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1st Issue February 2019

Editorial

Today we are very proud to announce that several of our members have achieved high rankings in the Global To Go Think Tank Index Report. This index by the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania catalogues nearly 8,000 think tanks globally. This year, 3,750 experts from politics, media, academia and beyond, took part of the nominations process. This is a very encouraging sign for us all, and we keep saying Development Studies matter!
Building Development Studies for the New Millennium
The blog and webinar series highlighting the issues discussed in our latest book "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" are well under way. So far we've published three blog posts and scheduled two free webinars around the book, with much more to come in the near future. So please stay tuned in!
And we invite you to share your own opinion and ideas around the future of Development Studies and research. Join the discussions in our webinars, comment on our blog posts and share your ideas via Twitter and Facebook under #DevStudies4Millennium
 
From our Blog
In our first new blog post, Nicky Pouw from the Amsterdam Institute for Social Studies explains why the economy is never neutral and gives ten reasons why it should be changed from ground up: "The expiration date of the neoliberal growth model seems nearly over. False assumptions have led to false policy prescriptions, with detrimental impacts on society and nature. Instead of greater human wellbeing for all, inequality, social-economic, political and climatic risks have increased." Read more

In the latest post from our "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" series, Imme Scholz, Acting Director of the German Development Institute, makes the case that the mainstram perspective of Development Studies needs to shift: "Most research on poverty and social inequalities – be it in the North or in the South – ignores the environmental dimension of changes in human development. This is dangerous." Read more
News from EADI Working Groups
Our Working Group on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development is reaching out for topics, good ideas and new participants. If you're interested in these issues, join the group's first virtual meeting on 27 February! This new initiative aims at kicking off a bottom-up process for collecting
knowledge, co-generating ideas and proposals. In times where the window of opportunity to avert irreversible environmental damages such as runaway climate change and biodiversity loss is rapidly closing, it is more important than ever to raise the voice of innovative research and development practice. Read more
Learn more about EADI Working Groups
Upcoming EADI Webinars
On 18 February you've got the chance for an exchange with Isa Baud and Elisabetta Basile. As editors of our new book, they will give an introduction to  its contents, rationale and aim and will outline how and why the field needs to engage with new paradigms and narratives, methodologies and perspectives from the Global South. Read more
 
For 12 March, our Working Group on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development is happy to have gained Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni from the University of South Africa to speak about the Struggles of Epistemic Freedom and Decolonization of Knowledge in Africa. Read More
 
On 19 March, Melissa Leach and John Gaventa from IDS will be presenting the concept of "Engaged Excellence" in Development Studies. They will share their reflections and experiences in seeking to promote positive transformative change that is strategically informed by research and knowledge. Read more
Learn more about EADI Webinars
Highlight: Report on the SDGs in Europe

This study examines the governance frameworks put in place for SDG implementation in all EU Member States, and the resulting country fiches constitute the first comprehensive comparative overview of these. The analysis shows that EU Member States are integrating SDGs into national strategies. While Member States have taken steps to enhance horizontal policy coordination, there is a continuing need for better mainstreaming sustainability. Member States innovate with SDG budgeting, science-policy interface, and stakeholder participation mechanisms for making these strategies more operational. Parliaments show increasing activity on the SDGs and the EP could benefit from enhanced collaboration. The EU could learn from and support these initiatives. Read more
Featured EADI Member
The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) is an independent public research institution for international studies. It conducts and communicates multidisciplinary research on globalisation, security, development and foreign policy and within these areas it aims to be agenda-setting in research, policy and public debate. DIIS participates in academic networks and publishes in high-ranking academic journals, always striving to excel in academic scholarship.

In the Global To Go Think Tank index Report, DIIS ranks 9th worldwide on the list of non-US think tanks, having mowed up from 10th in last year. In almost all categories, DIIS was able to improve its ranking compared to last year.
Learn more about EADI Members
News Picks from Premium Members
Congratulations! The Institute of Development Studies in Brighton has been ranked second out of 132 international development think tanks in the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. This reflects IDS’ work with partners across governments, NGOs and businesses to deliver high quality and relevant research. Read more
 
The German Development Institute (DIE) is another EADI member who did exceptionally well in the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank ranking, where it was named one of the six best international think tanks for development policy. Like in previous years, DIE was also well received in other categories of the ranking. Read more

 
The  Amsterdam Institute for Social Studies Research (AISSR) has a new website. The redesign was part of an overhaul of the University of Amsterdam's site and has made the website mobile-proof and offers a more flexible and dynamic environment for its content.
Have a look


 
The online course “Transitions in energy and ecology in Southern countries” developed by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) was successfully recognized in the “MOOC of the Year” competition. This six-week free and open online course looks at the theme of energy and ecology transitions from various perspectives, including macro-economic and financial aspects, with a focus on the least developed countries. Read more
Premium Member Publications
Can Transparency Make Extractive Industries More Accountable?
2019/02 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): John Gaventa

Financing the African Union – On Mindsets and Money - ECDPM
2019/02 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Kesa Pharatlhatlhe; Jan Vanheukelom

The 2017 Pre-Famine Response in Somalia: Progress on Reform?
2019/01 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Maxine Clayton, Ahmed Abdi Ibrahim and Badra Yusuf

Behavioural Climate Change Mitigation: From Individual Energy Choices to Demand-Side Potential
2019/02 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); research paper; Author(s): Leila Niamir;

Sound of One Hand Clapping: Information Disclosure for Social and Political Action for Accountability in Extractive Governance in Mozambique
2019/01 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Nicholas Awortwi, Adriano Nuvunga

DNDI, a Distinctive Illustration of Commons in the Area of Public Health
2019/02 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Philippe Abecassis et al

