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1st Issue August 2019

Editorial

Today we'd like to ask you to spread the word about our "Develop your Talents" programme, which is tailored to support early career researchers. The call for the 2020 round has just been announced and is open until 30 September 2019. On another note we are proud that our book "Building Development Studies for the new Millennium" has almost registered 2000 downloads, and that the video of our latest launch event on Development Studies in the Anthropocene is now online. And, as always, we've picked some news and publications from our working groups and members. Take a scroll.
Pursuing a career in academia can be challenging. Young scholars have to deal with a number of questions and uncertainties concerning research work, career planning and personal life such as publishing strategies, the importance of conferences and presentation of own research, finding entry points for building own networks, life-work balance and many more. The EADI mentoring programme “Develop Your Talents” aims to match young/early career researchers pursuing a career in academia to experienced scholars to provide one-to-one guidance and support. We particularly welcome female researchers to take part in the programme. Read more
Video: Development Studies in the Anthropocene
Watch Imme Scholz from the German Development Institute (DIE) and Joyeeta Gupta from the University of Amsterdam explore the impacts of the current environmental crises on the field of Development Studies. Departing from the interconnections of environment and transformation, they discuss the need to re-assess and re-conceptualise the role and responsibility of development studies  from a transdisciplinary lens. The event was kindly hosted and recorded by DIE. Watch the video
News from EADI Working Groups
The Working Group has published a new Social Protection brief with summeries of publications, blogs, events, opinions and ongoing research. If you want to know at one glance what's happening in this field, have a look!
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Highlight: Sustainable Development in the Digital Age
It is increasingly clear that digital changes, we refer to them as the Digital Revolution, are becoming a key driving force in societal transformation. The transformation towards sustainability for all must be harmonized with the threats, opportunities and dynamics of the Digital Revolution, the goals of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. At the same time, the digital transformation will radically alter all dimensions of global societies and economies and will therefore change the interpretation of the sustainability paradigm itself. Digitalization is not only an ‘instrument’ to resolve sustainability challenges, it is also fundamental as a driver of disruptive change. This report is based on the voluntary and collaborative effort of 45 authors and contributors from about 20 institutions, among them the German Development Institute (DIE) and  100 independent experts from academia, business, government, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations from all the regions of the world. Read more
Featured EADI Member: Linnaeus University, Sweden

We are happy to welcome the Linneaus University in Sweden and its programme on Peace and Development Studies as a new EADI member!
The starting point of this programme is the insight, that it is not possible to study a conflict based on one single phenomenon, but that peace, conflict, security and development must be looked at together in order to learn how different aspects of societal development work together. This approach tries to understand the mechanisms of the conflicts and put them in a broader context, working with perspectives from sociology, anthropology and political science as well as from economy and history. Read more

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News Picks from Premium Members
The German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) has developed a project for participatory evaluation in Latin America. The idea is to include all individuals and organisations with an interest in evaluation approaches that allow social participation: "Because it's people's opinion that counts!" Read more and watch a short video
What are the critical challenges of our time? The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is asking for your views to feed into the development of  its new five-year strategy. Watch IDS Director Melissa Leach talk on the big global challenges and how to tackle them. Read more
IDS will also be the host of the 8th PhD Conference on International Development on 19 and 20 September 2019. This is a student-led event organised by PhD students from the IDS and the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex (UK), with the support of other institutes. Read more
The Graduate Institute in Geneva has produced a must-watch video in which Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou presents a concise survey of the history of democracy in the African continent. In particular, he highlights the role of colonial dispossession and post-colonial authoritarianism and stresses the cumulative importance of the forgotten 1990s democratisation moment and the post-Arab Spring push by African civil societies. Watch the video
Member Publication Picks
The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence of Educational Persistence and the "Great Gatsby Curve" in Brazil
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Working Paper 318; Author(s): Tharcisio Leone
 
Peacebuilding Starts at Home – Gender-Just Access to Land for Escaping Hunger and for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies
Institute for Development and Peace (INEF); FriEnt-Study 07/2019 – Land and Conflict Prevention, pp.57-61; Author(s): Karin Gaesing, Jana Herold
 
Linkages and Spillover Effects of South African Foreign Direct Investment in Botswana and Kenya
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); SA-TIED Working Paper 67; Author(s): Felix Nandonde et al.
The Pathway Toward a Net-Zero-Emissions Future
 Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; One Earth; Author(s): Richard Pancost et al.
 
