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2nd Issue June 2021

Editorial

This is our last newsletter before the upcoming EADI/ISS conference, and we look forward to listening to new perspectives, research insights and discussions all around the topics of Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice! If you feel inspired by the conference programme and would still like to register, you can do so here. We have done our best to put together a rich programme and make the most of the online format. Further to the public Dudley Seers Lecture on July, our programme contains a range of other pre-conference formats, such as the workshop "From abstract to vlog" on 2 July to learn how to exploit the power of video and storytelling to effectively communicate your research. If you'd like an appetizer - whether you are registered or not - have a look at the related open access series in our Journal, the EJDR, and the overview of our conference blog series which will continue after the conference.
How Online Conferences Can Contribute to Social Justice
"Let us be honest to you from the beginning: we have never organized an online conference before. We feel like we are inventing the wheel in many ways, because many things are absolutely new to us. We’ve never had to do this. But now that we have organized the #Solidarity2021 conference which is to start in just a few days, we know one thing for sure: we will never organize a conference again without providing substantial online participation facilities." Read on our blog how the process of shifting the conference online inspired the organizing team to new ideas and attracted more participants from the Global South than any EADI conference before. Read more
From our Blog: Post Growth - Life after Capitalism
A Canopy of Hope
On our blog Tim Jackson, author of the seminal book "Prosperity without Growth" introduces his new volume which is meant to trigger "exactly the discussion that the governments of the day resolutely didn’t want to have. What can prosperity possibly mean on a finite planet? From the slopes of Mount Kenya to the University of Kansas. From the horror of Nazi Germany to the atrocities of the Vietnam War. From the ancient wisdom of the Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, to the civil disobedience of  Greta Thunberg," Jackson writes, "I wanted to draw together a coherent narrative for our time", as well as "an invitation to rekindle a deeper conversation about the nature of the human condition." Read the post
To the blog overview
Featured EADI Member: IIED
We congratulate the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) to its 50th anniversary! In the early 1970s, economist Barbara Ward and fellow visionaries introduced a new concept: that the interests of people and planet are inextricably interlinked. Today, their proposition is an accepted global narrative and at the heart of the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. IIED's mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence, working in partnership with others. Read more
Highlight: Better cities after COVID-19 in the Global South
This brand new IIED paper proposes a novel framework to support a transformative recovery in cities of the global South. COVID-19 has created a critical juncture in the development of cities in the global South. Local governments and grassroots organisations have led urban responses that have been pivotal in shaping the pandemic’s outcomes for low-income residents. Yet policymakers have had only a limited focus on the pandemic’s urban dimensions. Synthesising evidence on the pandemic’s impacts in urban areas, this issue paper outlines a set of policy priorities and develops a framework with guiding principles for co-creating inclusive, forward-looking pathways out of the crisis. Read more
Multimedia Pick: Rural Transformations in Africa
The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) has published a research comic on rural transformations in Africa. Between February and May 2020, researchers from different countries worked together virtually and share their insights in their research.  Read more, watch the short video or download the comic
Thematic Focus: Inequality
Confronting Inequality in the “New Normal”: Hyper-Capitalism, Proto-Socialism, and Post-Pandemic Recovery
2021/05 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); Sustainable Development. 2021;1–13; Author(s): Tim Jackson & Peter A. Victor

The Changing Nature of Work and Earnings Inequality in China
2021/06 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 2021/105; Author(s): Chunbing Xing

Inequality and Structural Transformation in the changing Nature of Work - The Case of Indonesia
2021/05 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 2021/81; Author(s): Arief Anshory Yusuf & Putri Riswani Halim
Universities and Social Inequalities in the Global South
2021/06 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); briefing paper; Author(s): Maggie Carter & Katja Hujo

Inequality by Population Groups and Income Sources - Accounting for Inequality Changes in Spain During the Recession
2021/06 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 67(2); Author(s): Carlos Gradín

Crime, Inequality and Subsidized Housing: Evidence From South Africa
2021/04 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); research paper; Author(s): Roxana Manea, Patrizio Piraino, Martina Viarengo


 
Premium Members Publication Picks
Horizontal Accountability for SDG Implementation: A Comparative Cross-National Analysis of Emerging National Accountability Regimes
2021/06 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Sustainability; Author(s): Anita Breuer, Julia Leininger

Does India Have Subnational Welfare Regimes? The Role of State Governments in Shaping Social Policy
2021/06 – King’s Department of International Development (DID); Territory, Politics, Governance; Author(s): Louise Tillin

Making Maps, Making Claims: The Politics and Practices of Visualisation in Environmental Governance
2021/05 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); Landscape Research; Author(s): Synne Movik, Tor A. Benjaminsen, Tim Richardson
Getting Up to Speed: The EU and the Development in Transition Agenda
2021/06 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Mariella Di Ciommo, Kajta Sergejeff

Kerala’s Grass-Roots-Led Pandemic Response: Deciphering the Strength of Decentralisation
2021/06 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Babu M. G. Sarath, Debjani Ghosh et al.

