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1st Issue February 2020


Once again we are very proud of our members: two of our premium members were among the top three international development policy think tanks in the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report! We congratulate the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) for keeping its position on rank one, and the German Development Institute (DIE) for achieving an amazing place three! Another EADI member, the Center for Development Research at Bonn University (ZEF) was placed on rank seven on the list of Top Science and Technology Policy Think Tanks.
And we are happy to announce that registration for our upcoming General Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice", 29 June - 2 July 2020 at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague is open! More information and the registration link are available on the ISS Website
New on our Blog: Bridging EU and Postdevelopment
Do you want to know what a PlEuriverse is? Our latest blog post explores four avenues for Bridging EU and Postdevelopment Studies: "In doing so, we can make clear that radical arguments against development policy are not necessarily ‘reactionary populist’ but can also be sceptical and geared to ‘radical democracy’. We can clarify that the real challenge – underlying many more superficial challenges that are often noted in EU development studies – lays in the problematic conception of development (aid) itself. This opens up a new research agenda that should interest scholars currently working on EU development/aid" Read the post
Open EADI Call: Degrowth meets Development Studies
For an EADI Roundtable and Workshop at the 7th International Degrowth Conference / 16th International Society of Ecological Economics Joint Conference, 1- 5 September 2020 in Manchester, we invite blog-style articles that dive into the following questions:
  • Critical reflections on Degrowth from a Development Studies Perspective and vice versa
  • Perspectives on South-North / North-South relations
  • Ecological Economics and Development Economics: differences and commonalities
  • Perceptions of Growth Critique in the Global South
  • Integrating global perspectives     
Submission deadline is 26 February!                                   Read the call
The first 2020 Issue of the EJDR is out!
The latest issue of the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is out and includes a paper by Rachel Sabates-Wheeler which is the basis for our next free webinar on social protection.
Unfortunately, there aren't any open access articles this time, which, however, shouldn't be a problem for EADI members! 
To stay with the focus on social protection, we also recommend "Do Social Pensions Help People Living on the Edge? Assessing Determinants of Vulnerability to Food Poverty Among the Rural Elderly"
The EJDR is EADI's Journal. Read it now!
Next EADI Webinar: 28 February, 1:00 pm CET
Don't miss our next webinar "Linking social rights to active citizenship for the most vulnerable: the role of rights and accountability in the ‘making’ and ‘shaping’ of social protection?" With Rachel Sabates-Wheeler from IDS: Her work highlights the ways in which the design and delivery of social protection can open up spaces for different forms of citizenship engagement and expression. Read more and register
Webinar on Landgrabbing now available online!
Watch Sylvia Kay and Attila Szocs discuss their research and activism on land grabbing, with a particular focus on Romania, and the implications for political struggles over land and territories.  Understanding the framings, mechanisms, motivations, and impacts of these types of contested land deals will be critical for developing strategies for accessing and defending land and natural resources for future generations. Watch
More Webinars on the EADI YouTube Channel
Save the Date: 26 March EADI Seminar, Amsterdam
We cordially invite you to our open seminar 'How to Reach the Extreme Poor through Inclusive Development?' on 26 March, 13.00-18.00 at the University of Amsterdam. The purpose of the seminar will be threefold: 1. discuss lessons learned from Inclusive Development polices and instruments (social protection, productive employment, and investing in strategic actors) 2. formulate new policy and research directions, and 3. identify concrete instruments by means of which the poor can be effectively reached and 'hidden costs' can be addressed. Read more
News from EADI Working Groups
The latest Social Protection Brief has been published, hot from the press: with a call for papers for the 2020 Africa challenges conference of the German African Studies Association and several new publications such as the "Social Protection Topic Guide". Read the brief
The Convivial Thinkers, our "Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development” Working Group has a new blog post: What will decolonisation look like for the UK now? Read the post.
Learn more about EADI Working Groups
New Premium Member: NORAGRIC
We are happy that our long-standing member, the Department of International Environment and Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NORAGRIC) has chosen to become a premium EADI member! Noragric staff and students engage in interdisciplinary studies on a wide range of issues concerning poverty, livelihoods, gender, property
rights, environmental management, conflict, peace building and post-conflict development in sub-Saharan Africa, South- and Southeast Asia and South America. Read more
Since the beginning of the year, NORAGRIC has published several journal articles in the field of agriculture:
Learn more about EADI Members
Premium Member Publications
Land Grabbing and Rural Governance in the Former Soviet Union
2020/02 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); research paper; Author(s): Oane Visser, Max Spoor

Protecting Refugees Inside, Protecting Borders Abroad? Gender in the EU’s Responses to the ‘Refugee Crisis’
2019/12 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Political Studies Review; Author(s): Natalie Welfens

Naked Bodies and Collective Action: Repertoires of Protest in Uganda’s Militarised, Authoritarian Regime
2019/11 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Civil Wars; Author(s): Francis Abonga; Raphael Kerali; Holly Porter; Rebecca Tapscott

A Single Indicator of Strong Sustainability for Development: Theoretical Basis and Practical Implementation
2020/01 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Paul Ekins, Ben Milligan, Arkaitz Usubiaga-Liano
The 2030 Agenda as Agenda Setting Event for Water Governance? Evidence From the Cuautla River Basin in Morelos and Mexico
2020/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Author(s): Anita Breuer; Ursula Oswald Spring

Mental Health for Sustainable Development: A Topic Guide for Development Professionals
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Grace Ryan et al

Plants and Their Peasants: A More-Than-Human Approach to Plant Breeding and Seed Politics in Brittany, France
2020/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); research paper; Author(s): Rezvani, Leila

In Focus: Global Economy and Finance
State of Power 2020: The Corporation
2020/01 – Transnational Institute (TNI); State of Power report 11; Author(s): Grietje Baarset et al.

