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1st Issue January 2021

Editorial

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and healthy new year, which we hope will bring many opportunities to make the world a more just and sustainable place. For us at EADI, 2021 is a very special year, as it will witness the first General Conference to be held entirely online. Like in 2020 we will do our best to offer high quality online events throughout the year, and would like to remind you that our first virtual dialogue this year is already on 19 January. What our publications are concerned, we are proud to present a special issue of our journal EJDR on the development impacts of COVID 19, and invite your ideas for forthcoming issues of our book series. As usual, we have collected some publication picks, calls, vacancies and online events from our member community further below.
Call for Book Proposals - Global Development Series

Our Global Development book series is currently inviting proposals for a new volume in any sub-field of Development Studies. The series reflects the multi-disciplinary character of EADI member institutes and the association at large and aims at broadening our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective. Read more

From our Blog: Pacific Women in Climate Negotiations
Behind the Scenes: The Strong Voice of Pacific Women in Climate Negotiations
Women from Pacific Island countries have long been strategic and decisive leaders in climate negotiations, yet their stories are relatively unknown. They influenced the making of the Paris Agreement as lead national technical negotiators, although "the UNFCCC is a space designed by men and dominant economies. It is a site where Pacific Island nations and particularly women had to use innovative negotiating strategies to build alliances and increase their voice and power." Read the post
To the blog overview
Reminder: Next Virtual Dialogue on 19 January
Modeling a Pandemic (COVID-19) Management Strategy for Urban Slums Using Social Geometry Framework, 19 January 2021, 11.00 CET
With Francis Onditi (School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Riara University, Kenya). Our central claim is that the containment strategy that was instituted to control spread of COVID-19 failed to recognize the socio-cultural and livelihood complexities of the urban slum residents. Drawing on social geometry approach in the analysis of human relations, we reveal some insights offered by our experiences in theorizing about public health intervention (PHI) and developing an alternative analytical framework to support a PHI strategy that is compatible with the swing-like lifestyle of residents in the informal settlements. Read more and register
Special Issue: The Development Impacts of COVID-19
The latest issue of our journal, the European Journal of Development Research is a special issue entitled "The Development Impacts of COVID-19 at Home and Abroad: Politics and Implications of Government Action" and is fully open access for a limited time.
The twelve articles illuminate the need for diverse responses beyond business-as-usual, attention to the multiplicity of impact of policies formulated, and progressive strategies to counteract the impacts of this disaster around the world. The path of future research is clear: studies need to consider and give voice to marginalised groups to counteract the short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic. Browse the issue
++++ Reminder ++++
The EJDR is currently looking for an early career editor! Apply by 31 January and read the full call here
News from EADI Working Groups
Our Working Group on Social Protection has published a new social protection brief with several reading recommendations and the invitation to a virtual workshop on 29 January: "The Role of Social Protection in Cushioning the Effects of Pandemics: First empirical evidence (and  lessons) from COVID-19". Read the brief
The convivial thinkers, our Working Group on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development have some interesting new blog posts:
Highlight: Development Cooperation for the 2030 Agenda
The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (Open Access)
This book offers a sound and clear understanding of the narratives, norms, and institutions as far as development cooperation in the context of Agenda 2030 is concerned.The authors emphasize the role of collective action as a method to foster the attainment of global policy frameworks such as Agenda 2030 across national, regional, and global levels, and diverse policy areas. However, regardless of the mechanism set to attain the SDGs, they doubt that its attainment is still feasible due to the characteristics of power struggles and unresolved contestations surrounding this global development agenda. Read more
Premium Members Publication Picks
Transforming Knowledge Systems for Life on Earth: Visions of Future Systems and How to Get There
2020/12 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Sustainability Research Institute; Energy Research & Social Science; Author(s): Ion Fazey et al

The State of the Evidence on Blended Finance for Sustainable Development
2020/12 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); research paper; Author(s): Monika Bertzky et al

Fettered Cross-Border Capital Flows, External Finance Dependence, and International Trade
2020/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); International Economics; Author(s): Gideon Ndubuisi

‘Good Men Don’t Elope’: Afghan Migrant Men’s Discourses on Labour Migration, Marriage and Masculinity
2020/12 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Aziz A. Hakimi

Sex Workers, Stigma and Self-Image: Evidence From Kolkata Brothels
2020/12 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Review of Economics and Statistics; Author(s): Sanchari Roy
Policy Pollination: A Brief History of Social Protection’s Brief History in Africa
2020/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Stephen Devereux

The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Poverty and Income Distribution in South Africa 2014/2015
2020/12 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Maya Goldman, Ingrid Wooland, Jon Jellema

Identifying Agents of Change for Sustainable Land Governance
2021/01 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); Land Use Policy; Author(s): O. Ravaka Andriamihaja, Florence Metz et al.

