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1st Issue February 2021

Editorial

Today we are very excited to announce that registration for our joint conference with ISS "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice" is finally open! And please don't forget that you still have the chance to respond to our limited call for abstracts until 15 February. We're also proud to be partner in the new European Joint Doctorate (EJD) ADAPTED project which offers 15 PhD positions in the field of eradicating poverty. Our latest blog post reflects on the various challenges to teaching Development Studies, and you can now watch Francis Onditi discuss an appropriate pandemic management strategy for urban slums. The latest issue of the EJDR is all about youth, and our thematic focus today is on food and agriculture. And remember our upcoming events on 11th and 18th February!
Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice, 5-8 July 2021
You can now register for the long-awaited EADI/ISS General Conference #Solidarity 2021! We encourage participants to register as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the early bird fees available until 18 April. We also offer fee waivers for selected authors from low- and middle-income countries whose abstracts/ papers are accepted for presentation at the conference. The conference will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies. We look forward to an exciting and inspiring gathering of development researchers and practitioners from all over the world! Register here 
From our Blog: Teaching in a Fast-Changing Environment
Teaching in a Fast-Changing Environment – The Case of Development Studies
The academic landscape for Development Studies is changing fast, following years of austerity budgets and a growing managerial culture within academia.  Debates on the validity of ‘development’ as a project, and about its very meaning as a concept are now central to the discipline, together with calls for decolonising curricula and improving awareness of practitioners’ positionality. At the same time, many degrees in inter- and transdisciplinary subjects are now extremely popular with students, such as environmental or sustainability studies, and bear direct relation to topics and methodological approaches dear to the development community. On top comes the challenge of online-teaching in times of  Covid. Our latest blog post reflects on the outcomes of our recent workshop for coordinators of Development Studies programmes. Read the post
To the blog overview
New Project: 15 Early Stage Researchers Positions!

EADI is proud partner in the new European Joint Doctorate (EJD) ADAPTED project Eradicating Poverty - Pathways Towards Achieving the SDGs. The project's overall goal is to deliver high-level training with intersectoral relevance in validating pathways towards poverty eradication, analysing interactions between poverty reduction and other policy areas and optimising the impact of poverty reduction policies. It is run by a consortium of European Universities, important internationally active European development organisations and think tanks and six African partner universities. EADI's role is to provide early-stage researchers with advice and training on the dissemination of research output and acts as a global dissemination platform for these researchers. Read more and view the open positions

Forthcoming EADI Events on 11 and 18 February
11 February, 11.00 CET
Consistent Injustice Within Environment-Development Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa and Possible Ways Forward with Susannah Sallu from the Sustainability Research Institute of the University of Leeds, UK. She will draw out consistent narratives of injustice within environment-development intervention, based on her recent portfolio of case study research on climate change, conservation and agricultural development intervention. Read more and register
18 February, 11.00 CET
Distinguished Guest Lecture: Agrarian Challenges in India with Madhura Swaminathan from the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. The lecture argues that there are huge problems that beset agrarian India, arising out of inequalities across crops, regions and classes. In particular, the policies of the last two decades have neglected small farmers who still constitute the vast majority of rural cultivators. The lecture draws on official statistics as well as evidence from village-level. Read more and register
Now Online: Pandemic Strategy for Urban Slums
Modeling a Pandemic (COVID-19) Management Strategy for Urban Slums Using Social Geometry Framework: Watch Francis Onditi, School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Riara University, Kenya, make the claim 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. Watch the video
Special EJDR Issue:  Youth, Aspirations and the Life Course
The February special issue of the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is out, with these open-access articles:
The EJDR is EADI' Journal. Read it now!
EnerSHelF is Moving Foward!
After a COVID-19 induced break, the EnerSHelF (Energy Self-Sufficiency for Health Facilities in Ghana) Project we're part of is taking further shape: Callistus Agbaam who works on analysing the political economy of sustainable energy transitions in the Ghanaian health sector is preparing to take a set of interviews with a broad range of stakeholders in Ghana. With this, he wants to understand the factors that influence institutional change towards sustainable energy transition in the country, especially in the health sector. Watch a brief interview with Callistus here and read more
Highlight: Supporting Social and Solidarity Economy
With growing awareness about the role of social and solidarity economy in facilitating inclusive and sustainable development, comes an increasing number of governments adopting policies and programmes that aim to support SSE organizations and enterprises. To successfully promote SSE and realize its potential in the context of sustainable local development, policy makers and practitioners need answers to a number of questions. What makes particular policies and programmes effective for SSE? Will these be feasible and adaptable within their various legal, political and socioeconomic contexts? UNRISD has put together this set of guidelines for local Governments Read more
Premium Members Publication Picks
Shifting the Course? The Impact of Chinese Finance on Extractivism in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
2021/01 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); Journal für Entwicklungspolitik; Author(s): Bernhard Tröster, Karin Küblböck

