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EADI Publication Digest
Issue #11/2012

News from EADI

Summer School 2013: The Politics and Economics of Aid

From 24 June - 5 July 2013, the University of Antwerp (BE), Universidad de Cantabria (ES), University of Birmingham (UK), Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL), University of Florence (IT) and the University of Olomouc (CZ) jointly organise the first Summer School on the Politics and Economics of Aid in Antwerp, in cooperation with EADI.

The primary objective of the programme is to support ongoing research on the political, economic and institutional aspects of development cooperation (aid) and aid effectiveness. This research may take place in university settings (such as PhD research), but also in policy oriented settings such as NGOs, think tanks, aid agencies, etc. Next, the programme wants to contribute to the creation of a sustainable research network on aid so as to enable knowledge exchange on the topic of aid effectiveness, and cross fertilization between academic and policy oriented arenas of research.

Application: Until 01/02/2013 for invited PhD students, Erasmus IP and 01/05/2013 for other participants. The summer school is an Erasmus Life Long Learning Intensive Programme.

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New EADI Masterclasses

6 - 7 December 2012,  Writing for Publication in Academic Journals in the Field of Development Studies. Bonn (Germany)

13 -14 December 2012, Practical Skills for Conducting Evaluations in Development Organizations, Bonn

Forthcoming in 2013

28 February - 1 March 2013, Practical Skills for Conducting Evaluations in Development Organizations, Bonn

15 March 2013, The Audit and Control of EU Funded Projects, Bonn

News from EADI Working Groups

Call for Papers: The Rush of China and India to Africa: State versus Market Driven Development Cooperation Strategies. Deadline: 20 January 2013
International Workshop by the EADI Europe-Asia Working Group & EADI Industrialization Working Group on 17-18 May 2013

Call for Papers: The Rise of New Periphery in the World. Deadline: 1 February 2013
Workshop of the EADI Working Group on Transformation in the World System - Comparative Studies of Development, Kiev, 19-21September 2013

The open revolution at the EADI IMWG workshop in Antwerp. Today's questions, tomorrow's answers
On the 13th and 14th of September the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) held a workshop at the University of Antwerp in Belgium where the Information Management's Working Group (IMWG) discussed open development. Over two days, knowledge managers, research communicators and other development professionals came together to consider not only how research dissemination will be broadened by the introduction of open policy but also where the parameters lie in defining this new territory. See also for the videos of speeches.

EJDR Best Paper Prize 2012

The EJDR is delighted to announce the winners of the 2012 Best Paper Prize, awarded to the best paper published in the journal's previous volume. This year the selection committee were so impressed by the papers that they chose to split the prize. The winners are:

Anita Dixit: Poverty and Food Security in Gujarat, India

Stein Sundstøl Eriksen: The Possibility of State Formation: The Experience of Botswana in a Theoretical Perspective

These articles are free to read and download.


Green Economy or Green Society? Contestation and Policies for a Fair Transition

November 2012

Authors: Kiah Smith, Peter Utting, Sarah Cook

Based on research from the UNRISD inquiry into the social dimensions of green economy, this paper outlines a conceptual and policy approach to bring social concerns more centrally into green economy and sustainable development debates.

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More highlights in our monthly Research Monitor.

European Journal of Development Research
Vol 24, Issue 5
(Journal Citation Reports®
2011 Impact Factor: 0.679*)

Building the Africa-Europe partnership: what next?

13 - 14 December 2012, Lisbon

Conference of the Europe-Africa Policy Research Network

Programme (pdf)
Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa, Helsinki, Finland 24-25 June 2013
UNU-WIDER Conference: Deadline open until 31 January 2013

New programme on Urbanising Deltas of the World
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); Calls for Proposals; Deadline for Application: 1 March 2013

Call for Proposals: 2nd World Social Science Forum (WSSF) “Social Transformations and the Digital Age” 13-15 October, 2013 in Montréal, Canada

International Social Science Council (ISSC); Deadline for Proposals: 15 January 2013

Call for Papers: Development and Sustainability Science - The Challenge of Transdisciplinary Knowledge for Social Change

The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP); Deadline for submissions of abstracts: Monday, 17 December, 2012

More calls on the EADI Website

The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) is part of the University of Antwerp (Belgium) located in the very heart of Europe. It has several decades of experience in organising international education programmes in the field of development studies.

IOB currently offers three one-year master's programmes in Development Studies.
King's International Development Institute
offers a MSc Emerging Economies and International Development - a broad, non-specialised approach to understanding the rise of the new global economic and political players.

More courses at devtrain, EADI's Training Database
EADI Premium members
Women in the market: Equal opportunities?
Chr.Michelsen Institute, Authors: Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Bertil Tungodden

Climate Finance for the Middle East and North Africa: Confronting the Challenges of Climate Change
Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Climate Funds Update - Climate Finance Policy Briefs; Authors: Smita Nakhooda, Alice Caravani and Prachi Seth, ODI and Liane Schalatek

Inequality & the Universalistic Principle in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Institute of Social Studies (ISS) - Erasmus University Rotterdam; Author: Andrew M. Fischer

Renewable Technology Transfer to Developing Countries: One Size Does Not Fit All
Institute of Development Studies (IDS); IDS Working Paper 412, Authors: Pueyo, A. and Linares, P.
More highlights in EADI Research, the gateway to the latest publications from over 150 EADI members.
Are the BRICs Broken?
Real Instituto Elcano (RIE); Expert Comment 34/2012; Author: Iliana Olivié

Facing up to realities: DG DEVCO introduces new organigram for 2013
ECDPM, Blog post, Author: Florian Kraetke
Policy and Practice
VIDC Migration

European Good Practice Examples of Migration and Development Initiatives
with a Particular Focus on Diaspora Engagement

by Marlene Keusch and Nadja Schuster, Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (ed.)
King's College: Lecturer/Senior Lecturers:

International Development and Emerging Economies - A8/BVI/1201/12-SC: 
Political Economy of Emerging Markets - A8/BVI/1200/12-SC: 
Institute of Development Studies Brighton
IDS is providing opportunities for up to three Teaching and Learning Fellowships for academics or practitioners from Rising Powers countries.
Fellowship details

More jobs in development research.
What Opportunities do the New EU International Investment Agreements Offer for Developing Countries?
Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Briefing Paper 12/2012, Authors: Axel Berger and Julia Harten

The Development Committee of the European Parliament will discuss Policy Coherence for Development on 6 December. A recording will be available here.

Mapping as Tool to Understand Urban Inequalities

Mapping social and economic inequalities in cities can be a strategic instrument in understanding spatialized differences between neighborhoods. However, maps can also present a partial or slanted view of urban inequalities, depending on how they are constructed. Read the latest opinion piece by Isa Baud, Javier Martinez and Karin Pfeffer.

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