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2nd Issue January 2021

Editorial

Today we are happy to announce the kick-off of our new Distinguished Guest Lecture Series. High-profile researchers from the Global South who have made significant contributions to their field will showcase their experience, together with a discussant from the EADI community. We hope that we will be able to announce further lectures soon! Not to forget the next event in our virtual dialogue series which is on narratives of injustice within environment-development intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa. We would also like to remind you that the limited call for abstracts for the upcoming EADI/ISS conference is still open until 15 February. And, of course, we've got some highlights, publications picks, calls, vacancies and online activities further below.
From our Blog: Youth and Citzenship in Africa
Youth, Citizenship and African Governance
Although young people are the majority in African countries, "around two-thirds of youth have inadequate education. Most live in “waithood”, a period of suspension between childhood and adulthood, often lacking full citizenship rights and excluded from representation within democratic forums." The authors of our latest blog post from the Nordic Africa Institute call for a social contract that "offers citizenship as civil right and entitlement to social benefits to all. In return, based on mutual recognition, such civic liberties need to acknowledge and respect the obligations which come along. These include non-violent engagement with state authorities, who in return abstain from physical repression and other ways of intimidation as a pact on the way towards more social stability" Read the post
To the blog overview
New: Distinguished Guest Lecture Series

On 18 February, Professor Madhura Swaminathan from the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, will trace the trajectory of growth of Indian agriculture over the last five decades. From the mid-1960s through the 1980s, rapid growth in production and productivity of food grain, rice and wheat resulted in big gains in output and reduced dependence on imports to meet domestic consumption requirements. The trajectory has been more uneven in the 1990s and after. The lecture argues that there are huge problems that beset agrarian India, arising out of inequalities across crops, regions and classes. In particular, the policies of the last two decades have neglected small farmers who still constitute the vast majority of rural cultivators. Read more and register

Next Virtual Dialogue: 11 February
Susannah Sallu from the Sustainability Research Institute of the University of Leeds, UK, will draw out consistent narratives of injustice within environment-development intervention, based on her recent portfolio of case study research on climate change, conservation and agricultural development intervention, largely conducted in Tanzania. She will also reflect on evidence emerging from literary reviews on social innovation and resilience to propose possible options forward to (re)negotiate rural livelihood and landscape resilience.
Susannah Sallu is currently Associate Professor of Environment & Development in the Sustainability Research Institute and School of Earth & Environment at the University of Leeds. Read more and register
Reminder: Limited Call for Abstracts Closes 15 February
Please don't forget to have a look at the four seed panels and seven harvest panels at the upcoming EADI/ISS Conference which are open for submissions! The conference "Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice" will be held online 5-8 July 2021, and registration will open soon!.
 
Highlight: Agenda 2030, EU Policies and Covid Recovery
Mind the Gap? Sketching the Relevance Of The 2030 Agenda For The Green Deal And Other Key EU Policies In The Context Of The COVID-19 Crisis
The consequences of COVID-19 will shape European policies and politics for years to come. Already before the pandemic, the European Union (EU) was facing difficulties in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and making progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Europe is lacking behind particularly on the SDGs related to agriculture, climate change and biodiversity and in strengthening convergence of living standards across EU member states. Read more
 
Highlight: Wellbeing Economics
Amidst rising global inequality, migration, climate change, health pandemics, and deepening poverty, it is time to redirect our economy towards more sustainable and socially just processes and outcomes. In her book Wellbeing Economics Nicky Pouw puts forward a new framework that places human wellbeing at the centre, instead of economic growth. She postulates ten reasons why economics should change to remain a relevant discipline and develops a Wellbeing Economic Matrix (WEM) to implement this approach. Watch Nicky Pouw introduce the book in this video and read her related blog post. The book is available here
Premium Members Publication Picks
Success Factors of Transformative Learning for Sustainable Development
2021/01 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); research paper; Author(s): Tobias Joachim Schnitzler

Governance of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus for an Integrated Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
2021/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Srinivasa Reddy Srigiri, Ines Dombrowsky

Using Participatory Action Research Methodologies for Engaging and Researching With Religious Minorities in Contexts of Intersecting Inequalities
2021/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Sowmyaa Bharadwaj et al

Applying a Political Economy Approach in Tunisia
2021/01 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Bruce Byiers, Martin Ronceray, Jean Bossuyt

Gender, Regulation, and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Extractive Sector: The Case of Equinor's Social Investments in Tanzania
2021/01 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Women's Studies International Forum; Author(s): SiriLange, Victoria Wyndham
Intersectionality on the Go: The Diffusion of Black Feminist Knowledge Across Disciplinary and Geographical Borders
2021/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); The British Journal of Sociology; Author(s): Anna Keuchenius, Liza Mügge

How Humanitarian Assistance Practices Exacerbate Vulnerability: Knowledges, Authority and Legitimacy in Disaster Interventions in Baltistan, Pakistan
2021/02 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); research paper; Author(s): Awais Arifeen, Ingrid Nyborg

Development Cooperation From a Partner Perspective. How Can Germany and Other Donors Perform Better in the Eyes of Their Partner Countries?
2021/01 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); research paper; Author(s): Kerstin Guffler et al

The Impact of Crime Shocks Across Gender and Socioeconomic Groups: A Large-Scale Mapping of Behavioral Disruption
2021/01 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Rodrigo Lara Molina, Alejandro Noriega, Eeman Jahani, Julie Recard, Alex Pentland
Read more about EADI Members
Thematic Focus: Economic Development
Structured Funds. A Balancing Act Between Financial Sustainability and Development Impact
2021/01 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); research paper; Author(s): Magdalena Orth et al.

