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:
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
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