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2nd Issue June 2019

Editorial

Before we come to the usual news picks from the EADI community, we'd like to share some news from the UK: Two of our members institutes have heavily criticised the "unfair and damaging visa system" of the British home office which seems to detain African researchers from attending conferences in the UK on a regular basis. IDS Director Melissa Leach and GDI's Diana Mitlin were among the 70 senior leaders from universities and research institutes who warned in an open letter that  “visa refusals for African cultural, development and academic leaders" will be "undermining ‘Global Britain’s’ reputation as well as efforts to tackle global challenges", as reported by the Guardian. As EADI President Henning Melber has put it: We are proud to have such members. And it is not only the UK where academics from the Global South face visa issues when trying to attend events in Europe. So let's keep speaking up and saying No Development without freedom!
Wanted: Knowledge Exchange Consultant for Bridge47
The Bridge47 Project for Global Citizenship Education is looking for a regional knowledge exchange consultant to build knowledge exchange partnerships and organise events mainly in the UK and Denmark. If you have a good understanding and knowledge of Global Citizenship Education in the specific regional context and excellent writing skills in English, submit by 5 July  Read more
From our Blog
Wondering why there's an image of Pope Francis on our blog? This is because his encyclical Laudato si’ is a good example how spiritual worldwiews can bring much needed new perspectives into the development discourse. In our latest post "Faith as Inspiration for Politics and Development", Henning Melber gives several good reasons why "spirituality matters": "After all, resilience as one of the most important motivating sources of energy for survival, is strongly inspired by spiritual dimensions of belief systems. Facing misery with a determination to not give up and accept the daily challenges requires hope. Religion, or rather faith, is a substantial ingredient to survival". And Pope Francis’ encyclical "argues against an imperialist way of life for the sake of fairness and opens the doors to post-development widely." Read more
Development Studies in the Anthropocene
As part of our blog and event series on the recent EADI volume "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" we are happy to be hosting a book launch event together with the German Institute for Development Studies (DIE). The discussion will focus on Environment and Transformation and shed the light on the need to re-assess and re-conceptualise the role and responsibility of development studies. The event will take place in the afternoon of 11 July in Bonn and will be video-recorded and made available online. Speakers are DIE's acting director Imme Scholz and AISSR's Joyeeta Gupta. Read more
News from EADI Working Groups
Our new Working Group on Climate-Resilient Development is reaching out for new members! At the moment while the window of opportunity is closing to avert irreversible environmental damages it is more important than ever that EADI has a Working Group on environment-related topics. Read more
Together with the EADI secretariat the Research Communication Working Group is busy preparing this year's interactive workshop to exchange best practices in development research communications. If you would like to participate in the workshop planning, please contact us any time. Read more
Sayan Dey, active member of our Working Group on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development has recently published a collection of interviews on decoloniality. they reflect on two crucial aspects – the differences between the concepts of postcoloniality and decoloniality, and the multifarious forms of contemporary decolonial thinking and doing. Read more
Learn more about EADI Working Groups
Featured EADI Member: Elcano Royal Institute

The Elcano Royal Institute is a think tank specialised in international and strategic studies conducted from a Spanish, European and global perspective. Its goal is to promote knowledge of the current international situation and of Spain’s foreign relations, as well as to provide a focal point for debating and generating ideas that may prove useful in the decision-making processes of political office-holders, the leaders of private enterprises and public institutions, social actors and academics. The overall concern is to be a meeting point for the exchange of ideas and the search for consensus in a spirit dominated by the defence of democracy, multilateralism, the social market economy, freedom and human rights. Read more

Elcano's latest working paper "From Trade Diplomacy to Economic Warfare: The International Economic Policy of the Trump Administration" provides an analysis of the discursive practices of the international economic policy of the Administration of President Donald Trump. The argument is that the Trump Administration utilises the discursive practices of what some scholars call ‘securitisation’ through to what might more appropriately be described as a discourse of ‘economic warfare’. Read more
What Next in Export Controls? Updating Criteria and Methodologies in Non-Proliferation and Arms Control. This brief analysis sheds the light on the impact of cumulative innovation in technologies which requires policymakers and experts to update the current methodology, concepts and tools for non-proliferation, exports control, restrictive measures, arms control and disarmament mechanisms. Read more
Learn more about EADI Members
Highlight: Enabling Civil Society
Civil society and civil society organisations (CSOs) are important to development co-operation, both as implementing partners for members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), and as development actors in their own right. Agenda 2030 is clear on the necessity of mobilising CSOs to implement, and uphold accountability for, the Sustainable Development Goals. This paper by the OECD Development Centre introduces a selection of key findings and recommendations from two 2018-2019 surveys complemented with DAC statistical data. It points to evidence of member effort to work with CSOs in ways that enable CSOs to maximise their contribution to development. Read more
Climate
Is Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Effective? Perceptions and Lessons Learned From 13 Project Sites
2019/06 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); research paper; Author(s): Hannah Reid et al