Trade and Industrial Policy: Implications for Development and International Labour Standards
2021/01 – International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD); research paper; Author(s): Hansjörg Herr et al

Access to Credit as a Determinant of Autonomous Adaptation to Climate Change. A Meta-Analysis of the Evidence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
2021/01 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); research paper; Author(s): Guido Fernández de Velasco et al.
What Structural Change Is Needed for a Post-Growth Economy: A Framework of Analysis and Empirical Evidence
2021/01 – Sustainability Research Institute; Ecological Economics Volume 179; Author(s): Lukas Hardt et al.

Mobilising Institutional Investor Capital for Climate-Aligned Development
2021/01 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): Oecd

Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Cities and Regional Economic Development in Nepal: Does Transport Infrastructure Matter?
2021/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Journal of Transport Geography; Author(s): Ramesh Pokharel et al.
 
More Publications about Economic Development
Calls
Call for Participation: 8th International Degrowth Conference: Caring Communities for Radical Change, 24-28 August 2021,The Hague,
2021/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 15 March

More calls on the EADI website
Training
Ph.D. Course: The Political Ecology of Pandemics, Oslo, 9-11 August 2021
Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM)

More courses and trainings on the EADI website
Open Online Activities
Online Seminar: Changes Over Time in the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index
25 January, 15:00 GMT; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID);

Online Event: Urban Dialogue #3: Sustainable Urbanization Practices in European Regions
26 January, 16.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Conference: Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals.
26-27 January; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online Panel Discussion: What Can We Learn From the World of Pastoralism for Wider Agrarian Struggles?
27 January, 13.00 CET; Transnational Institute (TNI);

Online Lecture: Bridging Race and Migration Studies: Fatima El-Tayeb. Fatima El-Tayeb in Conversation: Racial Amnesia & Queer of Color Critique in European Migration Studies
27 January, 19.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Africa in 2021: Covid, Climate and Democracy
27 January, 17.00 CET; Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)

Online Presentation: Miguel Niño-Zarazúa & Rachel M. Gisselquist Presenting on Effects of Swedish and International Democracy Aid
27 January, 10:00 EET; United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Online Seminar: Refugees, Escapees & Migrants: International Migration and the Politics of Naming Displacement in the Biafran War
27 January, 17:00; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)

An Introduction to the African Cities Research Consortium
28 January, 15:00 GMT; Global Development Institute (GDI)

Sussex Development Lecture: Covid-19 and Development: Implications for Preparedness and Response in Future Pandemics
28 January, 17.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Teaching Politics During the Pandemic: Experiences, Opportunities and Challenges'
29 January, 10:00 GMT; Maynooth University Social Science Institute (MUSSI)

A Feminist Foreign Policy for the European Union?
2 February, 14.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)
Online Conference: The Politics of Jewish Literature and the Making of Post-War Europe
2-3 February 2021; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Nordic Global Health Talks - A Monthly Webinar Series
03 February, 10:00 CET; UiB Global, University of Bergen

Online Roundtable: The Politics of Uncertainty
4 February, 17.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue: Connecting Science and Policy to Accelerate the Transformation of Food Systems
4 February 14.00 CET; Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI);

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
Jobs
Post-Doctoral Researcher in Economics, Political Science or Another Quantitative Social Science With a Focus on Rigorous Impact Evaluations
2021/01 – International Security and Development Center (ISDC); Deadline: 31 January

Researcher (F/m/diverse) on Climate Cities Recovery
2021/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 5 February

Researcher (F/m/diverse) on International Trade and Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)
2021/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 10 February

2 PhD Positions for the ERC Project Relocating Care Within Europe
2021/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 15 February 2021

Researcher - Climate Finance
2021/01 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 16 February

Postdoctoral Researcher Within the ERC Project Relocating Care Within Europe
2021/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 28 February 2021

15 PhD Positions for Early Stage Researchers: 'Eradicating Poverty: Pathways Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals'
2021/01 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 31 March

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Time Is Ripe for a Global Democracy Summit
2021/01 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Staffan I. Lindberg, Julia Leininger

Blog: Brexit and Development Cooperation: A Major Connection Problem
2021/01 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Andrew Sherriff

Blog: Energy Renovation in Germany: Success Story or Potential Failure?
2021/01 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Andreas Rüdinger

Blog: Just Give Money to the Poor: The Development Revolution From the Global South
2021/01 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Armando Barrientos

Can We Pay for Success in Healthcare?
2021/01 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); research paper; Author(s): Mikkel Munksgaard

Opinion: China Is an Economic Bully—and Weaker Than It Looks
2021/01 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); Author(s): Luke Patey

Blog: Some Hope for Migrants and Refugees in the Time of Covid-19
2021/01 – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York; blog post; Author(s): Jesse (Polly) Machin

Blog: Women’s Political Representation Examined
2021/01 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); blog post; Author(s): Mattias Sköld

Blog: Locally Led Adaption to Climate Change: The Start of a 10-Year Learning Journey
2021/01 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Saleemul Huq & Clare Shakya

Blog: Does Electoral Inclusion Constrain Jihadist Radicalisation in Africa?
2020/12 – Institute for Development and Peace (INEF); Development and Peace Blog; Author(s): Jannis Saalfeld, Christof Hartmann

Blog: Further Reflections on Shared prosperity…and Regress
2021/01 – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS); blog post; Author(s): Mohd Umair Khan

Blog: Burundi’s Conflicts Have Led to an Engaged Burundian Diaspora Seeking Change From Abroad
2021/01 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); blog post; Author(s): Nadine Nibigira

Blog: How Do the Arts Impact Our Societies in Times of Digitalisation?
2021/01 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Kirsti Reitan Andersen et al.

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website
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