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2nd Issue October 2020

Editorial

Today we set a thematic spotlight on trade, economy, and financing. Foremost, we highlight our newest blogpost by Christian Dorninger, Anke Schaffartzik, and Hanspeter Wieland on how Trade Reproduces International Inequalities. Furthermore, we present a selection of publications from our members on these issues. Two reports from our premium members are picked as highlights: Linking Voluntary Standards to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the German Development Institute among others and the SDG Bond Framework by the Agence Française de Développement. Once again, we cordially invite you to register for our virtual dialogue series on global responses to Covid-19. As usual, you find our picks of calls, vacancies, online activities, and publications further below.
From our Blog: Trade Reproduces International Inequalities
Through international trade, richer countries do not merely generate a monetary trade surplus, but also appropriate international resources and labour from poorer countries. While this allows high consumption standards, economic growth, and the simultaneous protection of domestic natural resources in some countries, more land for mining and agriculture for exports is being extracted from the local economies in others. As a result, this makes a socially-ecologically sustainable development impossible. Our research team was now able to prove that ecologically unequal exchange was a persistent feature of the global economy from 1990 to 2015. Read more
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Upcoming EADI Virtual Dialogues
Domestic Workers' Activism during the Pandemic Crisis in Latin America, 22 October, 11.00 CET
Latin American domestic workers, a sector mostly comprised of precarious, informal and racialized women, were particularly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis which translated into a massive loss of jobs and revenues, high exposure to risks of contamination and increased rights' violations at the workplace. Louisa Acciari will discuss how domestic workers have been organising and resisting against this social, economic and health crisis while facing a drastic lack of state support. She will show that domestic workers' unions have undertaken remarkable actions to support their members, and can be considered a leading example of resilience and human solidarity in times of crisis. Read more and register
Towards a Wellbeing Economics. How and why we need to do economics differently, 28 October, 12.00 CET.
Economics should be more about human wellbeing and human-nature relationships than about growth. Addressing current global problems of rising inequality, climate change, migration and health pandemics requires a fundamental rethink of how we think about the economy and the ways we practice it. Dr Nicky Pouw introduces her new book on 'Wellbeing Economics' and moves beyond the criticism to introduce new axiomatic principles and a theoretical framework for reorienting economics towards the optimisation of wellbeing, instead of a narrow growth focus.  Read more and register
Highlights by our Premium Members
Linking Voluntary Standards to Sustainable Development Goals
Among others, the German Development Institute collaborated with the International Trade Centre to publish this report on linking voluntary standards to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report "helps decision makers in the public and private sectors to understand where voluntary sustainability standards are best placed to contribute. It maps the linkages between these standards and each SDG goal, including its specific targets."
Read more
 
SDG Bond Framework
This comprehensive framework by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) "is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)" and enables AFD "to obtain financing in the capital markets in furtherance of the activity it carries out with its clients and partners". Thereby, it incorporates the goals of France's 2030 Agenda into the organisation's dialogue with its clients and the projects they finance. Read more
Thematic Focus: Trade, Economy & Financing
Doing Global Investments the Nordic Way
2020/10 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 88 (2020): 22–39; Author(s): Siri Lange

What the Political Economy Literature Tells Us About Blockades and Sanctions
2020/09 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); research paper; Author(s): Dizaji, Sajjad Faraji; Lis, Piotr; Murshed, Syed; Zweiri, Mahjoob

The Impact of Climate Vulnerability on Firms' Cost of Capital and Access to Finance
2020/08 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); World Development; Author(s): Gerhard Kling, Ulrich Volz, Victor Murin,Sibel Ayas

Digital Technologies for Small and Medium Enterprises and Job Creation in Sub-Saharan Africa
2020/10 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); research paper; Author(s): Cariolle J., Carroll D.A
 
Digital Spillovers and SMEs' Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa
2020/10 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); briefing paper; Author(s): Cariolle J.
 
Raising the Cost of Climate Action? Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Compensation for Stranded Fossil Fuel Assets
2020/10 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); research paper; Author(s): Kyla Tienhaara, Lorenzo Cotula

Fiscal Policy, Labour Market, and Inequality: Diagnosing South Africa's Anomalies in the Shadow of Racial Discrimination (PDF)
2020/10 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 2020/122; Author(s): Giorgio d'Agostino et al.