ACP-EU Relations: The End of Preferences? A Personal Assessment of the Post-Cotonou Agreement
2020/12 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Jean-Claude Boidin

Social Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Scale
2020/12 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); research paper; Author(s): Bruna Lessa Bastos, Georgina M. Gomez
 
Read more about EADI Members
Thematic Focus: Political Economy
What Next for the Political Economy of Development in Africa? Facing Up to the Challenge of Economic Transformation
2021/01 – Global Development Institute (GDI); ESID Working Paper No. 163; Author(s): David Booth

Moving Minds and Money: The Political Economy of Migrant Transfers
2021/01 – International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD); ICDD Working Papers No. 33; Author(s): Martina Metzger & Jennifer Pédussel Wu

From the Geography of Politics to the Politics of Geography
2020/12 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); research paper; Author(s): Stefano Guzzini
The Global Political Economy of Green Finance and Socio-Ecological Transformation
2020/12 – Mattersburger Kreis für Entwicklungspolitik an den österreichischen Universitäten; Journal für Entwicklungspolitik XXXVI, 4-2020, special issue

The Political Economy of 'Scarcity' in East Africa: A Case Study of Sugar Production, Smuggling and Trade in Tanzania
2020/12 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); research paper; Author(s): Antonio Andreoni, Deograsias Mushi & Ole Therkildsen
 
Regional Focus: The Middle East
Community Effects of Cash-for-Work Programmes in Jordan: Supporting Social Cohesion, More Equitable Gender Roles and Local Economic Development in Contexts of Flight and Migration
2020/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Markus Loewe et al.

After the Uprising: Including Sudanese Youth
2020/12 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); briefing paper; Author(s): Lovise Aalen

Turkey-Iran Relations Amid the Us Retreat From the Region
2020/12 – Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI); Approfondimento n.11 per l'Osservatorio Turchia; Author(s): Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami
Egypt After the Arab Spring: A Legacy of No Advancement
2020/12 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); GIGA Focus Nahost 7; Author(s): Hager Ali

From Pariah to Partner: A View From Israel on a Realigned Middle East
2020/12 – Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO); IRMO Brief 12-2020; Author(s): Or Yissachar

Women in Transition: The Role of Women and the Arab Springs 2.0 in Sudan and Algeria
2020/12 – Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI); Research Report; Author(s): Lorenzo Coslovi et al.
 
Calls
Call: Call for Contributions: Domestic Resource Mobilization for Fisheries Resources
2020/12 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); Deadline: 15 January

Call for Abstracts: Ideas for Re-Ordering the World in Times of Multiple Crises:Continuity and Change Beyond Covid-19
2021/01 – Institute for Development and Peace (INEF); Deadline: 24 January 2021

 Call for Papers: Revisiting Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in an Age of Uncertainty, Geneva, April 2021
2020/12 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Deadline: 30 January

Call for Proposals: Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal
2021/01 – Research Council of Norway (RCN); Deadline: 10 February 2021

Call for Proposals: Researcher Project for Young Talents
2021/01 – Research Council of Norway (RCN); Deadline: 10 February 2021

Call for Proposals: Three-Year Researcher Project With International Mobility
2021/01 – Research Council of Norway (RCN); Deadline: 10 February 2021

Call for Proposals: Large-Scale Interdisciplinary Researcher Project
2021/01 – Research Council of Norway (RCN); Deadline: 10 February 2021

Call for Proposals: Collaborative Initiatives Among PaRD Work-Streams in Response to COVID-19
2021/12 – International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Devellopment (PaRD) Deadline: 15 February

More calls on the EADI website
Training
Master Courses at Tampere University
2021/01 – The Programme for Global Health and Development, The University of Tampere; Deadline: 13 January

Shaping Policy With Evidence, 15 February - 18 March 021
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Bergen Summer Research School 2021: "Science and Society Towards the Sustainable Development Goals", Online, 7-17 June 2021
UiB Global, University of Bergen

More courses and trainings on the EADI website
Open Online Activities
New Politics Online Conference 2021. Democratic Socialism in Global Perspective
11 - 15 January; Transnational Institute (TNI)

Online Seminar: FCDO and the Future of UK Aid
12 January, 15:00 GMT; Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA)

