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2nd Issue July 2020


Today we proudly present the first post in our blog prize series for outstanding posts on PhD research. Based on evidence from Myanmar, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, ISS Researcher Isabelle Desportes examines the risk of disaster responses for democracy and social justice. With the hashtag #Solidarity2021 we have updated the website of the postponed EADI/ISS General Conference which now reflects the latest information on the remaining sessions and those that are currently being held online. Furthermore, this newsletter contains the latest Open Access article in EJDR, news picks from our premium members and a thematic focus on food security, agriculture, and irrigation for our selection of member’s publications.
Although our General Conference was postponed for a full year, most of the panels will take place in the same or similar format as originally planned. The full lists of panels, workshops and roundtables are available here. In the beginning of September we will also issue a limited call for abstracts for those panels who invite additional contributions. If you're interested in submitting, please watch this space! Registration will aso re-open after the summer. To the conference site
New on our Blog: Disaster Response and Democracy
Disaster reponse: Why democracy matters – three case studies from Myanmar, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe
"While responses to the disasters were mostly coordinated and efficient, the political contexts in which the disaster occurred meant that discussions on disaster preparedness and the modalities of relief were scarce. All three processes had important dynamics in common: as the disasters destroyed homes, disrupted livelihoods and uprooted communities, their intense impacts had to be handled in the midst of an ongoing marginalization of certain population groups at the hands of other groups and/or the state." In her PhD research, Isabelle Desportes has identified a number of longer-term changes in the wake of the disaster response measures. Read the post
EADI Blog Prize for outstanding posts on PhD research: If you're a PhD researcher in the final stage or have just finished your PhD, we cordially invite you to present your research on this blog! All accepted and published blog posts will be featured here and via social media. During the publishing process, we will help you with the editing and with becoming familiar with the rather casual and journalistic blogging style. Read more
To the blog overview
Save the Dates: Forthcoming Virtual Dialogues
  • 31 July: Solidarity Today - Building resilience through a practice of self-care (EADI/ISS series) Read more
  • 7 August: Bias aware practices: moving beyond unconscious bias training (EADI/ISS series)  Read more
  • 28 October: Towards a Wellbeing Economics. How and why we need to do economics differently Read more
See all EADI events
Please note that we have decided to call our online-events "Virtual Dialogues" from now on, as we came to know that "webinar" is a registered trademark in Germany, where EADI is registered. The series itself remains the same!
Latest Open Access Article in the EJDR
Gender Gaps in Market Participation Among Individual and Joint Decision-Making Farm Households: Evidence from Southern Ethiopia, Girma Gezimu Gebre, Hiroshi Isoda, Dil Bahadur Rahut, Yuichiro Amekawa & Hisako Nomura

This paper analyzes market participation gaps among male, female, and joint decision-making households, and the factors influencing that gap, using data collected from 560 maize farm households in the Dawuro zone, southern Ethiopia.
Browse the latest issue
Highlight: Supporting Vulnerable Groups in COVID19 Times
Covid-19 is hitting vulnerable people the hardest. This is already devastating in high-income countries with comprehensive and effective health and welfare systems, but it may well be catastrophic in those without, and especially in low-income and least developed countries. How exactly are interventions to address the pandemic - by governments and non-state actors - affecting vulnerable groups?
This UNRISD report presents the main trends, effectiveness and unintended consequences of policies and other interventions brought to light by a recent survey. Read more
News Picks from Our Premium Members
When debt reduction creates jobs for women: In this video, the Agence Française de Développement introduces its training and vocational work at the Ivory Coast. It is supporting young women to set up micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and develop income-generating activities. Watch the video
The impact of COVID-19 on human rights: In a special edition of their podcast series 'What matters today', the Graduate Instiute Geneva examines how the pandemic has changed the view and respect of human rights. International Law professors Vincent Chetail and Andrew Clapham discuss the issue with Stefania Di Stefano, PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute. Listen to the Podcast
The overload in COVID-19 resources - navigating the evidence jungle: In their opinion piece for DEval, Timo Kretschmer, Elisabeth Schneider, Lea Jechel, and Marion Krämer have selected a list of helpful Covid-19 resources for decision makers in policy and practice as well as for researchers. Furthermore, they give recommendations for producers of Covid-19 resources. Read the article
Premium Members Publication Picks
Background Paper: COVID-19 Forced Displacement in the Middle East and East Africa - Institute of Development Studies
2020/07 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Dianne Duclos, Jennifer Palmer

Juxtapositions in Jakarta: How Flood Interventions Reinforce and Challenge Urban Divides
2005/07 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Urban Forum; Author(s): Roanne van Voorst

Why the Brazilian Amazon Burns
2020/07 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Current History, Vol. 119(2020), Issue 814, p. 60-65; Author(s): Hecht, Susanna B.