An Integrated Global Food and Energy Security System Dynamics Model for Addressing Systemic Risk
Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); Sustainability 2019, 11, 3995; Author(s): Roberto Pasqualino et al.
 
Need for a Paradigm Shift of Regional Integration in Africa
 European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Discussion Paper 257; Author(s): Mark Pearson
 
Read the latest publications from our members!
Calls
Call for Proposals: Urbanising Deltas of the World: Second Round for Connecting Worlds of Knowledge
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, WOTRO Science for Global Development (NWO-WOTRO); Deadline: 17 September 2019
 
Call for Papers: Workshop on "Social Protection for Social Cohesion", 4-5 December 2019, Bonn, Germany (PDF)
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 12 September 2019
 
Call: International Blog Competition for Young Researchers: Why Sustainable Development Research Matters
Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: 15 August 2019
 
Call for Proposals: The Dynamics of Women’s Work: Routes to Economic and Social Empowerment
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 31 August 2019, 23:59 UTC+3
 
Call for Papers: Global Change and Sustainability Transformations: Technology-Society Interface
United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: to be announced; will be published in early 2020
 
Call: DSA Ireland annual conference: call for papers and posters
Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI); Deadline: 5 September 2019

More calls on the EADI Website
Jobs
Post Doctoral Researcher in Evaluation of Complex Interventions
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 29 August 2019, 23.59 hours BST
 
Research Officer - ‘Global Soldiers in the Cold War: Making Southern Africa’s Liberation Armies’
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Deadline: 28 August 2019, before 12 noon (UK Time)
 
Junior Economist - Asia Desk
OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); Job Number: 12976; Deadline: 6 August 2019, 11:59:00 PM
 
Research Fellow Humanitarian Policy Group
Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Deadline: 25 August
 
Senior Lecturer in International Development (Emerging Economies)
King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Deadline: 25 August
 
Associate Professorship of Development Studies
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Deadline: 13 September 2019, before 12 noon (UK Time)

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Theorising How Extractive Companies Manage Local Disruption
2019/07 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Tomas Frederiksen, Matthew Himley
 
Blog: Biodiversity Loss – More Than an Environmental Emergency
2019/07 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Dilys Roe
 
Blog: Living the Peripheries: Key Findings
2019/07 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); Urban Transformations; Author(s): Paula Meth
 
Blog: A Workshop Sharing the Outcomes of a Community Resilience Research Project in Nepal and Leveraging International Interdisciplinary Partnerships
2019/07 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): Sarita Panday
 
Opinion: AI’s Current Hype & Hysteria Could Set the Technology Back by Decades
2019/07 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Author(s): Wim Naudé
 
Blog: Transformative Cities Presents the 2nd Edition of the Atlas of Utopias
2019/07 – Transnational Institute (TNI); blog post; Author(s): Tni
 
Blog: Can Women's Football Be a Game Changer?
2019/07 – African Studies Centre (ASC); Africa is a Country; Author(s): Loes Oudenhuijsen
 
Blog: How Can Developing Countries Pay for the SDGs?
2019/07 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDERAngle; Author(s): Tania Masi et al.
Training
Emerging Economies and International Development MSc
King’s International Development Institute (IDI)
 
MA Governance, Development and Public Policy
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton
 
NGO and Development Management (MSc)
Master; International Development Programme, University of East London (UEL)
 
International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) by Distance Learning MSc/PGDip
International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD)
 
Research Master in Development Studies - Developing Societies and Political Recompositions
Institut d'Etude du Développement Economique et Social, Université Paris 1 (IEDES)

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