward to the related blog and webinar series! Here, several chapter authors will present insights into their contributions to the book. The webinar series will kick of with a general overview, discussing how and why the development research community needs to engage with new paradigms and narratives, methodologies and perspectives from the Global South. As for the blog, our second post in this series comes from Melissa Leach who presents the concept of "engaged excellence" in Development Studies. And, as usual, we have a bunch of publications, vacancies, calls and more. Enjoy the read!
From our Blog
After having published a part of the introduction to "Bulding Development Studies for the New Millennium" on our blog, Melissa Leach takes the importance of social engagment in Development Studies a step further and explains what the concept of "engaged excellence" can offer when "Development Studies is needed more than ever". She expresses the hope that engaged excellence is not only a new development buzzword, but also an opportunity for truly transformative research. Read more

If you're interested to find out what Star Trek got to do with mixed methods research on poverty, our second blog post might be just the right thing for you: "What Ever Happened to Mixed Methods in Development Research (and has Star Trek got anything to do with it)? by Andy Sumner, Laura Camfield, Keetie Roelen and Lukas Schlogl. Although mixed methods research has not become the "new orthodoxy" in Development Studies as projected by some, it still has much to offer. Read more
News from EADI Working Groups
Our Working Group on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development is very inspired by its recent workshop "Critical academic perspectives on scholarship in the social sciences – How do we “know” the world?" A brief summary of the workshop is available on the working group's
homepage "Convivial Thinking" under this link. The related ongoing blog series "How do we know the world" offers two additional articles by participants. Have a look!  And: if you're interested in discussing and exploring texts by decolonial scholars with like-minded people, you are cordially invited to join the decolonial reading circle. The next virtual meeting will be on 7 February, 4pm (CET). Read more
On 14 and 15 February, our Global Asia Working Group will be hosting a Workshop on Development Challenges in Myanmar at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. The workshop will feed into a special issue of the European Journal of Development Research. If you work on Myanmar and would like to join, please contact Elin Bjarnegård
Learn more about EADI Working Groups
Upcoming EADI Webinar: 18 February, 2pm (CET)
We are happy to invite you to the first webinar around our new book "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium". Its editors Isa Baud and Elisabetta Basile will give an introduction to the book, its contents, rationale and aim and will outline how and why the field needs to engages with new paradigms and narratives, methodologies and perspectives from the Global South. Register here
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Highlight: State of Power 2019: Finance

Despite causing the worst financial crisis in decades, the financial sector emerged even stronger. The Transnational Institute's eighth flagship State of Power report examines through essays and infographics the varied dimensions and dynamics of financial power, and how popular movements might regain control over money and finance. In addition, it includes six compelling infographics that tell you everything you need to know about financial power. Who controls banks? Investment Funds? Where are they based? How is power concentrated? What difference does this make to corporations in general? How do banks influence public policy? How do financial institutions remain impune? What alternatives are there. Read more

Featured EADI Member
The Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)'s political focus lies on enhancing a critical public debate on issues related to colonialism and racism and to establish an international dialogue based on equality and respect. With its activities in the fields of knowledge management, culture, gender, anti-racism work and sports, the VIDC wants to offer a space for action in partnership, for creativity and ideas, projects and dialogue by and for people from different cultural backgrounds, with different experiences and realities. Read more

Recently, VICD has published the study "A Climate of Faiirness: Environmental Taxation and Tax Justice in Developing Countries". Read the study here
Learn more about EADI Members
The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR)
The special issue on Rural-Urban Transformations and the role of small towns in Sub-Saharan Africa is out, with an open-access editorial:

Revisiting Rural–Urban Transformations and Small Town Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, available here

Browse the issue here
The official journal of EADI. Read it now!
News Picks from Premium Members
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) offers a workshop for accelerating innovative projects, designed  for actors from emerging and developing countries who want to accelerate innovative projects and foster change in their organization. The next workshop will take place in Marseille from 15 to 19 April. Read more

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) has published an interesting video-interview with Ugandan Ambassador Mirjam Blaak, looking at what 2019 might mean for Africa-Europe relations, and stressing the need for a more equal and fair partnership. Watch the video here

Another interesting short video comes from ISS:
Peter van Bergeijk and Selwyn Moons discuss the ins and outs of Economic Diplomacy Research based on their research handbook on this topic. Watch the video here
The Amsterdam Institute for Social Studies Research (AISSR) will be coordinating a new research consortium: Solving dilemmas in sustainable development and civil society in Bangladesh and Zambia. The consortium will carry out a comparative study of civil society organisations in Bangladesh and Zambia. It will also produce blogs, research reports and policy recommendations. Read more
Featured Publications
Building Livelihood and Community Resilience: Lessons From Somalia and Zimbabwe
2019/01 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): John Twigg and Margherita Calderone

Colonial Legacy, State Building and the Salience of Ethnicity in Sub-Saharan Africa
2019/01 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); The Economic Journal; Author(s): Merima ali et al

Gender and the Gig Economy: Critical Steps for Evidence-Based Policy
2019/01 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Abigail Hunt and Emma Samman

Quantifying Climate Change Driven Environmental Losses in Coastal Areas
2019/01 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); PhD Thesis; Author(s): Seyedabdolhossein Mehvar;

Cooperation With the Private Sector - A Suitable Means for Supporting Sustainable Development in the Agricultural Sector?
2019/01 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); research paper; Author(s): Marcus Kaplan et al