Barriers to Investment in Climate Change Solutions—a Scoping Review
2019/06 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); Sustainability; Author(s): Sarah Hafner, Olivia James, Aled Jones

With or Without You: How the G20 Could Advance Global Action Towards Climate-Friendly Sustainable Development
2019/06 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); briefing paper; Author(s): Steffen Bauer et al
 
Assessing Adaptation Results: Aligning National M&E Systems and Global Results Frameworks
2019/05 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); research paper; Author(s): Neha Rai, Barry Smith, Nick Brooks
 
Remote but Productive: Practical Lessons From Productive Uses of Energy in Tanzania
2019/05 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); research paper; Author(s): Kevin Johnstone, Kavita Rai, Frederick Mushi

Renewable Energy Cooperatives as a Stimulating Factor in Household Energy Savings
2019/06 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); Energies; Author(s): Thomas Hoppe, Frans H. J. M. Coenen, Maria T. Bekendam
 
Valorisation of Energy Services: Essay on the Value Addition Due to Renewable Energy
2019/06 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); Energy, sustainability and society; Author(s): Yoram Krozer

Blog: Translating Knowledge Into Climate Action
2019/06 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Steffen Bauer, Robert Bradley
View more publications on climate
Member Publication Picks
The Relevance of Social Policies for Democracy: Preventing Autocratisation Through Synergies Between SDG 10 and SDG 16
2019/06 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Julia Leininger et al

Labor-Intensive Public Works Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Implications for Employment Policies (PDF)
2019/06 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Working Paper 180; Author(s): Tekalign Gutu Sakketa, Joachim von Braun

The Complexities of Tackling Illicit Financial Flows in Practice - The Example of Tanzania
2019/06 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Luckystar Miyandazi

Bypassing Government: Aid Effectiveness and Malawi’s Local Development Fund
2019/06 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); Politics and Governance; Author(s): Michael Chasukwa, Dan Banik

Operationalising the Action Agenda for Nature and People: Workshop Report
2019/06 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Marcel Kok, Cebuan Bliss, Aleksandar Rankovic

The Desire for Order: A Theoretical Approach to (World) Order (PDF)
2019/06 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); research paper; Author(s): Lars Erslev Andersen

Constellations of Fragility: An Empirical Typology of States
2019/06 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Studies in Comparative International Development; Author(s): Sebastian Ziaja et al

China and Global Integrity-Building: Challenges and Prospects for Engagement
2019/06 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Bertram Lang

Zambia’s Looming Debt Crisis – Is China to Blame?
2019/06 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper

Exploring Research-Policy Partnerships in International Development
2019/06 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Bulletin
Rural Dispute Resolution in Bangladesh: Popular Perceptions About Village Courts
2018/07 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); research paper; Author(s): Mohammad Tarikul Islam

Post-Conflict Police-Community Relations
2019/06 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); Journal of Human Security; Author(s): Ingrid Nyborg

War and City-Making in Somalia: Property, Power and Disposable Lives
2019/06 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); Political Geography; Author(s): Jutta Bakonyi et al

The Political Economy of Domestic Resource Mobilization in Nicaragua: Changing State-Citizen Relations and Social Development
2019 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); research paper; Author(s): Gloria Carrión Fonseca

The Significance of Everyday Access to Justice in Myanmar's Transition to Democracy (PDF)
2019/06 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); research paper; Author(s): Helene Maria Kyed, Ardeth Thawnghmung

Datafication, Development and Marginalised Urban Communities: An Applied Data Justice Framework
2019/06 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Information, Communication &Society; Author(s): Richard Heeks; Satyarupa Shekhar

Job Training Programs for Youth in Low-Income Countries
# 2019/05 – Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet); briefing paper; Author(s): Jonathan Stöterau