Feminist Framing of Europeanisation: Gender Equality Policies in Turkey and the EU
14 January, 15.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Sussex Development Lecture: Covid-19 and Development: Education Policy in the Global South
14 January, 17.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Online Lecture: How to Scale Resilient Agriculture Businesses in Africa
14 January, 13:30 CET; 2021/01 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF);
Online Event: American Foreign Policy in the Post-Trump Era
19 January, 14:00 CET; Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Online Seminar: Valeria Groppo on Conditional Cash Transfers, Child Work and Schooling
20 January, 15:00 EET; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Online Event with Dr Carlo D'Ippoliti: "Econexit. Do We Like Economics So Much That Soon We Will Have To?"
20 January, 12:30 GMT; Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP)

Online Event: Being an Istanbulite: The Value of Resistance During a Time of Urban Governance Through Massive Projects
21 January, 12:30 CET; Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI);

Online Lecture: "Nature's Secret for Navigating Uncertain Times"
26 January, 14.00 CET; Department of Geography, University of Bonn (GIUB); Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)

'Between globalisation and nationalism: India and the search for Covid-19 treatments and vaccines'
27 January, 12:30 GMT; Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP)

Launch of Online Workshop Series: "Security and the Pandemic: Global Perspectives"
28 January, full day; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Online Workshop: The Role of Social Protection in Cushioning the Effects of Pandemics: First Empirical Evidence (And Lessons) From COVID-19
29 January, full day; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet);

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
Jobs
PhD Position - Transportation Infrastructure in Tanzania and Kenya
2020/12 – Global Development Institute (GDI)

PhD Researcher
2021/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) in Ecological Economics
2021/01 – Sustainability Research Institute; Deadline: 15 January

Junior Research Fellow, Sectoral Long-Term Low Emission Scenarios and Stakeholder Dialogues, With a Focus on Transport
2021/01 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); Deadline: 20 January

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
2021/01 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Deadline: 29 January

Project Associate – Urban Climate Mitigation
2020/12 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: 31 January 2021

Associate Academic Officer – Transformative Urban Coalitions
United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: 31 January 2021

Associate Professor in Gender and Diversity Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS); Deadline: 1 February

Prospective Doctoral Students
2020/12 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: Screening of applications will begin from 1 February 2021.

Up to Seven Doctoral Positions in Political Science
2020/12 – Department of Government, Uppsala University; Deadline: 05 February 2021

Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant Global Governance and Inclusive Development
2020/12 – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Deadline: 7 March

Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant Environment and Sustainable Development
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Deadline: 7 March

Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant Green City Bonds and Sustainable Development
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Deadline: 7 March

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: 35 Years of Research for Change – What's Next?
2020/12 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Armida Alisjahbana et al.

Blog: COVID-19 and Conflict | the State’s Failure to Respond to COVID-19 in Brazil: An Intentional Disaster
2021/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Fiorella Macchiavello, Renata Cavalcanti Muniz, Lee Pegler

Blog: Global Middle Class Consumers, Global Responsibility
2020/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Babette Never

Blog: Youth Climate Activism for a Sustainable Future
2020/12 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); blog post; Author(s): Anja Duun Skauge & Christian Andrés Palacios Haugestad

Blog: What Happens When the Landgrabbers Leave? An Account From Kilwa, Tanzania
2020/12 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Masalu Luhula & Brendan Schwartz

Blog: The Portuguese Presidency: Striking the Balance Between Unfinished Business and Leaving Its Own Mark
2021/01 – Real Instituto Elcano; blog post; Author(s): Nicoletta Pirozzi, Funda Tekin, Ilke Toygür

Blog: Europe and Africa Need to See Eye to Eye on Climate Change
2021/01 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Carlos Lopes

Opinion: Seven Reasons to Keep Your Eyes on Africa in 2021

2021/01 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Author(s): Johan Sävström and Mattias Sköld

Blog: Peace Needs Women! Afghan Women Are Urging for Their Inclusion in the Peace Process
2020/12 – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC); blog post; Author(s): ali Ahmad, Michael Fanizadeh

Blog: The Uberization of Corporate Political Action
2021/01 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Dieter Zinnbauer

Blog: Reflecting on Reversals of Fortune: Poverty and Shared Prosperity Through 2020
2020/12 – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS); blog post; Author(s): James Copestake

Blog: Realising the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda
2020/12 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); blog post; Author(s): Darshatha Gamage, Bantayehu Demlie Gezahegn & Manal Mohammed Ahmed al-Marwan

Blog: Research and Storytelling – How Does That Go Together? Reflections and Lessons From a Memorable Journey
2020/12 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): Judith Krauss

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website
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