EADI Publication Digest
Issue #11/2015

News from EADI

Call for Book Manuscripts

In conjunction with Palgrave MacMillan, EADI publishes the EADI Global Development Series. We warmly invite proposals/ book manuscripts for the series. Please write to to submit a proposal or request information.

The Editors of the series are Maja Bucar (Dean for Doctoral Studies and International Relations, University of Ljubljana) and Andrew Mold (Senior Economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Kigali, Rwanda).

More information about the EADI Global Development Series

Research Seminar “Multinationals, local firms and innovation in post-transition and transition economies”

Research seminar in Budapest, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The EADI Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Development together with the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has organized a research seminar in Budapest on the 14th of December, 2015.

To register, please send an email to:

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CFIA/EADI workshop: "How can Frugal Innovation become Inclusive Innovation?"

On 26 and 27 November the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa, in cooperation with the EADI working group ‘Frugal Innovation and Development’, has organized a workshop on frugal innovations and inclusiveness.

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Featured EADI Member

The Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) is a Government committee with a mandate to evaluate and analyse Sweden’s international development assistance. The EBA’s remit is to commission studies and arrange seminars on issues with relevance for the Swedish development sector. The expert group brings together a number of committee members who convene regularly to discuss and commission studies on development assistance. Another objective of EBA is to take up existing knowledge and research on international development aid and to contribute to it being used in development policy. The day-to-day work is done by a secretariat led by Sonja Daltung. EBA’s evaluations and analyses focus primarily on overarching issues within Swedish development assistance, not on individual aid projects.

Learn more about EADI members.

The Bioeconomy

The bioeconomy agenda emerged in response to the need to find alternatives to fossil fuels. The idea is based on increasing the use of biotechnologies and biofuels, and is a response to growing concerns about the unsustainable use and management of finite natural resources.
This report traces the emergence and the current trajectory of the bioeconomy. It highlights how corporate interests have managed to capture and dominate its development and growth. It raises a number of key questions in the hope that they will contribute to a debate: does the current approach to the bioeconomy need to be completely rejected as an inherently destructive agenda? Or does the idea of the bioeconomy have enough potential that it should be reclaimed and restructured?

Launch of the Policy Coherence for Development 2015 EU Report

International Cooperation and Development Director-General Fernando Frutuoso De Melo hosted the launch event and Commissioner Neven Mimica delivered the keynote address.

Documents suggest Europe sees future Caribbean ties within ambit of CELAC

In the last few weeks the European Commission (EC) has made available two discussion documents that will change Europe’s future relationship with the Caribbean and Latin America.

The first, published on October 6, is on what might follow the present EU-ACP Cotonou Partnership Agreement when it expires in 2020. A second, ‘Trade for All’, published on October 14, sets out the EC’s thinking on future trade strategy.

Call for Research Proposals: Mobilizing Knowledge to Improve Competitiveness Strategies
Global Development Network (GDN); Deadline for submissions: 18 November 2015

More calls on the EADI Website

2015/11 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  2015/11 – Oxfam

Opinion: Paying the Piper: 3 Things Donors Can Do to Drive Real Change
2015/10 – International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)
  2015/10 – Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA)
  2015/11 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
2015/10 – Department of Technology and Sustainable Development, University of Twente
2015/10 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  2015/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
  2015/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
  2015/10 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
  2015/10 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  2015/10 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)


EADI Members Invite Refugees to Join Activities

EADI members have announced invitations for refugees to take part in education, research and dialogue activities. Both organisations are based in Bonn: The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn (GIUB).

We will update this article if other EADI members decide to join the initiatives.

Action Plan for new NWO published

An Action Plan for the transition to a renewed NWO, and a summary of this, are now available. The plan details the steps with which the new organisation model for NWO will be prepared. 1 January 2017 is the date on which the changes for the new governance and organisation will become effective.

ODI Research on Migration and Refugees

The migration crisis is currently a major topic in the all media. A dossier on the ODI website provides useful background knowledge and interesting commentary. The page shows the latest activity of ODI on the topic: events, research reports, briefing papers, infographics and many blog posts

Changing Views on Growth: What Became of Pro-Poor Growth?
2015/10 – Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet)
Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Deadline for applications: 22 November 2015
Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Deadline for applications: 20 November 2015
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Deadline for applications:19 November 2015
Oxfam GB; Deadline for applications: 15 November 2015

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