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2nd Issue October 2018


Highly motivated we are back from this year's EADI Directors' Meeting last week in Vienna and came home with a rich harvest of ideas and inspirations. Now it is time to digest this abundance of input and see how to best feed it into concrete projects and actions. Stay in touch, we will keep you updated! For a start, we have included brief summaries of the the meeting's opening panel and the embedded public conference on Africa-EU relations below. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants of the meeting for their enthusiastic engagement and very lively discussions!
Statement of Solidarity with KEF
The first very tangible outcome of our Directors' Meeting was a statement of solidarity with the Austrian Commission for Development Research (KEF) whose funding will be terminated after 37 years of excellent work. The statement was signed by 40 participants of the meeting and sent to the Austrian Federal Minister of Education Science and Research: "In our capacity as representatives of leading development research institutes around Europe we stand in solidarity with our Austrian colleagues. Therefore, we appeal to the Ministry to revisit this decision. Terminating KEF would not only thwart decades of investment in a highly effective institution, but also damage the European and international collective efforts to build trustworthy partnerships with countries and people from the global South." Read the full statement here and feel free to circulate it widely through your communication channels.
Directors’ Meeting: Update on EU Development Policy
What are the key features of last year’s development consensus of the European Union? How have the EU’s role and its financial instruments changed over the years and what is the status implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the EU? Our Directors’ Meeting last week kicked off with some reflections on these issues:
Read our brief summary here
Controversial Perspectives: Africa-EU Relations
Alongside our Directors' Meeting we had, in cooperation with the Austrian Foundation for Development Research, a public conference on Africa-EU relations to highlight the importance of the relationship between these two continents and offer space for discussions, information and facts about economic and political strategies from different perspectives. Considering the economic and geopolitical strategies of China in Africa on the one hand and the international consensus of implementing the Sustainable Development agenda on the other hand, it is evident that new political commitments and strategies are much needed. The event showcased quite controversial perspectives and made clear that there are no easy solutions at hand. Read our brief summary of the conference here
Featured EADI Member

We thank the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE) for generously hosting our recent Directors' Meeting. ÖFSE is Austria's leading research and information centre on development cooperation and development policy. The foundation has been at the service of the interested public ever since its establishment in 1967. Research at ÖFSE is interdisciplinary and practice oriented with a main focus on

  • International development policy and development cooperation
  • Public and private development policy and development cooperation in Austria
  • Global economy and development economics
  •  Education – Research – Development
From 28 Februar to 2 March 2019 it will be hosting the 2nd Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics "Resources for a social-ecological transformation" for which the call for papers and workshop is still open. To the ÖFSE website

The Rethinking Research Collaborative (RRC) is an informal international network of academics, civil society organisations and social movements, international NGOs, and research support providers who are committed to working together to explore the politics of evidence and participation in knowledge for international development. It aims to encourage more inclusive, responsive and transformative collaboration to improve the production of useful research for social justice and global development. Working in partnership is increasingly encouraged in the international development research sector. This new report and learning resources offer fresh insights into how collaboration works in practice and how it might be improved.

Forthcoming EADI Webinar

Re-thinking emancipation in “Latin America” and the de-colonial project, 25 Oktober, 2pm
The “idea” of Latin American is the result of a historical process that involves a terrible vicious cycle of binaries, understood from the sphere of Western, Eurocentric and hegemonic power.  After more than 150 years of the independence or emancipation narrative it is necessary to start re-thinking: what emancipation really means. With Juan Fernando Larco Guevara: Register here

Latest EADI Webinars Online
  • "Global Justice in Education: Interdisciplinary Studies in Global/Planetary Interdependence: The mobilization of hope and rage in times of instability" with Vanessa Andreotti: watch here
  • "Colonial Detoxification and In-Betweenness"  with Sayan Dey: watch here
  • "Civil Society, Citizenship and Development" with Tiina Kontinen, Marianne Millstein and  Kees Biekart: watch here
  • "Frugal Innovation and Development", with Peter Knorringa: watch here
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News from EADI Working Groups

Call for contributions to a workshop by the “Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development” Working Group: "Critical academic perspectives on scholarship in the social sciences – How do we "know" the world? at the EADI secretariat in Bonn on 17 January 2019. Deadline for submissions: 27 November 2018. Read more

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News Picks from Premium Members
Clean Ocean Initiative: The Agence Française de Développement (AFD), alongside two other development banks, has launched the Clean Oceans Initiative to fight against the scourge of the omnipresence of plastic in the oceans. The aim is to promote projects to clear up, sort and treat this waste before it reaches the sea. Read more
Congratulations! The Chr. Michelsen Institute has been granted funding for five new projects from the Research Council of Norway in various fields. Read more
The International Institute for Social Studies at the University of Amsterdam has won a grant to monitor socio-economic change in Ecuador. The collaborative project aims to strengthen the ability of organizations and communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon to monitor socio-environmental changes in their territories through the use of community-based monitoring systems. Read more
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Featured Publications
Beyond Aid: How Trade Interests Trumps EU-Asean Development Cooperation (PDF)
2018/10 – Center for African, Asian & Latin American Studies (CEsA) research paper; Author(s): Luís Mah

Sustaining Escapes From Poverty
2018/10 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Vidya Diwakar and Andrew Shepherd

SADC Industrialisation: Where Regional Agendas Meet Domestic Interests
2018/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Bruce Byiers; Jan Vanheukelom; Sean Woolfrey

Hegemonic Struggles of the African National Congress: From Cacophony of Morbid Symptoms to Strained Renewal
2018/10 – Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Africa Spectrum Vol.53, No.2 (2018); 5-35; Author(s): Susan Booysen

Social Policy and Social Spending in Zimbabwe: 1980 to 2015
2018/10 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Working Paper 2018-08; Author(s): Rekopantswe Mate

The Contradictory Logics of International Intervention
2018/10 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Author(s): Christian von Soest
The Ice Is Broken, What’s Next? - How the EU and Middle-Income Countries Work Together on Climate Change
2018/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Mariella Di Ciommo et al

Boosting Non-State Climate Action in the European Union (PDF)
2018/10 – German Development Institute, (DIE); briefing paper; Author(s): Sander Chan; Jacopo Bencini

Women in African Agriculture: Integrating Women Into Value Chains to Build a Stronger Sector (PDF)
2018/10 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Working Paper 175; Author(s): Georgina Njiraini et al.