Sorghum Value Chain in Nigeria: Explorative Study
2020/10 – African Studies Centre (ASC); research paper; Author(s): Akinyoade, Kazimierczuk, Ekumankama, Agbaje, Dietz

Social and Solidarity Economy for the Integration of Migrants and Refugees: Experiences From Three European Cities
2020/10 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); briefing paper; Author(s): Unrisd
Africa After the Covid-19 Lockdowns: Economic Impacts and Prospects
2020/10 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); GIGA Focus Africa 06; Author(s): Tabea Lakemann et al.

China, Multilateral Banking and Geopolitics (PDF)
2020/10 – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL); briefing paper; Author(s): Chris Humphrey & Linda Maduz

Roots of Dissent: Trade Liberalization and the Rise of Populism in Brazil
2020/10 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); research paper; Author(s): Francesco Iacoella, Patricia Justino, and Bruno Martorano

The Role of Global Governance Institutions in Mitigating the Adverse Economic Impacts of Epidemics
2020/10 – Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet); PEGNet Policy Brief 22; Author(s): Belinda Archibong et al.

An Economics-Based Rationale for the Rawlsian Social Welfare Program (PDF)
2020/10 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); ZEF-Discussion Papers onDevelopment Policy No. 298; Author(s): Oded Stark

Multidimensional Poverty Assessment for the Kyrgyz Republic
2020/10 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); research paper; Author(s): Franziska Gassmann et al.

Supporting Social Enterprises in Mexico. A Prioritisation Model and an Institutional and Public Policy Analysis of Effective Government Grant Allocation (PDF)
2020/09 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); research paper; Author(s): Karen Susana Gongora Panti

The Political Economy of the `Resource Curse': A Development Perspective (PDF)
2020/10 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 2020/123; Author(s): Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen
 



More publications on Trade, Economy & Financing on the EADI website
Premium Members Publication Picks
Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Environmental and Resource Management (PDF)
2020/10 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 45:5.1–5.25; Author(s): Luca Tacconi & David Aled Williams

Life With Corona: Shared Global Sentiments and Stark Generational Divides
2020/10 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; International Security and Development Center (ISDC); research paper

Compendium: On Existing and Missing Links Between Energy Poverty and Other Scholarly Debates (PDF)
2020/04 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); research paper; Author(s): Ana Stojilovska, Lidija Zivcic, Ricardo Barbosa, Katrin Grossmann, Rachel Guyet (eds.)

Fit for Purpose: The EU’s Role in Global Health in the Era of Covid-19 (PDF)
2020/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Discussion Paper No. 282; Author(s): Pauline Veron & Mariella Di Ciommo
Blockchain Technologies for Commodity Value Chains: The Solution for More Sustainability? (PDF)
2020/09 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); briefing paper; Author(s): Bernhard Tröster

Dealing With Interlinkages: A Focused Approach for Implementing the SDGs and Overcoming the COVID-19 Crisis
2020/10 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); briefing paper; Author(s): Imme Scholz, Adolf Kloke-Lesch

Migration as a Potential Heat Stress Adaptation Strategy in Australia, Book Chapter
2020/09 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); The Demography of Disasters; Author(s): Kerstin K. Zander; Carmen Richerzhagen; Stephen T. Garnett

China and Humanitarian Aid Cooperation (PDF)
2020/10 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Policy Briefing 170; Author(s): Neil Renwick
Read more about EADI Members
Calls
Call for Working Groups: Development, Learning and Education: Post-Pandemic Considerations:The 6th Joint Nordic Development Research Conference, June 21-22, 2021
2020/10 – University of Jyväskylä, Development and International Cooperation; Deadline: 30 October

Call for Papers: Migration Politics
2020/10 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 31 October

More calls on the EADI Website
Open Online Activities
Online Seminar: 3rd Jean Monnet NOVA EU Workshop - Sustainable Europe and Its Global Reach
16 October, 13:30 CEST; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS)

Online TEDxIDS: Building Back Better, but Different - Institute of Development Studies
16 October, 16:00 CEST; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Online Seminar: The Infrastructures of Maritime Capitalism: Flags of Convenience and Offshoring
19 October, 15:00 CET; Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Online Discussion: Enough Is Enough! Privatisation & Public Services: A Conversation With Current and Former UN Special Rapporteurs
19 October, 12.00 UTC; Society for International Development (SID);