The Poverty of Neoliberalized Feminism: Gender Equality in a ‘Best Practice’ Large-Scale Land Investment in Ghana.
2019/06 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Journal of Peasant Studies; Author(s): Kristina Lanz, Elisabeth Pruegl, Jean-David Gerber

Does Private Aid Follow the Flag? An Empirical Analysis of Humanitarian Assistance
2019/05 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Andreas Fuchs, Hannes Oehler
Read the latest publications from our members!
Europe
Grand Theories of European Integration Revisited: Does Identity Politics Shape the Course of European Integration?
2019/05 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Journal of European Public Policy; Author(s): Theresa Kuhn

The National Boundaries of Solidarity: A Survey Experiment on Solidarity With Unemployed People in the European Union
2019/05 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); European Political Science Review; Author(s): Theresa Kuhn, Aaron Kamm

The Baltic Sea Region After the Ukraine Crisis and Trump: A Russian Perspective (PDF)
2019/06 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); research paper; Author(s): Alexander Sergunin
Calls
Call for Essays on the Corporation for State of Power 2020
2019/06 – Transnational Institute (TNI); Deadline: 10 July

Call for Papers: 2019 Social Policy in Africa Conference - €”Governance of Africa'€™s Social Policy: Subverting Development and Democracy?
2019/06 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Deadline: 30 August

Call for Papers: Cadernos de Estudos Africanos: Thematic Issue: Activisms in Africa
2019/06 – Centro de Estudos sobre Africa e do Desenvolvimento (CeSA); Deadline: 30 November

More calls on the EADI Website
Jobs
Junior Policy Officer Working on North Africa-Europe Relations
2019/06 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Deadline: 24 June

Postdoctoral Researcher on Sub-National Dynamics in India’s Mining Sector, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
2019/06 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Deadline: 1 July

Senior Researcher/ Post Doc: Renewable Energy and Climate Services in West Africa
2019/06 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Deadline: none; Starting date: as soon as possible from August 1st

Post-Doctoral Researcher Position: Economic Analysis of Regional Bioeconomy Clusters (PDF)
2019/06 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Deadline: 15 July 2019, or until position is filled

Presidential Academic Fellowship: Anti-Poverty Transfers
2019/06 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 15 July

Job Offer: Senior Researcher (S) Urban Dynamics, Agricultural Development & Rural Transformation
2019/06 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Deadline: 23 August

Job Offer: Professor of Technology and Global Development
2019/06 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 15 September

Full Professor of Sociology, in Particular Cultural Sociology
2019/06 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 15 September

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Opening Up Development: Including the Elder Refugee Group in Debates and Policies
2019/06 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); blog post; Author(s): Sameen Zafar

Blog: Why No Change? Sustainable Development, Extractivism and the Environment in Bolivia
2019/06 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); blog post; Author(s): Jessica Hope

Blog: Revisiting Growth—or the World Environment Day Is Not Enough
2019/06 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Agulhas Climate Hub

Blog: Achieving Transformational Change for the Ocean
2019/06 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Dorothy Lucks, Michael Burgass

Blog: Time for an Update: How to Revisit the EU’s Framework for International Mediation Engagements
2019/06 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Julian Bergmann et al

Blog: The Cairo Policy Lab: Design Thinking Meets Middle East Policymaking
2019/06 – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS); blog post; Author(s): Bethany Shockley

Blog: Why Feelings Matter in Global Politics: Aesthetics, Vulnerability and Playing With Language
2019/06 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Aoileann Ní Mhurchú

Blog: What Is Revolutionary About the Green Revolution?
2019/06 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Divya Sharma

The Challenges of “Drought Migration”
2019/06 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Benjamin Schraven, Stephen Adaawen

Blog: Spanish Municipal Elections - What Happened With the New Municipalist Projects?
2019/06 – Transnational Institute (TNI); blog post; Author(s): Sol Trumbo Vila

Eritrean Independence Celebrations After the Rapprochement With Ethiopia: Plus Ça Change?
2019/06 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Tanja R. Müller

Blog: “Development Is a Factor in Mobility and Migration.”
2019/06 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

Blog: Confronting Apartheid Through Critical Discussion
2019/06 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Ana María Arbeláez Trujillo and Jeff Handmaker
Training
Master Programme "ICT for Development and the Social Good"
University of Turin


Sustainable Local Economic Development
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS); International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Duration 1 week online and 2 weeks on site

Inclusive Social Protection: Making the Case, 4-8 November 2019, Nairobi, Kenya
Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)

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