Land Governance and Inclusive Business in Agriculture: Advancing the Debate
2018/10 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Laura German et al

Operationalising Ecosystem Services: Advancing Knowledge on Natural and Cultural Capital
2018/10 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric): Author(s): Eeva Furman et al.

Determinants and Dynamics of Forced Migration to Europe: Evidence From a 3-D Model of Flows and Stocks (PDF)
2018/09 – International Security and Development Center (ISDC); HiCN Working Paper 277; Author(s): Tilman Brück et al.
Read the latest publications from our members!
Blog: It’s Time for Flying to Become the New Smoking
2018/10 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Author(s): Dorothea Hilhorst

Blog: EU to the Rescue: Priorities for a Positive Multilateralism
2018/10 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Author(s): Imme Scholz; Alex Thier; Simon Maxwell; Nathalie Tocci; James Mackie; Lucien Chabason

Blog: Climate Change Impacts the Fight Against Inequalities
2018/10 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); Ideas4Development; Author(s): Celine Guivarch

Opinion: Aid for the Private Sector: Continued Controversy on ODA Rules
2018/10 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Author(s): Jesse Griffiths

Blog: Violent Slum Evictions in Bangladesh: Whose Voice Counts?
2018 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Author(s): Tanjila Mazumder Drishti

Blog: Three Lessons on Research Dissemination in Fragile Settings: Healing, Learning and More
2018 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton;
Why Is the EU Failing to Champion the SDGs?
2018/10 – German Development Institute, (DIE), Horizons – Journal of international relations and sustainable development; Author(s): Adolf Kloke-Lesch

Delivering Blockchain’s Potential for Environmental Sustainability
2018/10 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); briefing paper; Author(s): Miriam Denis Le Sève, Nathaniel Mason and Darius Nassiry

Analysing the Institutional Setting of Local Renewable Energy Planning and Implementation in the EU: A Systematic Literature Review
2018/10 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); Sustainability; Author(s): Imke Lammers et al

The Social Economy and an Integrated Approach to the Localized SDGs in Seoul: Interrogating the Evidence
2018/09 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Policy Brief 26; Author(s): Ilcheong Yi

More member activities related to the SDGs
Development policies and practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa, 5-7 November

Empowering Cities and Citizens-Learning and co-creating in an urbanising world
Rotterdam, 6-7 November

Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization
Geneva, 8-9 November

The Political Origins of Health Inequities and Universal Health Coverage
Oslo /Streamed Online, 1-2 November 2018, UiO Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM)

International Conference on Blended Development Finance and the New Industrial Policy
Geneva, 8-9 November 2018, The Graduate Institute

Africa’s rising debt
London / Streamed Online, 5-6 November, Overseas Development Institute

Transforming for Sustainability
Copenhagen, 28-29 November, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University

The 16th Development & Climate Days at COP24
Katowice, Poland, 8-9 December, International Instltute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Call for Papers: The 3rd Edition of the Seminar on Social Sciences and Development in Africa
Center for African, Asian & Latin American Studies (CEsA), University of Lisbon,Deadline: 20 October

Call for Papers: Resources for a Social-Ecological Transformation
2018/06 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); Deadline: 31 October 2018

Call for Abstracts: Debating Postcolonialism
2018/10 – Department of Development and Postcolonial Studies (DDPS); Kassel University, Deadline: 5 November 2018

Call for Panels and Roundtables: DSA2019: Opening Up Development
2018/10 – Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA); Deadline: 14 November

Call for Papers: Reflecting 100 Years of ILO – Shaping the Rules for a New Century of Labour (PDF)
2018/09 – International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD); Deadline: 15 November 2018

Call for Papers: The Future of Europe
Institute for European Studies, University of Malta; Deadline: 15 November 2018
More calls on the EADI Website
Lecturer Persuasive Communication - University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 22 October 2018

38 PhD Positions Around Sustainable Energy Conversion (1,0 FTE).
Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); Deadline: 31 October 2018

2 Tenure Track Assistant Professorships in Microeconomics - University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 7 November 2018

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Politics/International Relations/International Development at University of LeedsCentre for Global Development, University of Leeds (CGD); Deadline: 9 November
PhD Scholarship – Radioactive Ruins: Security in the Age of the Anthropocene
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); Deadline: 23 November 2018
Professor/Reader in Development Economics
2018/09 – Global Development Institute (GDI) Deadline: 30 November
More jobs on the EADI Website
Webinar: Financing the SDGs: Challenges and Opportunities, 7 November
Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law (SUSTLAW),11 February-2 March 2019
Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB)

STEPS Summer School 2019, 13-24 May 2019
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

IHEDD Training - The Modernization and Transformation of Agriculture: Technology Adoption and Impact Assessment, 5-9 November, Dakar
Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI)

Short Course- Evaluation for Development Programmes, 12-16 November
Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA)

Engaging Evidence and Policy for Social Change, 15-17 January 2019
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

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