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3rd Issue April 2020


Shortly after the publication of the European Journal of Development (EJDR)'s special issue call on COVID19, it already started making the rounds on social media, and within hours the first proposal was received. This makes us optimistic for putting together a rich issue with many diverse perspectives and different academic approaches. And we are happy that our latest webinar "How to reach the (extreme) poor through inclusive development policies in sub-Saharan Africa?" was one of our most successful and best visited webinars so far. Apart from two new blog posts and the usual news picks, we've got a new section collecting forthcoming online activities by our members, together with the calls and vacancies at the bottom of this newsletter. Our thematic focus today is on COVID19 and environmental issues.
The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR)
The unprecedented shock of COVID-19 has served to demonstrate the essential role of governments when the market-based economic system is jeopardised by circumstances that cannot be controlled by voluntary personal actions alone. At the same time, COVID-19 shows the consequences of globalization, whereby actions in one part of the world can have consequences for the entirety of humanity and actions by national governments may be of limited effect if they are taken outside of global unison. The interventions by governments are unprecedented, both in terms of the actions taken to curtail liberties and the scale of public investment. There are likely to be long-term consequences for the lives of everyone as we look to the future. Read more
The April issue is out!
The latest issue focuses on Development Challenges in Myanmar and includes three open access articles:
The EJDR is EADI's Journal. Read it now!
New on our Blog
How do we live with Corona? "People who live through extreme events are, often deeply, altered by the experiences they have. Even when those experiences take place predominantly in the physical realm, they are also events of consciousness. They come not only with physical impacts but also with emotional ones, and consequent to that, changes in behavioural choices, and maybe even preferences." In our latest blog post, researchers from the International Security and Development Center (ISCD), UNU-WIDER and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) describe the approach and aims of their citizen-science project "Life with Corona"  Read more
Displaced women and girls in Latin America threatened by COVID-19. "First, we need to recognise that COVID-19 is only the latest of the many challenges to their wellbeing. It is important not to forget how far their rights have already been stripped away, even before the pandemic. For this reason, it is crucial that we challenge the naturalization of gendered violence and invisibility displaced populations face. COVID-19 is not disrupting their otherwise ‘normal’ lives, so much increasing their dehumanization still further." In this post, researchers from the University of Southampton and the  Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) at the University of York make the case for full access to healthcare for all refugees and migrants. Read more
Webinar on reaching the extrem poor now online!
Watch Nicky Pouw (AISSR) and Marleen Decker (ASCL), on the example of Sub-Saharan Africa, introduce a policy analysis framework to understand inclusive development from a bottom-up perspective of the poor and diversified vulnerable groups, the stakeholders involved and the importance of uncovering the transaction costs related to access and reaping the benefits of the interventions, programs and processes. Watch the video
More Webinars on the EADI YouTube Channel
News from EADI Working Groups

The latest Social Protection Brief has been published, hot from the press, reiterating the EADI statement in view of the COVID19 pandemic, and compiling a bunch of new publications. Read the brief
The Convivial Thinkers, our "Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development” Working Group has two new blog posts,
viewing the current COVID19 crisis as also a crisis of capitalism:
  • (Insubordinate) Conviviality in the COVID-19 Conjuncture by Manolo Callahan Read
  • Every breath you take: COVID-19, Racism and the Climate Crisis by Portia Roelofs Read
There's also an open call for PhD scholarships for researchers from the Global South, open until 7 May To the call
Learn more about EADI Working Groups
Premium Member News Pick
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has launched a new e-learning platform on Sustainable Development with more than 400 free online resources including MOOCs, videos, articles, podcasts and conferences. To the platform
Learn more about EADI Members
Premium Member Publication Picks
Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document
2020/04 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Mimi Coultas, Jamie Myers, Ruhil Iyer

Accountability Strategies for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights in Humanitarian Settings a Scoping Review. A Scoping Review
2020/04 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Conflict and Health; Author(s): Schaaf, Marta; Boydell, Victoria; Sheff, Mallory C.; Kay, Christina; Torabi, Fatemeh; Khosla, Rajat

The Future of European Development Banking: What Role and Place for the European Investment Bank?
2020/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Benedikt Erforth
Rewiring Support to African Continental and Regional Organisations - ECDPM
2020/04 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Jan Vanheukelom; Alfonso Medinilla; Bruce Byiers

Orchestrating Peace in South Sudan: Exploring the Effectiveness of the European Union’s Mediation Support
2020/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); European Security; Author(s): Patrick Müller; Julian Bergmann

Integrating the Quantitative Research on the Onset and Incidence of Violent Intrastate Conflicts
2020/04 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); International Studies Review; Author(s): Trinn, Christoph; Wencker, Thomas
More publications by members
In Focus: Environmental Issues
Carbon Consumption Patterns of Emerging Middle Classes
2020/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Babette Never et al

Is Europe Living Within the Limits of Our Planet? (PDF)
2020/04 – Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE); research paper; Author(s): Eea/foen

The Quest for Green Welfare State in Developing Countries (PDF)
2020/04 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Tancrède Voituriez

The Marshall Islands: Connecting Climate Change and Migration
2020/04 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Climatic Change (2020); Author(s): Kees van der Geest et al.