The Refugee Response in Northern Uganda: Resources Beyond International Humanitarian Assistance
2019/01 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Lydia Poole

Labor Market Search, Informality, and On-the-Job Human Capital Accumulation
2019/02 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Matteo Bobba et al

Commoning Mobility: Towards a New Politics of Mobility Transitions (PDF)
2019/02 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); research paper; Author(s): Anna Nicolaeva et al

What Does It Mean to Be Poor? Investigating the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide in Mozambique 2019/02 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); in World Development vol. 117 pp. 153-166; Author(s): Sam jones and Inge Tvedten
Civilian Resettlement Patterns in Civil War
2019/01 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Journal of Peace Research; Author(s): Abbey Steele

The Implications of Closing Civic Space for Sustainable Development in Pakistan
2019/02 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Shandana Khan Mohmand

Who Are the World’s Poor? A New Profile of Global Multidimensional Poverty - Working Paper 499
2019/01 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); research paper; Author(s): Gisela Robles Aguilar and Andy Sumner

Development Practices: Building New Equilibriums Within the Commons-State-Market System
2019/02 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Stéphanie Leyronas

Mixed Messages From Europe and Africa Stand in the Way of an Intercontinental Deal - North Africa's Double Pursuit - Part II
2019/02 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Emmanuel de Groof; Jean Bossuyt

Review of the Realisation of Norway’s “Strategy for Intensifying International Efforts for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation for the Period 2014–2017”
2019/02 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); CMI Report; Author(s): Joar Svanemyr

Female Labor Outcomes and Large-Scale Agricultural Land Investments: Macro-Micro Evidence From Tanzania
2019/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Land Use Policy, Volume 82, March 2019, Pages 716-728; Author(s): Evans S. Osabuohien et al

Striving to Transform Tanzania’s Cotton Sector
2019/02 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); briefing paper; Author(s): David Booth

The Role of National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups in Evidence-Informed Decision-Making
2019/02 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Anne Buffardi and Susan Njambi-Szlapka
Read the latest publications from our members!
Calls
Call: Stakeholders E-Consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Under Review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
2019/02 – Deadline: 22 February

Call for Papers: 5th Joint Nordic Development Research (Nor-Dev) Conference on ‘Knowledge Production in North-South Collaboration: Challenges in an Era of New Global Divides’, Copenhagen 27-28 June
2019/02 – The Association of Development Researchers in Denmark (FAU); Deadline: 3 March

Call for Expressions of Interest: Universities and Social Inequalities in the Global South
2019/01 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Deadline: 10 March

Call for Papers: Risc 2019 Conference in Johannesburg: "Barriers and Borders: Human Mobility and Building Inclusive Societies", 4-5 November
2019/02 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Helsinki; Deadline: 20 March

Call for Abstracts: Engendering Access to Justice for Development in Sub Saharan Africa, Cape Town, 28-29 October
2019/02 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Deadline: 30 April

More calls on the EADI Website
Jobs
Job Offer: Junior Policy Officer in the Sustainable Food Systems Team
2019/02 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Deadline: 28 February

Job Offer: Junior Policy Officer in Blended Finance for Development - ECDPM
2019/02 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Deadline: 28 February

Job Offer: Grade 5 Coordinator (Maternity Cover), Natural Resources Research Group, Forest Team
2019/02 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 5 March

Job Offer: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG)
2019/02 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Deadline: 14 March

Job Offer: 3 PhD Candidates for the Project “Decline and Death of International Organizations”
2019/01 – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS); Deadline: 15 March

Job Offer: Academic Assistant in the Area of “Migration, Trade and Inclusive Development”
2019/02 – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Deadline: 24 March

Job Offer: Academic Assistant in the Area of “Everyday Governance of Public Policies in Africa”
2019/02 – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Deadline: 24 March

Job Offer: Academic Assistant in the Area of “Environment and Sustainable Development”
2019/02 – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); Deadline: 24 March

More jobs on the EADI Website


 
Opinions
Blog: The Effect of Bolsonaro’s Rhetoric on Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples
2019/02 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Dorothea Hilhorst

Blog: Climate Finance Post-COP24: My Personal ‘Manifesto’ for 2019
2019/02 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); blog post; Author(s): Charlene Watson

Blog: Europe and Migration in 2019: Tough Choices, Conflicting Priorities and Existential Questions
2019/02 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Anna Knoll

Opinion: Promoting Dignity and Countering Shame Through Universal Child Grants?
2019/02 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Author(s): Keetie Roelen

Blog: Let’s Think Twice About Orphanages and Volunteering
2019/02 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Manasi Nikam

Blog: Where Are the African Voices?
2019/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Stephen Adaawen, Benjamin Schraven

Blog: Learning From the Crisis in International Criminal Justice
2019/02 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Jeff Handmaker

Blog: What Happens When the SDGs Get Translated Into Indicators? - Centre for Development and the Environment
2019/02 – Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); blog post; Author(s): Desmond McNeill

Blog: Global Compact on Refugees: Breaking New Ground or Going Round in Circles?
2019/02 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); blog post; Author(s): Tamara Kool

Blog: Food Change Labs Tackle Complex Issues With the Whole System in the Room
2019/01 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Felia Boerwinkel
Training
International Doctoral School on the SDGs - "Methods for Causal Inference and Program Evaluation Using Stata", 13 and 27 February, 11 and 18 March
Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI)

CERES PhD Training Programme 2019, Apply by 15 February
Research School for Resource Studies for Development (CERES)

Master Programme: Food Security Policy and Management
Food Business and Development, University College Cork (UCC)

Executive Programme: Infrastructure, Planning & Landscape for Sustainable Cities, 30 June - 6 July
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)

International Training on Dialogue and Mediation - Uppsala, 5-25 June
Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF)

More trainings on the EADI Website
 
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