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1st Issue August 2020


We are happy to give an insight into two projects with EADI involvement: Bridge 47 and EnerSHelF. Bridge 47 held its third Iberian knowledge exchange partnership meeting and Talia Vela-Eiden summarizes the session in her blogpost. For the EnerSHelF project, we point to recent interviews published on the project’s website. Besides a reminder for our forthcoming virtual dialogues, we invite you to rewatch the recordings of the latest events that are now online. Furthermore, this newsletter contains the newest open access article in the EJDR, a highlight on a special issue of the JCER on the evolution of EU development policy, news picks from our members as well as a regional focus on East Africa in our publication section. Finally, we offer you a selection of recent members’ postings on jobs, trainings, open online activities, calls, and blog articles.
EADI is the knowledge and network partner for the German-Ghanaian EnerSHelF project. EnerSHelF aims to improve and disseminate marketable PV-based energy solutions for health facilities in Ghana. On a weekly basis, interviews with researchers and other project members are published on the EnerSHelF website. One of the latest interviews is with Prof. Stefanie Meilinger on How Internal and External Factors Influence PV Solar Solutions.
Read more interviews
New on our Blog: Learning from the Grassroots
Learning from the Grassroots: “Together we are much more than two”
"Local governments are the nearest actors to the citizens, as they are in daily interaction and communication with them and have an immediate influence on them." The third Bridge 47 Iberian knowledge exchange partnership meeting took place online. However, a lively discussion emerged centring around “the role of academia and its ethical and political links with civil society, social movements, and social transformation.” Talia Vela-Eiden, the Project Officer at EADI for the Bridge47 project, summarizes the main objectives of the meeting in her blogpost and highlights the importance of a “synergy of objectives” and community participation. Read the post
To the blog overview
Save the Dates: Forthcoming Virtual Dialogues
  • 7 August: Bias aware practices: moving beyond unconscious bias training (EADI/ISS series)  Read more
  • 28 October: Towards a Wellbeing Economics. How and why we need to do economics differently Read more
See all EADI events
Rewatch EADI's Latest Virtual Dialogues
EADI Virtual Dialogue #23: Land conflict in Myanmar
This EADI virtual dialogue addresses Myanmar’s enormous development challenges in an uncertain political and economic landscape. Lara Lundsgaard-Hansen, PhD Candidate at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) in Bern, Switzerland, talks about the actor interactions influencing land-use changes and their impacts on ecosystem services and human well-being. Dr Stefan Bächtold, Associated Researcher at the Analysis & Impact Program at swisspeace, looks at the land conflicts that have increased across the country’s ethnic-minority area.
Watch the video
EADI Virtual Dialogue #24: The Rise and Fall of the Aid Effectiveness Norm
In this online-seminar, Prof. Stephen Brown discusses his work on the effectiveness of foreign aid. Faced with often disappointing results, scholars, policy makers and practitioners have been trying for decades to determine what makes aid more effective. The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, adopted in 2005, constituted the overarching norm for 21st-century development cooperation. However, its principles were only slowly and partially put into practice.
Watch the video
Latest Open Access Article in the EJDR
Evaluating Parliamentary Advocacy for Nutrition in Tanzania
D. J. H. te Lintelo & K. Pittore

The global nutrition community is currently aiming to bring nutrition higher up on political agendas in low-income countries with high burdens of malnutrition. This paper adopts a contribution analysis and process tracing procedure to evaluate whether parliamentary advocacy influenced political party manifestos in Tanzania.
Browse the latest issue
Highlight: EU International Development Cooperation post-2020
Special Issue: 'EU International Development Cooperation post-2020'

Guest Editors: Mark Furness, Luciana-Alexandra Ghica, Simon Lightfoot and Balázs Szent-Iványi

This special issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Research looks at the evolution of European Union development policy, against the background of fundamental challenges that have emerged since the 2009 Lisbon Treaty.
Read the whole special issue
News Picks from Our Members
Investment disputes from below: whose rights matter?
In his comprehensive multimedia-article for IIED, Lorenzo Cotula writes about the conflicting realities of mining, environment, and livelihoods in Colombia. Enriched with video-interviews and illustration, he describes the tensions between mining companies, public authorities, and local communities.
Read the article
Forced Migration Issue 64
The Forced Migration Review offers a forum for exchange of practical experience, information and ideas between researchers, refugees and internally displaced people, and those who work with them. In the 64th issue of Forced Migration Review, two main feature themes are included: One on climate crisis and local communities and one on trafficking and smuggling. Additionally, it includes a ‘mini-feature’ on early reflections on COVID-19 in the context of displacement.
Read the issue
Premium Members Publication Picks
The Emerging Lessons on Urban Vulnerability and Safety From Covid-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
2020/07 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Position Paper; Author(s): Jaideep Gupte