Simmering Tensions: The Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Fragility and Conflict in Africa
2021/01 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Ashlez Neat, Sophie Desmidt

Value Chain Governance: Entrance Points for Interventions to Address Children’s Harmful Work in Agriculture
2021/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Giel Ton, Jodie Thorpe et al

The Impact of Patient Capital on Job Quality, Investments and Firm Performance: Cross-Country Evidence on Long-Term Finance
2021/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Christoph Sommer
Adaptation Interventions and Their Effect on Vulnerability in Developing Countries: Help, Hindrance or Irrelevance?
2021/05 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); World Development; Author(s): Siri Eriksen, Lisa Schipper et al.

Planning for a World Beyond COVID-19: Five Pillars for Post-Neoliberal Development
2021/03 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); World Development; Author(s): Bram E. Büscher et al

Resettlement Capacity Assessments for Climate Induced Displacements: Evidence From Ethiopia
2021/01 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Solomon Zena Aalelign, Susan L. Cutter, Päivi Lujala

Linking Weather Forecasts and Risk Financing. A Proposition for Reducing Losses From Extreme Weather in the Eastern Caribbean
2021/01 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Emily Wilkinson et al
Read more about EADI Members
Thematic Focus: Food and Agriculture
Food Systems in Africa
2021/02 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Gaëlle Balineau, Nicole Madariaga ,Arthur Bauer, Martin Kessler

Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition: A Literature Review and Proposed Conceptual Framework
2021/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Tony Roberts, Kevin Hernandez

Food Poverty and Urban Struggles During COVID-19: The Social Reproduction of Unequal London and the False Narrative About the ‘Pandemic-Led Crisis’
2021/01 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); research paper; Author(s): Lorena Lombardozzi, Jeanette Copperman, Carolyn I.Auma
Land, Climate, Energy, Agriculture and Development in the Sahel. Synthesis Paper of Case Studies Under the Sudano-Sahelian Initiative for Regional Development, Jobs, and Food Security
2021/01 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); research paper; Author(s): Alisher Mirzabaev et al

Socio-Legal Empowerment and Agency of Small-Scale Farmers in Informal Markets
2021/02 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); research paper; Author(s): Emma Blackmore & Emily Polack

Approaches for Supporting Smallholders in the Global South: Contentious Issues, Experiences, Syntheses
2021/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); briefing paper; Author(s): Theo Rauch, Michael Brüntrup
More Publications about Economic Development
Calls
Call: ONLINE Expert Workshop 'Measuring and Monitoring Regional Multidimensional Poverty and Cost of Living: New Data, New Methods', 4-5 March2021
2021/01 – Higher Institute of Labour Studies (HIVA); Deadline: 7 February

Call: ONLINE Expert Workshop 'Experimental Designs in Social Policy Research: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats', 20-21 May 2021
2021/01 – Higher Institute of Labour Studies (HIVA); Deadline: 15 February

Call: Request for Research Proposals: Detecting and Countering Illicit Financial Flows
2021/01 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 15 March

Call for Papers: Nordic Conference - Call for Papers/tentative Program
2021/02 – Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU); Deadline: 09 April

More calls on the EADI website
Open Online Activities
The Arab Uprisings a Decade On: Egypt and Tunisia
5 February, 17.00 CET; Transnational Institute (TNI)

Annual Lecture on the Rights of Indigenous People
5 February, 15:00 CET; UiB Global, University of Bergen

Online Seminar: What's Next for Vietnam's Communist Party?
5 February, 13:00 CET; Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM)

Tax Series Kick-Off: Tax Compliance, Culture and Local Institutions: The Legacy of Pre-Colonial Centralization in Uganda
9 February, 15.00 CET; Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Online Seminar: Engaging With Online Sex Work
10 February, 17.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Conference: Day Zero - The SDGs After the Crisis
10 February, 08:30 CET; UiB Global, University of Bergen