Online Seminar: Promoting SSE Through Public Policies: Seven Case Studies and Guidelines for Local Governments
19 October, 17:30 CEST; United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Online Event: Food Fights - An Online Debate Series on Food & Nutrition Security
20 October, 14:00 CEST; Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, WOTRO Science for Global Development (NWO-WOTRO)

Online Seminar: Decolonizing Ecological Relations
20 October, 19:00 UTC +2; Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB)

Online Seminar: Sustainable Development Performance Indicators for the SSE: How to Measure Progress Toward the SDGs
20 October, 17:30 CEST; United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Online Seminar: Taiwan: Miracle or Ticking Bomb?
20 October 8:30 CET; UiB Global, University of Bergen

Online Seminar: Earth Days Webinar - The Green New Deal, Explained. Limiting Climate Chaos and Tackling Economic Inequality
20 October, 16:30 GMT+1; Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI)

Daring Cities 2020 Online Panel: Nature-Based Solutions for Cities - What Are They and How Can Their Uptake Be Increased?
20 October, 10:30 CEST; United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Online Seminar: Recovery From COVID-19 Tackling Vulnerabilities and Leveraging
21-23 October; Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI)

Online Seminar: Corona Among the Poor
21 October, 08:30 CET; UiB Global, University of Bergen

Online Event - Decolonising Europe #8: Provincialising Europe
21 October, 16:00 CEST; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Event: COVID-19 & Sustainable Food Systems: Transforming Food Systems in Times of Crises
21 October; European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Online Seminar: What Is the Evidence Telling Us So Far of COVID's Impact on Governance and Conflict?
21 October, 16:00 GMT+1; International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD)

Online Lecture: Changes in Biodiversity From 3000 BC Up to the Year 2050: From Global to Local, and From Crisis to Challenge
22 October, 13:30 CEST – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)

Online Seminar: How Can Subsidies Accelerate Universal Energy Access?
22 October, 14:00 BST; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Online Seminar: Europe and China: A New Race for Africa During a Pandemic
22 October, 17.00 CET; Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)

Online Seminar on Rice Sector Development and Trade Policies in West Africa
22 October, 13:30 CEST; European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Online Event: Pandemic of Repression in Africa: Challenges for Civil Society
22 October, 15:00 CEST; Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Online Seminar: Transforming Informal Work and Livelihoods
23 October, 15:00 EET; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Online Conference: Responding to the Global Pandemic - Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Future (PDF)
23 – 25 October; SPRING, Fakultät Raumplanung, Universität Dortmund (ISPC / SPRING)

Digital Dialogue: E-Procurement, Dialogue Und Cooperation as Drivers for SPP
26-28 October; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Online Event: Celebrating UN Day 2020
26 October, 16:00 CET; UiB Global, University of Bergen

Online Seminar: 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture - UN at 75: Slow Death or New Direction?
26 October, 17:30 OESZ; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Online Activity - How and Why Economics Needs to Change
26 October, 13:00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Seminar: Risk Analysis as Political. How Gender and Race Matter in the Constitution of Crisis in EU Border Management
27 October, 12:00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Seminar: The Intergenerational Transmission of War Trauma
 27 October, 13:30 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Seminar: Treacherous Sea of Data
27 October, 16:00 CET; Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Online Event: A Green and Gender-Driven COVID-19 Recovery in Africa: How EU Development Finance Can Boost Energy Access for all
27 October, 15:00 CET; European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Online Conference: 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference
28-29 October 2020; International Security and Development Center (ISDC)

Online Seminar: Future of Palestine - One State, Two States, No State
29 October, 13:30 CET; Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Online Event: Covid-19 and Development: Cities of the Future - Institute of Development Studies
29 October, 17:00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Online Conference: 27th International Economic Conference – IECS 2020
30 October 2020; Institute for World Economy, Romanian Academy (IEM)

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
Jobs
Job Offer: Researcher - Access to Energy
2020/10 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 22 October
 

Job Offer: Post-Doc Researcher / Fellow
2020/10 – Institute of International Relations (IIR); Deadline: 31 October, 2020

Job Offer: Researcher / Senior Researcher  - Centre for European Politics
2020/10 – Institute of International Relations (IIR); Deadline: 31 October, 2020

