EADI eNewsletter #1/1 2019 | Outlook 2019, publications, calls & more


First of all we would like to take the opportunity to wish you all the best for a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year! After taking a short break over the festive season we’re back now preparing our schedule for the coming twelve months. Besides our regular annual events such as the EADI Directors’ Meeting, we will be hosting quite a few panels and workshops at international conferences. And, due to the great success of our recent research communications workshop, we are not only planning another one this year, but also a similar event for the managers of master programmes at our member institutes. This way we hope to boost cooperation and networking of EADI members at different levels in different fields. So stay tuned in, we will keep you in the loop!

Save the Dates: A Pick of Forthcoming EADI Events
EADI, together with the Finnish NGO platform Fingo, will be hosting the session « Global Citizenship in Development and Education » at the Development Days 2019: « Repositioning global development: changing actors, geographies and ontologies ». Read more
Another session there is organised by our working group on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development, setting the focus on alternatives to development: « Re-Thinking, Re-defining, Re-positioning: “Development” and the Question of “Alternatives« . Read more
On that day we are happy to invite our Bonn-based and regional members to a get-together and a networking workshop. Keep visiting our website for further news!
Together with the Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland (DSA), we will be hosting a panel on « Ethics, Justice and the Practice of Development Research » at the DSA 2019 conference « Opening up Development ». The call for papers is still open until 16 January! Read more
This year’s EADI Directors’ Meeting will be taking place in the beautiful city of Cordoba! Together with our Spanish member institutes we look forward to putting together an interesting programme.
And, of course, there is much more to come. We will keep you updated!

From our Blog
This time we’ve got one new blog post for you: Amelia Hadfield and Simon Lightfoot have taken a closer look at the recent peer review of the future EU budget, carried out by the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC). While asking « Will the next EU budget water down the consensus on poverty reduction and sustainable development? » they summarise some major concerns around the new development budget. Read more

In case you haven’t had a chance yet to look at the blog since its launch in October last year, take a scroll now and feel free to add your comments. Up to now, we’ve published eight articles already, adding new ones almost every week. And if you’d like to contribute yourself, please contact us any time. We’re always happy to receive proposals for interesting articles and opinion pieces. To the blog overview

Highlight: Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of the Oxford Department of International Development have published a new version of the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). The global MPI covers 105 countries in total, which are home to 77 per cent of the world’s population, or 5.7 billion people. Of this proportion, 23 per cent of people (1.3 billion) are identified as multidimensionally poor. In addition to the actual report, there is an interactive databank, as well as the explanatory video featured above. Key findings are:

  • 1.3 billion people live in multidimensional poverty.
  • 83% of all multidimensionally poor people in the world live in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
  • Two-thirds of all MPI poor people live in middle-income countries.
  • Half of the multidimensionally poor are children aged 0-17.
  • 85% of MPI poor people live in rural areas.
  • 46% of those who are multidimensionally poor live in severe poverty.
  • In 2015/16, more than 364 million people are still MPI poor in India.
  • In India, 271 million people moved out of poverty in ten years.

Read more

Featured EADI Member
Fundación ETEA, which is part of the University Loyola Andalucía, is the newest institutional member of EADI. Located in Cordoba, Fundación ETEA will be co-hosting our forthcoming Directors’ Meeting next October. ETEA engages in many countries of the world, either through direct projects and programs, or through technical assistance and evaluation. Visit its website in Spanish language
Learn more about EADI Members

Premium Member Publications
Comparing ‘New’ and ‘Old’ Media for Violence Monitoring and Crisis Response in Kenya
2018/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Caitriona Dowd et al

Unbundling the Impacts of Economic Empowerment Programmes: Evidence From Malawi
2018/12 –German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Francesco Burchi, Christoph Strupat

Protecting Civilians in the Kachin Borderlands, Myanmar: Key Threats and Local Responses
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Ashley South

Taxation and Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa: New Evidence for a Governance Dividend
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Roel Dom

Financial Services in the EU : Is There a Problem of Financial Exclusion?
2018/12 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); ISS Working Paper Series / General Series; Author(s): Meskoub, Mahmoud

From Fossil Fuels to Renewables: An Analysis of Long-Term Scenarios Considering Technological Learning
2018/12 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); Energy policy; Author(s): Kamia Handayani et al