COVID-19 and the Urgent Need to Protect Sudanese Women Against Violence (PDF)
2020/07 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Sudan Brief, Number 5; Author(s): Samia al-Nagar, Liv Tønnessen

Linguistic Legacies of British and Portuguese (De)colonization in Africa: (Un)successful Common Bonds? (PDF)
2020/06 – Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (CAPP); Public Sciences & Policies Vol.VI, N1; Author(s): Rita Amorim et al.
The Food Systems Approach in Practice: Our Guide for Sustainable Transformation
2020/07 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Discussion Paper 278; Author(s): Koen Dekeyser et al.

Reporting Climate Bond AFD 2019
2020/07 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); Author(s): Agence Française de Développement

Monitoring in German Bilateral Development Cooperation: A Case Study of Agricultural, Rural Development and Food Security Projects (PDF)
2020/07 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Cornelia Römling, Sarah Holzapfel
Read more about EADI members
Regional Focus: East Africa
Home Away From Home: The Social and Political Roles of Contemporary Chinese Associations in Zambia (PDF)
2020/07 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); research paper; Author(s): Hangwei Li; Xuefei Shi

Quantifying the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality an application to Mozambique
2020/07 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); The Journal of Economic Inequality; Author(s): Carlos Gradín et al.

Excluding Women: The Clanization of Somali Political Institutions
2020/07 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); CMI Brief no. 2020:9; Author(s): Ladan Affi
Study of Selected Livestock Innovations in Ethiopia (PDF)
2020/07 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); research paper; Author(s): Azage Tegegne and Getachew Legese Feye

Resource Warfare, Pacification and the Spectacle of ‘Green’ Development: Logics of Violence in Engineering Extraction in Southern Madagascar
2020/08 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Political Geography Vol 81; Author(s): Amber Huff, Yvonne Orengo

A Political Economy Analysis of the Nacala and Beira Corridors (PDF)
2020/07 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Discussion Paper; Author(s): Bruce Byiers; Poorva Karkare; Luckystar Miyandazi
More publications on East Africa
Emerging Economies and International Development (MSc)
2020/07 King’s International Development Institute (IDI)

Development Studies With Reference to Emerging Economies MPhil/PhD
2020/07 King’s International Development Institute (IDI)

Global Development Studies (MA)
Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric)

International Environmental Studies (MA)
Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric)

More courses and trainings on the EADI Website
Blog: Plastic: An Environmental Challenge Made Worse by COVID-19
2020/07 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): ID4D

Blog: Uganda’s Covid-19 Supplementary Budget: Pandemic Response or Cash Bonanza?
2020/07 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post; Author(s): Prosscovia Nambatya

Blog: Avoiding Disaster While Bracing for Long-Term Impact: Labour Market Policies in the Covid-19 Crisis
2020/07 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); blog post; Author(s): Achim Kemmerling et al.

Blog: Polycrisis as an Opportunity for Development Cooperation? Building a Better Global Architecture for International Development Cooperation After the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020/07 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Shabka Journal; Author(s): Stephan Klingebiel, Artemy Izmestiev

Blog: A Gendered Perspective on the Pandemic
2020/07 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Global Challenges; Author(s): Elisabeth Prügl

Blog: Viral Politics and Economics in Zimbabwe
2020/07 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Ian Scoones

Blog: Gender and ICTs in Fragile Refugee Settings: From Local Coordination to Vital Protection and Support During the Covid-19 Pandemic
2020/07 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Holly Ritchie

Blog: How Problem-Based Learning Can Aid in Understanding the Complexity of Global Challenges.
2020/07 – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York; blog post; Author(s): Henrice Altink

Blog: Exploring Why People Eat Wild Meat – And Designing Better Alternatives
2020/07 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Stephanie Brittain

Blog: Cities: Where Public Health and Climate Experts Must Meet
2020/07 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post

Blog: Coronavirus Impacts: A Difficult Year Ahead? Initial Research Findings From the ‘Livelihood Impacts of Coping With Coronavirus in Rural Africa’
2020/07 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): CwC team

Blog: Forced Eradication of Crops for Illicit Use and Human Rights
2020/07 – Transnational Institute (TNI); blog post; Author(s): Pedro Arenas; Ricardo Vargas

Blog: A New Kid on the Block? China in the Security Conundrum of the Eastern Mediterranean
2020/07 – Real Instituto Elcano; blog post; Author(s): Plamen Tonchev

Blog: Shake and Stir: Adding a Human Security Lens to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
2020/07 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); blog post; Author(s): Gabriele Köhler et al.