A Political Economy Analysis of the Nacala and Beira Corridors (PDF)
2020/07 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Discussion Paper; Author(s): Bruce Byiers; Poorva Karkare; Luckystar Miyandazi
Making It Count: Civil Society Engagement in EU Trade Agreements - ECDPM (PDF)
2020/07 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Discussion Paper; Author(s): Nadia Ashraf, Jeske van Seters

The Impact of External Arms Restrictions on Democracy and Conflict in Developing Countries
2020/07 – ISS Working Paper Series / General Series; Author(s): Dizaji, Sajjad Faraji; Murshed, Syed

The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation
2020/07 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; book; Author(s): Ian Scoones; Andy Stirling

Agricultural Development and Food Security in Sudan as Seen From Kassala State (PDF)
2020/07 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Sudan Brief; Author(s): Samia Mohamed Nour; Eltayeb Mohamedain

Read more about EADI members
Thematic Focus: Food Security, Agriculture & Irrigation
Does Industrial Water Pollution Impede Agriculture? Evidence From Rice Farming in China
2020/06 – Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); research paper; Author(s): Sebbastien Marchand et al.

Food Security and Agricultural Development in Kassala State (PDF)
2020/07 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Samia Mohamed Nour; Eltayeb Mohamedain

Taking Monsanto to Court: Legal Activism Around Intellectual Property in Brazil and India
2020/06 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); The Journal of Peasant Studies; Author(s): Karine Peschard; Shalini Randeria

Land, Territory and Commons: Voices and Visions From the Struggles
2020/07 – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Globalizations; Author(s): Tomaso Ferrando et al.

Climate Change Adaptation Through Sustainable Water Resources Management in Kenya: Challenges and Opportunities
2020/07 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); bookitem; Author(s): Muliyil Asokan, Shilpa
Covid-19, Agri-Food Systems, and Migrant Labour: The Situation in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden (PDF)
2020/07 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Author(s): Jan Schneider et al.

The Rotten Apples of Brazil's Agribusiness
2020/07 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Science; Author(s): Raoni Rajão et al.

Study of Selected Livestock Innovations in Ethiopia (PDF)
2020/07 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); research paper; Author(s): Azage Tegegne and Getachew Legese Feye

Multi-Actor Initiativesin Action: Lessons From the Sustainable Diets for all Programme (PDF)
2020/07 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Reflections Series; Author(s): Wenny Ho et al.

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Read more about food security
Blog: Primary Forest Loss Remains Too High Across the Tropics
2020/07 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Elizabeth Dow Goldman

Blog: Women Judges in Afghanistan: An Interview With Anisa Rasooli
2020/07 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post; Author(s): Antonio de Lauri

Blog: Human Rights and Covid-19
2020/07 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); blog post; Author(s): Sara Leila Margaret Davis

Opinion: How Research Can Contribute to Transformative Climate Justice - Institute of Development Studies
2020/07 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Author(s): Sophie Robinson

Blog: Building Tax Systems in Developing Countries Is Vital to Overcoming COVID-19 and Achieving the SDGs
2020/07 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Ben Dickinson

Blog: Seeds of Resistance: Palestinian Farmers Fight Against Annexation and Pandemic
2020/07 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Author(s): Salena Fay Tramel

Blog: Coronavirus: How Brazil Became the Second Worst Affected Country in the World
2020/07 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); blog post; Author(s): Alfredo Saad Filho

Blog: Analysis: Mining Taxes Are on the Rise in Africa
2020/07 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); blog post; Author(s): Yannick Bouterige et al.

Blog: Savings Groups Can Tackle Financial Precarity in Goma’s Woman-Headed Households
2020/07 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); blog post; Author(s): Papy Muzuri

Blog: The Wild Decade: How the 1990s Laid the Foundations for Vladimir Putin’s Russia
2020/07 – International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD); blog post; Author(s): Adrian Campbell

Blog: Three Pillars for Food System Change: Inclusivity, Joint Vision and Long-Term Commitment
2020/07 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Frank Mechielsen

Blog: How the City of Shanghai Coped With COVID-19
2020/07 – Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS); blog post; Author(s): Jan Fransen et al.

Blog: COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa and Its Impact on Migration
2020/06 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); blog post; Author(s): Lea Müller-Funk et al.

Blog: The Overload in Covid-19 Resources
2020/07 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); blog post; Author(s): Timo Kretschmer et al.

