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1st Issue September 2019


Today our thematic focus lies on the European Union, presenting new reports on and critical analyses of Europe's role in international development - including policy recommendations for the new EU leadership. On the occasion of the upcoming global climate strikes initiated by the Fridays for Future movement, our Executive Committee has signed a Declaration of Solidarity with the strikes, and many of us will join the young people in the streets on those days. And of course we have included the usual pick of news, publications, calls and vacancies further below.
Statement of Solidarity with the Global Climate Strikes
We believe that Development Studies – like development as such – is not a value-free exercise. This is why we are happy to follow the example of a growing number of Scientists for Future in support of the young activists with declarations, facts and press conferences, as well as presence in the streets. If your institute would like to add its signature, please let us know. If you consider supporting the strikes in one way or another, we'd love to hear what you do, so that we can spread the news! Read the declaration
New on our blog
"While minerals, oil, “green energy” and food continue to be provided under highly exploitative socioecological relations in particular places of the world, the UN reminds us that 55 percent of the world´s population now live in cities. Does this mean that rural areas and rural societies are disappearing?" Our latest blog post by Mariel Aguilar-Støen is the first one in the new series by the Rural transformations in the new century research group at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), This research group aims at critically rethinking rural transformations, considering that in the 21st century, the rural is increasingly decoupled from the agrarian. Read the post
The EU and International Development
The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), consisting mainly of EADI members, has published concrete proposals for the new EU leadership, focusing on nine key domains where the EU can make a difference. Contributions focus on peace and security, mobility and migration, climate action, energy and urbanisation, trade and development, human development, strategic partnerships, democracy support and financing for development. Read more
This report, also by the European Think Tanks Group and the Overseas Development Institute, reviews the information provided on fossil fuel subsidies in the draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). It  shows that none of the draft NECPs submitted provides a comprehensive overview of the country’s fossil fuel subsidies nor a comprehensive plan to phase them out. Some draft NECPs even discuss the introduction of new fossil fuel subsidies without recognising that this is incompatible with subsidy phase-out commitments. Others still label various subsidy measures as ‘low-carbon transition support’. Read more
This publication by SDG Watch Europe "contributes to unsettle the double standard of EU policies, consisting in protecting our own industries, corporations, workers, and consumers by confining the opportunities and threatening the well-being of economies and populations in other parts of the world. Every single of the following thirteen chapters is a strong and profound case for ending this double standard of European policy-making." The Transnational Institute, today's featured EADI member, has contributed the chapter on landgrabbing. Read the complete report here
Read more publications about the EU
Featured EADI Member: Transnational Institute

The Transnational Institute (TNI), located in Amsterdam, is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. For more than 40 years, it has served as a nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers. TNI has gained and international reputation for carrying out well researched and radical critiques and anticipating and producing informed work on key issues long before they become mainstream concerns. Read more

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News Picks from Premium Members

A year ago, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has launched its podcast series "between the lines" which brings together ideas for progressive change by exploring "books for a better world". Now it has produced a special piece bringing together clips from all the episodes across the series  Read more

The Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) has set up an interesting new initiative:  the "Development Learning Lab" aims at helping donors navigate the aid landscape and providing reliable information about what works and why. Read more

The Centre for International Cooperation and Development at the University of Pavia invites to a conference on "The University of Pavia and the SDGs" on 18 September. It aims at exchanging scientific evidence around the challenges involved with the SDGs in developing countries where there is a growing urgency to strengthen sustainable development. Read more
Member Publication Picks
The Post-Political Link Between Gender and Climate Change
2019/09 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Contexto Internacional; Author(s): Felipe Jaramillo Ruiz, Juan Pablo Vallejo

Leaving the War on Terror. A Progressive Alternative to Counter-Terrorism Policy
2019/09 – Transnational Institute (TNI); research paper; Author(s): Ruth Blakeley et al

The Framing of 9/11 in the American, French, and Dutch Public Spheres (2001 - 2015)
2019/09 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); research paper; Author(s): Thijs van Dooremalen

Social Protection on the Move: A Transnational Exploration of Nicaraguan Migrant Women’s Engagement With Social Protection in Spain and Nicaragua
2019/08 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); research paper; Author(s): Chandreyi Guadalupe Guharay Gómez

