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2nd Issue Jnauary 2020

Editorial

Today we are proud and happy to announce that the newest project we are part of has now launched its official website! "Energy Supply for Healthcare Facilities in Ghana" (EnerSHelF) is an interdisciplinary German-Ghanaian project which aims at supplying sustainable and reliable energy solutions for healthcare facilities in Ghana. EADI takes part as a transfer and dissemination partner. And we take the opportunity to remind you of our upcoming free webinar on landgrabbing on 30 January, in addition to the latest publications picks, calls and vacancies from us and our member community.
The healthcare sector in Ghana is particularly burdened by the high energy costs and recurring power outages resulting from the lack of electricity supply. The EnerSHelF Project aims to show that photovoltaic (PV) power can not only contribute to strengthening the Ghanaian national energy system, but do so in a sustainable, cost effective way. Collaboration between technical disciplines and social sciences allows the project to gain an integrative understanding of the interplay between the institutional and technological transition in the health-energy nexus. Having begun in June of 2019, the project will continue for a 3-year period at three sites with different regional characteristics. Read more
Learn more about EADI Projects
New IAC/EADI Accreditation of Master Programme
We are happy to announce the successful accreditation of the “Master Degree Programme Management of Development", offered by the Hogeschool Van Hall Larenstein (VHL), University of Applied Sciences, in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The Master is designed for rural development professionals in middle and higher management positions to become facilitators of change for the livelihoods of rural population and make livelihoods more sustainable in rapid changing environments. Read more
Learn more about the IAC/EADI Accreditation Scheme
New on our Blog
Empowering African Universities to have an impact: In our latest post from the Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice series, Liisa Laakso voices "the concern that imported content of university curricula or models of analysis do not grasp the real problems of societies in the Global South", particularly in the context of a direct impact-based management culture of universities: "It is easy to give concrete examples of the usefulness of administrative studies, but not of political theory. The whole exercise relates to very fundamental values and epistemological premises of university disciplines." Read more 
How can decent labour conditions for (migrant) farmworkers be ensured while further automation of agricultural workplaces takes place? On the example of the Netherlands, a group of researchers from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) concludes: "to ensure better working conditions for migrants forming the majority of manual labourers in this sector, ‘worker-friendly’ implementation of new technologies is necessary to limit the negative effects of the automation revolution." Read more
Learn more about EADI Working Groups
Highlight: The Many Hidden Faces of Extreme Poverty
The Many Hidden Faces of Extreme Poverty. Inclusion and exclusion of extreme poor people in development interventions in Bangladesh, Benin and Ethiopia:  While the inclusion of extreme poor people is a noble and necessary objective, it is challenging. This open access book by the African Studies Centre  provides deeper understanding of the mechanisms of in- and exclusion of extreme poor people, the structural causes of extreme poverty and the desirability of a univocal definition of extreme poverty. The book contributes to such an understanding through an analysis of extreme poor and marginalised people and their multiple dimensions of wellbeing. Read more
Featured: The African Studies Centre, Leiden
The African Studies Centre Leiden (ASC) is the only multidisciplinary academic knowledge institute in the Netherlands devoted entirely to the study of Africa. It is is a knowledge
institute that undertakes research and is involved in teaching about Africa and aims to promote a better understanding of and insight into historical, current and future developments in Africa.

On the occasion of the Africa 2020 year, ASC has compiled a thematic map showing a number of developments in African countries during the last sixty years, relating to: year of independence, population growth, social indicators e.g. literacy rates, agglomerations, agriculture, and state stability-fragility. View the map
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Premium Member Publication Picks
Exporting Out of China or Out of Africa? Automation Versus Relocation in the Global Clothing Industry
2020/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Tilman Altenburg et al.

Risk Perception and Behavioral Change During Epidemics: Comparing Models of Individual and Collective Learning
2020/01 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); PLoS ONE; Author(s): Shaheen A. Abdulkareem et al

The Customer Is King: Evidence on VAT Compliance in Tanzania (PDF)
2020/01 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); World Development 128 (2020); Author(s): Odd-Helge Fjeldstad et al.