The Politics of Ecocide, Genocide and Megaprojects: Interrogating Natural Resource Extraction, Identity and the Normalization of Erasure
2020/04 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); Journal of Genocide Research; Author(s): Alexander Dunlap

Oil Markets, Energy Transition, Climate Governance and COVID-19: The Short, the Medium and the Long Term (PDF)
2020/04 – Real Instituto Elcano; research paper; Author(s): Gonzalo Escribano; Lara Lázaro-Touza
More member publications on environmental issues
In Focus: COVID19
COVID-19: Make Health Systems a Global Public Good
2020/04 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): Milindo Chakrabarti

Taking the Challenge: A Joint Policy Response to the Corona Crisis to Strengthen the Public Sector and Restart a More Sustainable and Social Europe (PDF)
2020/04 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); research paper; Author(s): Jo Ritzen et al.

COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa: Reactions, Vulnerabilities, ­Prospects
2020/04 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); GIGA Focus Middle East 02; Author(s): Eckart Woertz

The COVID-19 Hackers Mind-Set (PDF)
2020/04 – Maynooth University Social Science Institute (MUSSI); White Paper; Author(s): Echo

The COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis and Poor People's Struggle for Survival: How Should Governments in Low-Income Countries Respond and What Resources Are Needed? (PDF)
2020/04 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Working Paper; Author(s): Tekalign Gutu Sakketa; Lukas Kornher

Expanding Social Health Protection in Cambodia: An Assessment of the Current Coverage Potential and Gaps, and Social Equity Considerations (PDF)
2020/04 – Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); research paper; Author(s): Robert J. Kolesar et al.

Using Digital Technologies to Tackle the Spread of the Coronavirus: Panacea or Folly? (PDF)
2020/04 – Maynooth University Social Science Institute (MUSSI); Working paper; Author(s): Rob Kitchin
More member publications on COVID19
PhD Fellowship River Sand Mining
2020/04 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Deadline: 31 May

More jobs on the EADI Website
Blog: Will Covid-19 Change Our Economy? Not Unless We Reimagine It
2020/04 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Jodie Thorpe

Blog: Who Wants Some More Old Wine in New Bottles? Why the Sustainable Development Goals Will Not Save the World
2020/04 – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS); blog post; Author(s): Jan Orbie, Sarah Delputte

Blog: COVID-19 and the Challenges of Social Distancing in Khartoum
2020/04 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post; Author(s): Munzoul Assal

Blog: When Corona Meets Deglobalization
2020/04 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Peter A.G. van Bergeijk

Blog: Pandemics: Back to the Environmental Origins of COVID-19
2020/04 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Etienne Espagne

Blog: Tackling the Pandemic Without Doing Away With Democracy
2020/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Julia Leininger

Blog: Crushing Local Solutions: Will the COVID19 Crisis Continue to Feed Into Hyper Globalization and Consumption?
2020 – Society for International Development (SID); blog post; Author(s): mackermann

Blog: After the Immediate Coronavirus Crisis: 3 Scenarios for Global Development
2020/04 – Global Development Institute (GDI);  blog post; Author(s): David Hulme; Rory Horner

Blog: Europe’s Recovery Plans Must Pass Five Sustainability Tests
2020/04 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Camilla Bausch et al.

Blog: Innovation During the Crisis: How COVID-19 Could Boost Frugal Health Technologies
2020/04 – African Studies Centre (ASC); blog post; Author(s): André Leliveld

Blog: Why the Gendered Political Economy of COVID-19 Matters
2020/04 – International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD); blog post; Author(s): Merisa S. Thompson

Blog: #11 Miniseries on COVID-19 and Inequality: Migrant Workers, Postcolonialism and Knowledge-Sharing in East and Southeast Asia
2020/04 – Global Research Programme on Inequality; blog post

Blog: Can COVID-19 Offer Lessons for Governments to Address Biodiversity Loss?
2020/04 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); blog post; Author(s): Abdul W. Arimiyaw et al.

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website
Responding to COVID-19: Call for Opinion Pieces
2020/04 – Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI); Deadline: Not stated

Call: Call for Proposals: Informality, Tax, and the State
2020/04 - International Centre for Tax and Development; Deadline: Not stated

Call for Papers: Decent Work or Decent Income? ‘Corona Crisis’ Experiences (PDF)
2020/04 – International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD); Deadline: 31 May 2020 (chapter title and abstract)

Call for Book Chapters: The Political Economy of COVID-19: Understanding a Global Pandemic
2020/04 – Academia; Deadline: 30 September

More calls on the EADI Website
Open Online Activities
Online Course: Achieving the SDGs: Global Goals and National Interests - Oslo SDG Initiative
Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM)

Free Interactive Short Course: Introduction to International Development
Launching 4 May – School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV)

Online Seminar: The Ends of 30 Big Depressions
5 May – Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Webinar: Will Digital Innovations Be a Game Changer for Pandemic Surveillance and Response?
5 May – Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Webinar: UN Talks: The United Nations in the Time of COVID-19 - Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
6 May - Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF)

Online Colloquium: Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Cities. The Cases
of Lima and la Paz

7 May – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)

Webinar: Collecting Evidence of the Change You Are Making Through Global Citizenship Education (GCE)
7 May - Bridge47

Online Workshop: Novel Ideas: Storytelling Frameworks for Educators in Sustainability & Citizenship
13 and 14 May - Bridge47

Online Utrecht Degrowth Symposium: From Circular Economy to Circular Society
15 May - Utrecht University

Webinar: Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change: From Global Ambition to Local Action
22 May – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

MOOC: Ecological and Energy Transitions in Southern Countries
Starting 25 May – Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Webinar: Économie Des Migrations
27 May – Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI)

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
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