Competitive Advantage of Collaboration – Throwing New Light on the Nordic Model
 2019/09 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); New Political Economy; Author(s): Nina Witoszek

The Forgotten Agriculture-Nutrition Link: Estimating the Energy Requirements of Different Farming Technologies in Rural Zambia
2019/08 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); research paper; Author(s): Thomas Daum et al

Brazil First, Climate Last: Bolsonaro's Foreign Policy
2019/09 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); GIGA Focus Latin America Number 05; Author(s): Guilherme Casarões; Daniel Flemes

Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2019
2019/09 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper
Financing the UN Development System: Time for Hard Choices
2019/09 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); research paper; Author(s): Bruce Jenks,Jennifer Topping,Veronika Tywuschik-Sohlström (Lead Authors)

Fostering the Local Dimension of Blended Finance: From Principles to Practice
2019/09 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): San Bilal

Self-Financing the African Union: One Levy, Multiple Reforms
2019/09 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Luckystar Miyandazi; Philomena Apiko

Digitalisation in the Lives of Urban Migrants: Evidence From Bogota
2019/09 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Charles P. Martin-Shields et al

The Material Politics of Citizenship: Struggles Over Resources, Authority and Belonging in the New Federal Republic of Nepal
2019/08 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); Journal of South Asian Studies; Author(s): Andrea J. Nightingale et al

The Political Economy of Diaspora Remittances in the Ethiopian Somali Region
2019/09 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); research paper; Author(s): Kassahun Berhanu, Editors: Topias Hagmann & Finn Stepputat
Read the latest publications from our members!
Call for Papers: The DSAI Invites Submissions to the Working Paper Series.
2019/09 – Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI

Call for Papers: “In Medias Res: Decolonial Interventions” Journal of International Women’s Studies - Special Issue (PDF)
2019/08 – Deadline: 15 November

More calls on the EADI Website
Blog: Making Their Voices Count (Long Read)
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Phhilippine Sutz

Blog: More Jaw, Less Culture War—the Case for Citizens' Assemblies
2019/09 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Lucy Stone

Blog: Why We Need to Talk More About “Climate Migration” in Latin America
2019/09 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Diogo Serraglio, Benjamin Schraven

Blog: What Momentum Has the G7 Given to Sustainable Development?
2019/09 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post

Blog: Robert Mugabe: A Complex Legacy
2019/09 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Ian Scoones

Blog: Can New Technologies Drive Improvements in Basic Education?
2019/09 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post

Blog: The Credibility Problem of United Nations Official Statistics on Internally Displaced Persons
2019/09 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Gloria Nguya, Dirk-Jan Koch

Blog: Feminism Washing: Are Multinationals Really Empowering Women?
2019/09 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); blog post; Author(s): Elisabeth Prügl

Blog: Sexual Violence Does Not Stop Sudan's Women From Speaking Up
2019/09 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post

Impact of Development Finance Institutions on Sustainable Development
2019/09 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Samantha Attridge, Dirk Willem te Velde, Søren Peter Andreasen

Accelerating the United Nation's 2030 Global Agenda: Why Prioritization of the Gender Goal Is Essential
2019/08 – Global Policy; Author(s): Paula Hepp; Ludwig‐Maximilians‐Universität Munich; Claire Somerville; Gender Centre the Graduate Institute Geneva; Bettina Borisch; Institute of Global Health University of Geneva

Will South Asia Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? Learning From the MDGs Experience
2019/08 – Global Development Institute (GDI); research paper; Author(s): M. Niaz Asadullah, Antonio Savoia, Kunal Sen
Lecturer - International Development
2019/09 – International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD); Deadline: 22 September

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist
2019/09 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 26 September

Two PhD Candidates in the Politics of Family Migration - University of Amsterdam
2019/08 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 29 September

3 PhD Positions for ERC Project on Land Politics in Colombia, Ethiopia and Myanmar
2019/09 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 29 September

Visiting PhD Fellowship, Research on Developing Economies
2016/09 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 30 September

Research Associate, Links Between Social Trust, Economic Inequality, and Governance Outcomes
2019/08 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 4 October

Assistant Professor in Development Studies (Tenure Track)
2019/09 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 7 October

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