The Western Balkans: Local Priorities, Fractured Regional Perspectives
10 February, 10.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

COVID-19 and Africa: How to Emerge From the Crisis?
10 February, 17.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID

Sussex Development Lecture: Covid-19 and Development: Invisible, Othered and Exploited – Circular Migrants in India’s Cities
11 February, 17.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Vision: What Will Success Look Like?
11 February, 10:30 GMT; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The Inequality Pandemic: A Conversation With Winnie Byanyima
11 February, 16.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Online Conference: Development Challenges in Africa in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
11-12 February; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Online Roundtable: Racist Disciplines? Critically Exploring Approaches to Race in the Social Sciences and Humanities
12 February, 15.00 GMT; Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York

Online Conference: A Fair, Green and Digital Recovery of the EU: Czech and Portuguese Perspectives
16 February, 13:00 CET; Institute of International Relations (IIR)

Online Lecture: Bridging Race and Migration Studies: Amade M'Charak and Tobias Hübinette. “Race and Migration - Scholarship in Between, on and Beyond the Borders”
17 February, 16,00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Event: 'Updating Innovation Manuals and Metrics With Lessons From COVID-19 and Cancer Care'
17 February, 12:30 GMT; Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP)

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
Europe
Team Europe: Up to the Challenge?
2021/01 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Alexei Jones, Chloe Teevan

Carbon Neutrality in Europe: Future Challenges for the Gas Infrastructure
2021/01 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Ines Bouacida, Nicolas Berghmans

More publications on Europe on the EADI Website
Jobs
Full Scholarship for professionals Working in (Urban) Development From a Number of Developing Countries
2021/01 – Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS); Deadline: 7 February

Job Offer: Researcher (F/m/diverse) on Social Cohesion in Africa
2021/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 21 February

Research Officer (Temporary Maternity Cover). Sanitation Learning Hub
2021/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 25 February

IDS Trustees
2021/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 26 February

Assistant Professor in Anthropology
2021/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 28 February

Postdoctoral Researcher CAREER Project
2021/02 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 1 March

Head of Department - Noragric
2021/02 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); Deadline: 7 March

Postdoctoral Researcher Development Processes, Actors and Policies
2021/01 – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Deadline: 7 March

Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy (Emerging Economies)
2021/01 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Deadline: 21 March

Associate Professor of International History With a Specialisation in “Europe and the World”
2021/02 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Deadline: 1 April

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: The EU’s New Pact on Migration: What’s Next After all the Shock, Sadness, and Solidarity Talk?
2021/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Zeynep Kaşlı

Blog: Structured Funds: A Crisis Instrument in Times of the Coronavirus Pandemic?
2021/01 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); blog post; Author(s): Valerie Habbel, Johanna Richter, Magdalena Orth-Rempel

Blog: Climate Change: China Sets Ambitious Goals Amid Contradictions
2021/01 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Pierre Tiessen

Blog: Has the ‘Unsocial’ Social Contract Perished in the Middle East?
2021/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Amirah El-Haddad

Blog: The Challenges and Opportunities of Researching Migration in a Pandemic
2021/02 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Malte Skov & Andreina Carrillo Espinoza

Blog: COVID-19, an Opportunity to Build Back Better for Women Migrant Workers
2021/01 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Jean D’Cunha

Blog: Climate Justice Needs Vaccine Justice
2021/02 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Andrew Norton

Blog: A Southern-Centered Perspective on Climate Change in Global Value Chains?
2021/02 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Peter Lund-Thomsen

Blog: What Impacts Do Epidemics Have on Geopolitical and Diplomatic Issues? The Example of the Manchurian Plague
2021/01 – Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna; International History and Politics of Epidemics Seminar-Blog; Author(s): Cedric Carlier

Blog: Joe Biden Administration Must Reduce Risk of Nuclear War
2021/02 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); blog post; Author(s): Rens van Munster

Blog: COVID-19: Towards a Digital Fragmentation of the Right to Education?
2021/02 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); blog post; Author(s): Kristin Bergora Sandvik & Ingunn Ikdahl

Blog: A Day of Remembrance – And a Reminder of the United Nations’ Reason for Existence
2021/02 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); blog post; Author(s): Henrik Hammargren

Opinion: Afghanistan: The U.S.-Taliban Agreement Could Be Reviewed
2021/01 – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC); Spotlight; Author(s): Ali Ahmad

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website
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