Decade of Despair: The Contested Rebuilding of the Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp, Lebanon, 2007–2017
2018/12 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); in Refuge – Canada’s Journal on Refugees vol. 34 no. 2 pp. 135-149; Author(s): Are John Knudsen

NO MORE BLACK BOXES – Working With Causal Mechanisms in Evaluations (PDF)
2018/12 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); briefing paper; Author(s): Johannes Schmidt

The Political Economy of Cash Transfer Programmes in Brazil, Pakistan and the Philippines
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Moizza Binat Sarwar

Global Health Disruptors (PDF)
2018/12 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); research paper; Author(s): Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute

Read the latest publications from our members!

Call for Papers: Responsibility and Accountability of Supply Chains, International Working Seminar at the University of Kassel, Germany
2018/12 – International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD); Deadline: 15 January

Call for Working Groups and Panels at the 5th Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research (NorDev) ‘Knowledge Production in North-South Collaboration: Challenges in an Era of New Global Divides’, Copenhagen, 27-28 June 2019
2018/12 –  Norwegian Assocation For Development Research (NFU); Deadline: 20 January

Two Calls for Abstracts: Drought Hazards and Urban-Rural Infrastructure Interdependencies – Institute for Environment and Human Security
2018/12 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: 25 January

Call for Abstracts: Journal Fuer Entwicklungspolitik: China’s Political Economy Under Xi
2019/01 – Mattersburger Kreis für Entwicklungspolitik an den österreichischen Universitäten; Deadline: 28 January

Call for Submissions: JLI Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Hub
2018/12 – International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD)

Call for Papers: SIID 10th Annual Postgraduate Conference 2019
2018/12 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); Deadline: 11 February 2019

More calls on the EADI Website

Insurance Associate (Social Protection and Finance) – Institute for Environment and Human Security
2018/12 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: 13 January

PhD Position: Valuing Nature in the Circular Economy
2018/12 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 15 January

Post Doctoral Researcher in the Power and Popular Politics Team at IDS
2018/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 15 January

Senior Research Officer – International Economic Development Group
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Deadline: 20 January

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow – International Economic Development Group
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Deadline: 20 January 2019

Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4) TRIAL Coordinator and Programme Adviser
2018/12 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Deadline: 30 January

Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4) Programme Adviser/ Senior Programme Adviser
2018/12 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Deadline: 30 January 2019

More jobs on the EADI Website

Blog: ‘Direct Air Capture’: Can Sucking CO2 From the Atmosphere Really Solve Climate Change?
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); blog post; Author(s): Sam Pickard

Blog: Development Dialogue 2018 – Who Decides Who Gets Social Protection?
2018/12 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Maria Klara Kuss

Blog: Who Are Gaza Sky Geeks? How Are They Bypassing the Blockade?
2018/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Rebecca Webb

Blog: Financialising the Poor
2018/11 – blog post; Author(s): Lena Gronbach

Blog: Setting a Course for Beijing: The Hopes and Fears After the COP 14 on Biodiversity
2018/12 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Aleksandar Rankovic, Yann Laurans

Blog: Preserving Ecosystems in Africa: Reflections From COP24 – ECDPM
2018/12 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Romy Chevallier

Blog: The European Union and the United Nations Need Each Other More Than Ever – ECDPM
2018/12 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); blog post; Author(s): Andrew Sherriff; Pauline Veron

Blog: Making Sense of COP24
2018/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Steffen Bauer and Gabriela Iacobuta

Blog: When Inequality Accentuates Rural Migrations
2018/12 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Yasmine Seghirate El Guerrab

Opinion: Ten Years After the Financial Crisis, What Have We Learnt?
2018/12 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Author(s): Cédric Tille

Localising the 2030 Agenda in Colombia
2018/12 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); research paper;

Implementing the Commitment to “Leaving No One Behind” in Cities: What It Means in Practice
2018/12 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Paula Lucci

“Leave No One Behind: How Are DAC Members Answering the Pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? Findings From a Survey of DAC Members in 2018 (PDF)
2018/11 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); OECD Development Co-operation Working Papers; Author(s): Di Francesco, B. and I. Mc Donnell

Sustaining Escapes From Poverty
2018/10 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Vidya Diwakar and Andrew Shepherd

More research on the SDGs