Commodity Dependence, Global Commodity Chains, Price Volatility and Financialisation: Price-Setting and Stabilisation in the Cocoa Sectors in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana
2019/12 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); research paper
The Border Walls of (De)globalization
2020/01 – ISS Working Paper Series / General Series; Author(s): Vetonatus K. Kamwela, Peter A.G. van Bergeijk

Africa and EU-Africa Partnership Insights: Input for Estonia’s New Africa Strategy
2020/01 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Jeske van Seters; Nadia Ashraf

The Importance of Being Earliest: Birth Order and Educational Outcomes Along the Socioeconomic Ladder in Mexico
2020/01 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS; Author(s): Lucio Esposito et al

Are Women Not ‘Working’? Interactions Between Childcare and Women’s Economic Engagement
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Deepta Chopra et al
 
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Thematic Focus: Equality
Was Kuznets Right? New Evidence on the Relationship Between Structural Transformation and Inequality
2020/01 – Global Development Institute (GDI); The Journal of Development Studies; Author(s): Cinar Baymul, Kunal Sen

Public Policies and Equality of Opportunity for Wellbeing in Multiple Dimensions: A Theoretical Discussion and Evidence From Bolivia
2019/12 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Social Indicators Research; Author(s): Jaya Krishnakumar, Ricardo Nogales

Choice Without Consciousness: Women’s Participation in Household Decisions and Gender Equality in Children’s Education (PDF)
2020/01 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); research paper; Author(s): Sundus Saleemi, Chiara Kofol

Blog: “Detecting Inequality Depends on How You Measure It.”
2020/01 – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL); blog post; Author(s): Samuel Tetteh-Baah
 
Regional Focus: Africa
Ten Things to Watch in Africa in 2020
2020/01 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); GIGA Focus Africa Number 01; Author(s): Tabea Lakemann; Malte Lierl

Domestic Pension Funds in Africa. Can they finance the SDGs?
2020/01 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); Working papers etc.; Author(s): Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and Ole Winckler Andersen

Green Economy, Degradation Narratives, and Land-Use Conflicts in Tanzania (PDF)
2020/01 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); World Development 129 (2020) 104850; Author(s): Mikael Bergius et al.

Democracy in African Governance: Seeing and Doing It Differently
2019/12 – Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA); Report 2019:09; Author(s): Göran Hydén, Marina Buch Kristensen

Political Ecology and Differential Vulnerabilities to Droughts Among Livestock Farmers in South Africa: A Case Study of Mpakeni Community
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Eromose Ebhuoma et al.

Opinion: Six Reasons to Keep Your Eyes on Africa in 2020
2019/12 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Commentary; Author(s): Jesper Bjarnesen et al.
Read the latest publications from our members!
Calls
Call: The Graduate Institute Calling for Partners to Usher in a New Decade of Student Collaborations
2020/01- Graduate Institute (IHEID);

Call for Papers: Still an Actor? The EU in Global Politics, 2-3 April 2020, Stockholm, Sweden
2020/01 – Department of Government, Uppsala University; Deadline: 27 January 2020

Call for Applications PhD Programme Starting October 2020 (PDF)
2020/01 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: 31 January

Call: CBR RFP Call for Proposals From Community-Based Researchers, Loyola University Chicago’s Sixth Climate Change Conference, 12 March
2020/01 – Fundación ETEA para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (Fundación ETEA); Deadline: 1
February

Call for Submissions - 17th EARA (European Association for Research on Adolescence) Conference, Porto, 2-5 September 2020
2020/01 – Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (CAPP); Deadline: 9 February

Call for Papers: Power to the People: Development as Empowerment?. SIID-IGDC Postgraduate Conference, 13-14 May 2020
2020/01 – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York; Deadline: 14 February 2020

Call for Papers: SIID-IGDC Postgraduate Conference 13-14 May 2020, Sheffield, UK
2020/01 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); Deadline: 14 February 2020

Call for Papers: Two Day Workshop on Corporate Tax Practice and Inequality
2019/12 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); Deadline: 15 February 2020

Call for Papers: Financial Crises, Poverty and Environmental Sustainability in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals [International Workshop], 10-11 June, Bangkok
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Deadline: 27 February 2020

Call: Call for Applications: Visiting Research Fellowships Scheme
2020/01 – Maynooth University Social Science Institute (MUSSI); Deadline: 27 March

Call for Papers: Africa Knows! It Is Time to Decolonise Minds, the Hague, 2-4 December 2020
2020/01 – African Studies Centre (ASC); Deadline: 31 March