Job Offer: Researcher / Senior Researcher
2020/10 – Institute of International Relations (IIR); Deadline: 31 October, 2020

Job Offer: Senior Researcher in International Law Part-Time 0,5
2020/10 – Institute of International Relations (IIR); Deadline: 31 October, 2020

Job Offer: Researcher / Senior Researcher Part-Time 0,5
2020/10 – Institute of International Relations (IIR); Deadline: 31 October, 2020

Job Offer: Project Manager: Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean (CRAIC)
2020/10 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: 11 November 2020

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Internal Solidarity, External Migration Management: The EU Pact and Migration Policy Towards Jordan
2020/09 – Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); blog post; Author(s): Lewis Turner

Blog: Diversity and Domination: For a Change in International Aid
2020/10 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Jean-François Riffaud

Blog: Nigeria’s Colonial Heritage, Religious Divide and the 2020 US Presidential Elections
2020/10 – African Studies Centre (ASC); blog post; Author(s): Prof. Chibuike Uche

Blog: A Resilient and Sustainable Economic System Needs to Account for Social Justice
2020/10 – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS); Blog post; Author(s): Aurelie Charles

Opinion: Facing Climate Change: Developing New Policies and Aid Interventions for Climate Refugees
2020/10 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Author(s): Päivi Lujala

Blog: Valuing Knowledge: The Impact of Human Capital Accounting on Global Economic Governance
2020/10 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): David Yarrow

Blog: The Language of Dialogue
2020/10 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); blog post; Author(s): Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

Blog: Europe in the World: How the European Green Deal Could Influence Global Climate Action and Sustainable Development
2020/10 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Gabriela Iacobuta

Blog: Football in Burundi Is a Tool for Reconciliation and Political Legitimacy
2020/10 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); blog post; Author(s): Celestin Mvutsebanka

Blog: Germany and South Africa Together Can Protect and Advance the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
2020/10 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Sophie Desmidt

Blog: Understanding Regional Value Chains Through the Interaction of Public and Private Governance: Insights From Southern Africa's Apparel Sector
2020/10 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Giovanni Pasquali, Shane Godfrey & Khalid Nadvi

Blog: Domestic and European Financial Solidarity - The Case for Hungary
2020/10 – Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS); Institute of World Economics Blog; Author(s): Szijártó Norbert

Blog: Arguments for an Inclusive World Trade Order (PDF)
2020/09 – International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD); blog post; Author(s): Christoph Scherrer

Blog: The First United Nations Summit on Biodiversity, Revealing the Challenges on the Road to COP 15
2020/10 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Aleksandar Rankovic, Juliette Landry

Blog: Donald Trump Gets Coronavirus: What Catching COVID-19 Meant for Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro
2020/10 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); blog post; Author(s): Anthony Pereira

Opinion: The World Food Programme – Its Past, Present and Future - Institute of Development Studies
2020/10 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Author(s): Simon Maxwell

Blog: Choosing a Sustainable Way Out of the Pandemic’s Economic Chaos
2020/10 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Paul Steele

Blog: Disasters, Dilemmas and Decisions: Notes From a Monsoon Fieldwork in Assam, India
2020/10 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Mausumi Chetia

Blog: Time for a New Economics
2020/10 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Sandra Waddock

Blog: Making Corporate Sustainability More Sustainable
2020/10 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Andreas Rasche

Opinion: The United States: Land of the Free … Market?
2020/10 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Author(s): Cédric Tille

Blog: How Long Will CCM's Dominance Last?
2020/10 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); blog post; Author(s): Johan Sävström

Blog: Sustainable Literature: Fiction and the Mind
2020/10 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); blog post; Author(s): Mats Haraldsen

Blog: How to Make Climate Risk Insurance Better Meet the Needs of the Vulnerable?
2020/10 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub; Author(s): Jennifer Phillips

Blog: Nobel Peace Prize Acknowledges Link Between Preventing Hunger and Promoting Peace
2020/10 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Patricia Justino

Blog: The Pandemic and Poor People's Struggle for Survival: How Should Government in Low-Income Countries Respond and What Resources Are Needed?
2020/09 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); blog post; Author(s): Tekalign Gutu Sakketa

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website
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