How to Leverage Private Finances to Generate Impact in Agricultural Development
2019/01 – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL); Policy Brief; Author(s): Mathis Benedikt

Combining Trade and Sustainability? The Free Trade Agreement Between the EU and Vietnam
2019/01 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); briefing paper; Author(s): Bernhard Tröster et al

 The 14th General Election, the Fall of Barisan Nasional, and Political Development in Malaysia, 1957–2018
2019/01 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs; Vol 37, No 3 (2018), Special Issue: The 2018 Malaysian General Election, pp.139-171; Author(s): Muhamad M. N. Nadzri

Economic Growth, Youth Unemployment, and Political and Social Instability: A Study of Policies and Outcomes in Post-Arab Spring Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, and Tunisia
2019/12 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); research paper; Author(s): Heath Prince et al

Tertiary Scholarship Schemes as Institutionalised Migration of Highly Skilled Labour: The Mixed Evidence of Development Effectiveness From the Czech Republic
2018/12 – Institute of International Relations (IIR); Czech Journal of International Relations; Author(s): Jíří Hejkrlík; Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň; Tereza Němečková
Commons: Towards a New Narrative on Development Policies and Practices?
2019/01 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Stéphanie Leyronas, Nadège Legroux

The Roles of the State in Global Value Chains
2019/01 – Global Development Institute (GDI); research paper; Author(s): Rory Horner, Matthew Alford

From "Destructive Creation" to "Creative Destruction": Rethinking Science, Technology and Innovation in a Global Context
2019/01 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); research paper; Author(s): Luc Soete

Transboundary Water Resources for People and Nature: Challenges and Opportunities in the Olifants River Basin (PDF)
2019/01 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Working Paper 177; Author(s): Alisher Mirzabaev et al.

Water-Microcredit Models and Market Inclusion: Shifting Debts and Responsibility
2019/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Catherine Baron et al

New Financing Partnerships for Humanitarian Impact
2019/01 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Barnaby Willitts-King, Roshni Assomull, John Bryant, Clare McCartney, Tej Dhami and Dominic Llewellyn with Sarah Adamczyk

The ‘Dark Side’ of Digital Diplomacy: Countering Disinformation and Propaganda
2019/01 – Real Instituto Elcano; research paper; Author(s): Corneliu Bjola

Women Entrepreneurship in Developing, Developed and Transitional Economies – Differences and Similarities
2018/12 – Institute of Economic Sciences (IEN); Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education No.3-4 (2018), pp.73-82; Author(s): Claudia Longoria

Refugee Economies in Uganda: What Difference Does the Self-Reliance Model Make?
2019/01 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Refugee Studies Centre; Author(s): Alexander Betts et al.

Displacement and Resettlement: Understanding the Role of Climate Change in Contemporary Migration
2018/12 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options pp.237-258; Author(s): Aliso Heslin et al.

Read the latest publications from our members!
Call for Papers: Call for the 16th Edition of the Lisbon Group on Leadership and Organization Studies
2019/01 – Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (CAPP); Deadline: 10 February

Call for Abstracts: Different Worlds? Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique Between Europe and the MENA - AISSR - University of Amsterdam, 15-16 March
2019/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 20 February

Call for Papers: M.A. Thesis Research Grant Program for Social Sciences & Organic Agricultural Sciences
2019/01 – International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD); Yearly application deadlines: 1st of March, 1st of June and 1st of October

Call for Expressions of Interest: Universities and Social Inequalities in the Global South
2019/01 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Deadline: 10 March

Call for Papers: Effective States and Inclusive Development Conference on 'Rethinking the Politics of Development', Manchester, 9-11 September
2019/01 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 15 March

Call for Papers: ‘Responsibility to Protect and Gender’ Conference, Leeds, 10 June
2019/01 – Centre for Global Development, University of Leeds (CGD); Deadline: 15 March 2019

Call for Papers: The Future of Industrial Work: New Pathways and Policies of Structural Transformation? Vienna, 19-20 September
2019/01 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Deadline: 1 April

More calls on the EADI Website
Job Offer: Director of Programmes
2019/01 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); Deadline: 10 February 2019

Job Offer: Researcher in the “Inter- and Transnational Cooperation With the Global South” Programme
2019/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 10 February

Job Offer: Scholarships - Applicants Based in Africa
2019/01 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Deadline: 1 April 2019

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinion: Putting the Spotlight on ‘Participation’ in Economic Alternatives
2019/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Author(s): Jodie Thorpe

Blog: Franco-German Treaty of Aachen: One Step Closer to Sustainable Development?
2019/01 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Nicolas Berghmans et al

Blog: Ownership for Sustainable Development Cooperation
2019/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Niels Keijzer, Stephan Klingebiel

Blog: Finding a New Point of Departure for the Future of UK-EU Development Cooperation After Brexit
2019/01 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Andrew Sherriff; Emmanuel de Groof

Opinion: Brexit Agony: Lessons Learned for Negotiators
2019/01 – Graduate Institute (IHEID): Author(s): Cédric Dupont

Blog: Are You Oversimplifying? Research Dilemmas, Honesty and Epistemological Reductionism
2019/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Rodrigo Mena
Formulating Proposals for Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development: Designing Green Climate Fund Projects (ICREP), 25.02. - 28.06.2019
Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM)

Corporate Responsibility and Development, 13.05. - 17.05.2019
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL)

Summer Programme on the United Nations and Global Challenges
Graduate Institute (IHEID)

MA Gender and Development
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

MA Food and Development
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik

More trainings on the EADI Website
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