Call for Papers: Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR) Special Issue on “Activism & Academia”
2019/10 – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York; Deadline: 1 May 2020

More calls on the EADI Website
Jobs
  Researchers Global Development (e.g., Economics / Political Science / Social Anthropology)
2020/01 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Deadline: Not specified

Assistant Professor in Digital Technology and Society
2019/12 – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS); Deadline: 27 January

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Ecological-Soci-Oeconomic Trade-Offs in Different Land-Use Systems in Sumatra, Indonesia. (PDF)
2020/01 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: 30 January

Research Fellow & Lead Researcher: DIGITAX, International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) at IDS
2019/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 31 January 2020

Senior Researcher of US Foreign and Security Policy
2020/01 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); Deadline: 2 February 2020

Research Fellow Biodiversity and Land-Use Change
2020/01 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); Deadline: 3 February

Up to Five PhD Positions in Political Science
2020/01 – Department of Government, Uppsala University; Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Deadline: 5 February 2020

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP)
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Deadline: 14 February

Professor in Development Studies, the University of Melbourne
2020/01 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 16 February

Lecturer in Development Studies : The University of Melbourne
2020/01 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 16 February

PhD Candidate Sustainable Urban Development in the European Arctic SUDEA
2020/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 21 February

Two Assistant Professors of Sociology
2020/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 1 March

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: The Emptying Europe
2020/01 – Real Instituto Elcano; Elcano Blog; Author(s): Andrés Ortega

Blog: New Year, New Aspirations for Europe-Africa Relations?
2020/01 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Luckystar Miyandazi

Blog: We Need More Than Business as Usual, to Leave No One Behind
2020/01 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Rijit Sengupta

Blog: What Political Leadership to Make a Key International Year for Climate and Biodiversity a Success?
2020/01 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Sébastian Treyer

Blog: Pandemics – Social Sciences Are Vital, but We Must Take the Next Steps
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Melissa Leach, Hayley MacGregor

Blog: Facing the Discursive Power Game: The Link Between Democracy and Shared Prosperity
2020/01 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Marit Hammond

Blog: Is Degrowth an Alternative to Capitalism?
2020/01 – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York; Developing Economics blog; Author(s): Güney Işıkara

Blog: EU Budget Negotiations: The ‘Frugal Five’ and Development Policy - ETTG
2020/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): , benedikt Erforth, Niels Keijzer

Blog: UK-Africa Investment Summit – Five Principles for a Progressive Trade Policy
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Sophie Robinson

Blog: So What's the Conclusion - does electricity influence gender relations?
2020/01 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); blog post; Author(s): Tanja Winther

Blog: Rural Support for Authoritarian Populism Is Strong - But Another Way Is Possible - STEPS Centre
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Ian Scoones

Blog: Has the Era of the Ethical Corporation Arrived?
2020/01 – Transnational Institute (TNI); blog post; Author(s): Nick Buxton

Blog: Can Aid Help Countries Avoid the Middle-Income Trap?
2020/01 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); Blog Development Matters; Author(s): Homi Kharas

Blog: We Can’t Better the World at Once. So Let's Do It Together!
2020/01 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); The BUSINESS of SOCIETY; Author(s): Julia Köhler

Blog: Is Natural Gas a Means to Meet Paris Agreement Goals in Latin America?
2020/01 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Oskar Lecuyer et al.
Europe
European Trade Policy in a Changing International Environment
2020/01 – Real Instituto Elcano; Informe Elcano 26; Author(s): Enrique Feás, Federico Steinberg

The Treaty of Aachen of 2019: Opportunities to Strengthen Franco-German Cooperation on Sustainable Development
2020/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); briefing paper; Author(s): Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik

Facilitation or Complication?The Visegrád Four and the Security of NATO’s “Eastern Flank"
2020/01 – Institute of International Relations (IIR); Policy Paper: Think Visegrad –V4 Think Tank Platform; Author(s): Eoin Micheál McNamara
 
Training
PhD Course: Degrowth in Europe: Foundations in theory and pathways to practice, Copenhagen, 11-15 May 2020.
– International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), application deadline 1 February

Two-year Master program in Global Studies (EMGS) and the Erasmus Mundus grant
– Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS); application deadline 15 February

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Development and Cooperation
– ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL); application deadline 29 February

More Courses and Trainings on the EADI Website
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