More Is More: Scaling Political Ecology Within Limits to Growth
2020/01 – 2020/01 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); Political Geography; Author(s): ErikGómez-Baggethun

Mobilising Private Development Finance: Implications for Overall Aid Allocations
2020/01 – Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA); research paper; Author(s): Samantha Attridge, Matthew Gouett, Polly Meeks

Mapping Industrial Patterns and Structural Change in Exports (PDF)
2020/01 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Working Paper 2020-005; Author(s): Charlotte Guillard

Finance After the Paris Agreement: The Necessary Transformation of the Financial System
2020/02 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Cop21 Ripples Cop21 Ripples Consortium
Read the latest publications from our members!
Call: Open Call for Tutors for the ETH Sustainability Summer School
2020/01 – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL); Deadline: 9 February

4x Fully Funded PhD Studentships
2020/01 – Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR); Deadline: 14 February

Call for Applications: PhD Masterclass at DSA2020: New Leadership for Global Challenges, Birmingham, 17-19 June
2020/01 – Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA); Deadline: 16 February

Call for Proposals: Water, Climate & Future Deltas: Seed Money Call
2019/12 – International Development Studies, University of Utrecht; Deadline: before 16 February 2020

Call: Open Call for the IARU Summer School “Borderland: Critical Approaches to Field Research in the Global South”
2020/01 – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL); Deadline: 1 March

Call: Journal of Peasant Studies 2nd Writeshop-Workshop in Critical Agrarian Studies and Scholar-Activism 2020
2020/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 1 Marc

Call for Papers: - Romanian Journal of European Affairs
2020/01 – European Institute of Romania (EIR); Deadline: 20 March (or 20 September)

More calls on the EADI Website
Research Analyst, UNRISD Bonn Office
2020/01 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Deadline: 16 February

Research Associate
2020/01 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Deadline: 20 February

Program Manager, UN Reform
2020/01 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); Deadline: 21 February

Program Manager, Building and Sustaining Peace
2020/01 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); Deadline: 21 February

Senior Researcher – Legal Tools
2020/01 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 23 February

Project Research Officer CREID
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 23 February

Senior Lecturer / Reader in Politics and Public Policy (Emerging Economies)
King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Deadline: 2 March

Lecturer in Project Management and Evaluation (Academic Education Pathway)
King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Deadline: 2 March

Lecturer in International Development (Emerging Economies)
2020/01 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Deadline: 2 March

Quantitative Research Officer, Young Lives
2020/02 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Deadline: 9 March

Job Offer: PhD in Global Development Scholarship at University of York
2020/01 – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York; Deadline: 27 March

More jobs on the EADI Website
Blog: Climate Action Shouldn’t Mean Choosing Between Personal and Political Responsibility
2020/01 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Joost de Moor, Brian Doherty, Phil Catney

Blog: On Brexit Day, What Is the Future of European Research Collaboration?
2020/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post

Blog: Which Futures for Which Democracies
2020/01 – Real Instituto Elcano; blog post; Author(s): Raquel Jorge-Ricart

Blog: Sanitation Worker Health, Safety and Wellbeing: Reflections From the UK and India
2020/01 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): Sally Cawood, Cs Sharada Prasad

Blog: Jobs, Nature and the Green New Deal: Lessons From the Global South
2020/01 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Andrew Noton, Clare Shakya
Blog: Have Investment Treaties Protected Inward Investment in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis?
2020/01 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Gindo Tambpubolon 2020/01

Blog: The Human Capital Index: Good Intentions, Flawed Methodology to Measure Learning
2020/01 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); blog post; Author(s): Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Blog: Africa’s Untapped Economic Potential
2020/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Tilman Altenburg

Blog: SuperCamp: Genealogies of Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East
2020/01 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post

Blog: Give Willing Member States and European Cities a Central Role in the Asylum System
2020/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); blog post;

Blog: Spirits and Love Under the Mango Trees: Dutch-Congolese Heritage at a Cemetery in Brazzaville
2020/01 – African Studies Centre (ASC); blog post; Author(s): Klaas van Walraven

Opinion: Brexit’s Long Shadow
2020/01 – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS); Author(s): Florian Raith

Blog: The Global Value Chain of Knowledge: The EU Project Linking Four Continents
2020/01 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); blog post; Author(s): Micheline Goedhuys, Howard Hudson
CERES PhD Training Course 2020
Research School for Resource Studies for Development (CERES)

Third "Lucerne Summer University" in Ethics, 4-9 June

MOOC when disaster meets conflict
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

MOOC: Partnering for Change: Link Research to Societal Challenges
Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)

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