Blog: How to Prepare for Heatwaves During a Pandemic
2020/07 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); blog post; Author(s): Simone Sandholz

Blog: Unmaking ‘Make in India’
2020/07 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Kunal Sen

Blog: Brazil, Lifestyles and Lockdown: Sustainable Consumption in a Disrupted Society
2020/07 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Patrick Elf et al.

Blog: How Can We Strengthen the Data Literacy Pipeline for the SDGs?
2020/07 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Peter Jones et al.

Blog: CoViD Through a Gender Lens
2020/08 – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); blog post; Author(s): Nathalie Holvoet et al.

Opinion: What Does It Mean to Be Ethiopian?
2020/07 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Author(s): Johan Sävström

Blog: Relationship of Ukraine and Russia: The Perspective of a Strategic Partnership Agreement
2020/07 – Institute of International Relations (IIR); blog post; Author(s): Irina Hohlov

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website
Job Offer: Research Assistant
2020/08 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 27 August 2020, 23.59 hours BST

Job Offer: Promovendus 'Deep transdisciplinary learning for sustainability transitions'
2020/07 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 28 August 2020

Call for applications: Fellowship Programme 2021-2022
2020/07 – French Institutes for Advanced Study (FIAS); Deadline: 15 September

More jobs on the EADI Website
Open Online Activities
Online Seminar: How Spillovers From Foreign Direct Investment Boost the Complexity of South Africa’s Exports
13 August; 15:00 GMT+2 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Online Seminar: Climate & Development in a Time of Global Insecurity
13 August, 14:00 GMT+1 – Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI)

Online Seminar: Experience Sharing on Long-Term Strategies (LTS) in Least Developed Countries
13 August, 12:00 GMT+1 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Online Seminar: Is a More Democratic Internet Possible?
19 August, 16:00 CET – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Online Seminar: EdTech and COVID-19: Deepening the Digital and Learning Divide?
20 August, 14:00 GMT+1 – Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI)

Online Discussion Panel: Negotiating Multilateralism in a Changing World
25 August, 18:15 UTC+2 – Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Virtual Conference: Final Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
27 August 12:00 CEST – Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, WOTRO Science for Global Development (NWO-WOTRO)

Online Conference: Financing Development: A Chinese Path?
10 September, 10:30 CEST – Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Online Seminar: People, Environment, and Disruption: Thinking Across Diverse Scales and Contexts
16 September, 14:00 CEST – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Online Seminar: Inequalities and the Progressive Era : Breakthroughs and Legacies
17. September, 17:00 CET – Groupement d'Intérêt Scientifique pour l'Étude de la Mondialisation et du Développement (GEMDEV)

Online Conference: 14th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
21-25 September – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Virtual Launch: The Transition Towards a Green Economy and Its Implications for Quality Infrastructure
30 September, 14:00 GMT+2 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Podcast: Is Democracy Better in Theory Than Practice?
2020/07 – International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD)

Video Online Seminar: Covid-19 and the Future of Global Value Chains
2020/07 – Global Development Institute (GDI)

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
Call for Papers: PEP - Call for Project Proposals: Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Impacts and Responses for Women and Girls.
2020/07 – Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); Deadline: August 25, 2020

Call for Papers: 10th Dialogue on Water - Governing Water Sustainably in Mining and Post-Mining Landscapes, 8-9 October 2020, Online (PDF)
2020/07 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 23 August 2020

Call for Papers: Research Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Africa
2020/07 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 31 August

Call for Proposals: Resistance to the International Development Agenda in Africa and the Middle East (ABSP 8th Congress & CoSPoF 9th Congress)
2020/07 – Institut d'Etudes du Développement (UCL/ DVLP); Deadline: 15 September

Call for Papers: Cadernos de Literatura Comparada
2020/07 – Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (CAPP); Deadline: 31.01.2021

More calls on the EADI Website
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