Blog: A Summer Like No Other – What’s at Stake in Critical EU External Policy Processes
2020/07 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Alexei Jones et al.

Blog: The Unbearable Whiteness of International Development. The SDGs and Decolonial Feminisms
2020/07 – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS); blog post; Author(s): Keya Khandaker, Lata Narayanaswamy

Blog: ‘Eliminated’, but Islamic State Continues Its Pursuit of New Territory
2020/07 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); blog post; Author(s): Telli Betül Karacan

Blog: In Conversation With Deepak Nayyar on ‘Resurgent Asia’
2020/06 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Duncan Green

Blog: Recovery or Renewal? Time for an Economic Rethink
2020/06 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Craig D Rye; Tim Jackson

Blog: Blog Series Designed to Give Voice to Researchers in Burundi and the Surrounding Region
2020/07 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); blog post

Blog: Are South-South Value Chains More Resilient in the Age of Covid-19? Insights From Eswatini’s Apparel
2020/07 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Giovanni Pasquali; Shane Godfrey

Blog: The SDGs, Access to Civil Justice, and Legal Technology
2020/06 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); blog post; Author(s): Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Blog: Protecting Migrants or Reversing Migration? COVID-19 and the Risks of a Protracted Crisis in Latin America
2020/07 – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York; blog post; Author(s): Jean Grugel

Blog: Progress Against Multidimensional Poverty at Risk, 2020 Global MPI Shows
2020/07 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); blog post; Author(s): Sabina Alkire

Blog: Shifting Lives in the Mangroves: Is Concrete the Way Forward in Rebuilding the Sunderbans?
2020/07 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): Megnaa Mehtta; Debjani Bhattacharyya

Blog: Balancing Geopolitics With Green Deal Recovery: In Search of a Comprehensive Euro-Mediterranean Energy Script
2020/07 – Real Instituto Elcano; blog post; Author(s): Gonzalo Escribano & Lara Lázaro

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website
MA in Development Studies
2020/07 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 01 August

Master in Cooperation and Development
2020/07 –  University of Pavia (CICOPS); Deadline: 09 September

More courses and trainings on the EADI Website
Job Offer: Research and Programme Assistant
2020/07 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Deadline: 24 July

Job Offer: Junior Researcher in the Field of Housing Market and Migrants in the Netherlands
2020/07 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 30 July

Job Offer: Senior Researcher: Nature-Climate Policy Lead
2020/07 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 06 August

Job Offer: Researcher on Sustainable Supply Chains
2020/07 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 09 August

Job Offer: Postdoc Position: Tracing the Politics of Technification in Baltic Sea Region Energy Infrastructure
2020/07 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); Deadline: 31 August

More jobs on the EADI Website
Open Online Activities
Online Seminar: Preserving Multilateralism in Times of Uncertainty!
27 July, 12:30 GMT+2 – Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Online Event: Food Fights: Local and Indigenous Foods
29 July – Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, WOTRO Science for Global Development (NWO-WOTRO)

Online Seminar: Inequalities in Global Finance and Gender: Economic Responses to Covid-19
30 July, 12:00 London Time – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York

Online Seminar: What Does the Paris Agreement’s Transparency Framework Mean for LDCs?
04 August, 11:00 GMT+1 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Online Event: Libya and the Lessons of the 2011 Intervention for the EU
04 September; 17:00 GMT+2 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Conference: Building a Responsive and Resilient City in Post Crisis
20 October, 14:00 GMT+1 – Maynooth University Social Science Institute (MUSSI)

Podcast: Charity Mumbi and Jack Makau on Covid-19 in Kenya’s Informal Settlements
2020/07 – Global Development Institute (GDI)

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
Call for Papers: 10th UN-Research Colloquium: "The United Nations and Resources" 8 - 10 October 2020 at the Ruhr-University Bochum
2020/07 – Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE); Deadline: 01. August 2020

Call: Call for Applications China in Europe Research Network (CHERN)
2020/07 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 15 August

Call: Prince Claus Chair in Equity and Development 2021-23: Call for Applications
2020/07 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 01 September

Call: Radical Frontier Researcher Project
2020/07 – Research Council of Norway (RCN); Deadline: 02 September

Call for Papers: Conference 2021 Entangled Im/Mobilities: Perspektiven Aus Den Geistes- Und Sozialwissenschaften
2020/07 – Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna; Deadline: 30. Septemper 2020

Call for Papers: Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Science, Politics, and Public Policy After the COVID-19
2020/07 – Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (CAPP); Deadline: 31 September 2020

More calls on the EADI Website
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