Humanitarianism: An Overview
2021/06 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Antonio de Lauri

The Thousand Headed Monster: Interrogating the Competing Voices in México's PES Programme
2021/05 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); research paper; Author(s): Janik Granados Herrera
Read more about EADI Members
Calls
Call for Applications: MIASA Publishing Workshop
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: 15 July

Call for Expressions of Interest: Assessing Social Science Research Systems Doing Research Program
Global Development Network; Deadline: not stated

More calls on the EADI website
Open Online Activities
International Development: What Does It Take to Successfully Measure Impact? With PricewaterhouseCoopers
25 June, 09.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

International Investment and Innovation Forum
25 June, 11:00 GMT+1; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)

Online Conference: The Politics of Replacement. Demographic Fears, Conspiracy Theories and Race Wars
28 – 29 June; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Online DSA Conference 2021: Unsettling Development
28 June – 02 July; Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA);

Pakistan Hub Series: Rethinking the State: From Public Goods to Public Value
28 June, 11.00 GMT+1; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Speculative Storytelling for Positive, Diverse Futures
28 June, 19:00 GMT+1; Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

Carrots and Sticks. Political, Economic, and Creative Approaches to Belarus
28 June, 20.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Urban Dialogue #8: Urban Aesthetics: From Places of Occupation to Gentrification
29 June, 16.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Effectiveness and Limitations of Compulsory Licenses to Promote Access to Medicines
29 June, 16.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Managing Land Use as Key Challenge of the Transformation to Sustainability
29 June, 17.00 CET; Department of Geography, University of Bonn (GIUB)

Frontline Funds - Investing in Grassroots-Led Responses to Climate Change
30 June, 12:00 GMT+1; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

COVID-19 Recovery in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries
30 June, 16.00 CET; European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Aspiring Angel Investor Event – Support Women Tackling Climate Change
30 June, 17:00 GMT+1; Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

Virtual Seminar: The Impact of Immigration: Looking Beyond the Labor Market
30 June, 17.00 CET; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

The Adaptation Action and Research Sandbox - Aligning Two Global Processes
1 July, 11:00 GMT+1; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Does FinTech Contribute to Financial Inclusion? Access, Use and Effect of Digital Financial Services in Kenya
1 July, 13.30 CET; Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)

Agricultural Innovation for Productivity and Employment
2 July, 12.00 CET; Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)

Humanitarian Energy Complexities and Interactions With National Energy Policies and International Commitments
2 July, 15:00 GMT+1; Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR)

What Is the Role of the Media When Reporting on Science in Uncertainty?
6 July, 12.00 GMT+1; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

How to Build a Resilient World Post-Pandemic
6 July, 13:00 GMT+1; Global Development Institute (GDI)

Online Book Launch: Sustainable Futures - An Agenda for Action, Raphael Kaplinsky, OU Emeritus Professor
7 July, 17:00 GMT+1; Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP)

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
 
Jobs
Quantitative Researcher in Development and/or Agricultural Economics With a Focus on Longitudinal Data Collection and Analysis
International Security and Development Center (ISDC); Deadline: not stated

Junior Lecturers Political Science
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 25 June

Senior Research Fellow
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Deadline: 30 June

Junior Researcher on "Modelling Regulatory Change in Trade Impact Assessments"
Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); Deadline: 2 July

More jobs on the EADI Website
Opinions
Blog: Doing Research That Brings About Change for Participants
2021/06 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); blog post; Author(s): Craig Walker

Blog: GDP Numbers Are Not What They Seem: How They Boost US and UK at Expense of Developing Countries
2021/06 – Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York; blog post; Author(s): Ingrid Kvangraven

Blog: How to Align National Covid-19 Recoveries With the Sustainable Development Goals
2021/06 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Elisabeth Hege, Niels Keijzer

Blog: Women Give Their Perspectives on Peace in East Sudan
2021/06 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); blog post; Author(s): Reem Abbas

Blog: Immunity Is Liberty. Vaccine Internationalism During a Pandemic
2021/06 – Transnational Institute (TNI); blog post; Author(s): Amitabha Sarkar

Blog: COVID-19 Is a Developing Country Pandemic
2021/06 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Indermit Gill, Philip Schellekens

Blog: UN Food Systems Summit: It’s Time to Listen to Civil Society’s Concerns
2021/06 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Molly Anderson

Blog: Mining in Africa: Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners Will Be the Last to Reap Benefits From World's Green Shift
2021/06 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); blog post; Author(s): Mattias Sköld

Blog: Land Rights, Gender and Soil Fertility in Benin
2021/06 – Institute for Development and Peace (INEF); blog post; Author(s): Karin Gaesing, Frank Bliss

Blog: Do Resource Rich Economies Have Better or Worse Human Development Outcomes?
2021/06 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Antonio Savoia & Kunal Sen

Blog: From Global Britain to Little England
2021/06 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): David Hulme

Blog: Mandatory Environmental Due Diligence: What Is Exactly Expected of Companies?
2021/06 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Valentina Bolognesi, Katrin Recke

Blog: Tackling Forced Displacement Also Means to Bust Myths
2021/06 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Benjamin Schraven

Blog: Recognising People
2021/06 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): Dan Brockington

Opinion: It’s the Roads, Stupid
2021/06 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); Author(s): Peer Schouten

Blog: Transnational Skills Partnerships Between Ghana and Germany: A “Triple-Win” Solution?
2021/06 – Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); blog post; Author(s): Stefan Rother, Susanne Schultz and Mary B. Setrana

Blog: Like Oil and Water…. Shell’s Climate Responsibility and Human Rights
2021/06 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Kristian Høyer Toft

Perception and Inequalities: How Does Bias Contribute to Reality?
2021/06 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Anda David et al

Blog: On Unpredictability: A Call for Solidarity
2021/06 – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS); blog post; Author(s): Joel Lazarus

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website
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