PhD Conference, Europe & more : EADI eNewsletter #5/1 2019


At the moment we are busy with the preparations of our next General Conference « Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice » in  the Hague. The conference is kindly hosted and co-organised by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and will take place from 29 June to 2 July 2020. The triennial General Conferences are EADI’s flagship-events, and we will soon be able to announce the first call and a thematic blog series, so please watch this space!  And we are excited about the rich and positive feedback we received about our new Working Group and upcoming workshop on research communication. For more news, publications picks, calls and vacancies, please take a scroll!
We are pleased to support the 8th PhD Conference on International Development. This is a student-led event, organized by PhD students from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the School of Global studies at the University of Sussex (UK). In collaboration with a number of institutions in Europe, it brings together current or recently graduated doctoral researchers in development studies and related disciplines.  This conference is an opportunity for doctoral students to present to a larger audience to get critical and well-informed feedback. Read more

From our Blog
« More humility about what we think is good » is one of the conclusions resaearchers from the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) took from the revision of the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). This « also meant that value judgments and decisions had to be taken that will not sit well with everyone. Despite its wide use and recognition, the global MPI has never been without its critics – and this critical engagement helps motivate us to use the available indicators that best capture acute poverty. »  Read more

Our latest post is in connection with our recent event on EU development policy: Sarah Delputte and Jan Orbie from Ghent University argue that underneath its current challenges are more fundamental problems with the Eurocentric, modernist and colonial paradigm of EU development policy and conclude:   » We would encourage a more profound debate amongst policy makers and scholars on the underlying paradigms of EU development policy and alternatives as advanced by post-development thinkers. » Read more

EADI Webinars this month
On 14 May Rogelio Madrueño will discuss Development Studies in Spanish language as a response framework to Western ideas of progress and development from a wide range of disciplines and traditions of thought. In particular, he will emphasize Pluralism and Multidimensionality, Periphery, Structuralism and Dependency Theories, as well as Critique and Construction. Read more
On 20 May Henning Melber will be engaging with challenges that scholars and researchers face in striving for genuine research collaboration and knowledge production in a North–South interaction. He maps asymmetries in scholarly interaction generally and examines African realities specifically. . Read more
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Featured EADI Member
The International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) is a global multidisciplinary network of eight partner universities on four continents with its head office at the University of Kassel (Germany). It cooperates closely with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and various non-governmental organizations. The ICDD contributes to the global fight against hunger and poverty through research and education on the Sustainable Development Goal #8 to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. A special focus lies thereby on the world’s 805 million people living in rural areas who face food insecurity.
ICDD’s latest working paper on care extractivism analyses the current national and transnational reconfiguration of social and biological reproduction in Germany / Western Europe interacting with Eastern Europe and Asia. The contradiction between the rationale of care and the neoliberal capitalist market logic results  in  frequent  care  struggles  such  as  the  protests  of  hospital  nurses  against  the  depletion of care resources. The politisation of care by the protesting care workers asks for giving preference to the care economy as a common good over care as a commodity. Read more
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Highlight: Biodiversity Loss as Development Issue
On the occasion of the recent release of the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, we’d like to highlight this issue paper by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IEED): « This global biodiversity crisis is hitting the poorest communities first and hardest, because they can ill-afford to ‘buy in’ biodiversity’s previously-free goods and services (and are already bearing the brunt of climate change).So why does the development community often ignore biodiversity loss? This paper unpicks misunderstandings and sets out the evidence that biodiversity loss is much more than an environmental problem – it is an urgent development challenge. Read more

Premium Member Publications
Closing Civic Space and Inclusive Development in Ethiopia
2019/04 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Tony Roberts

Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century: Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times
2019/04 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Nathaniel Mason and Ipek Gencsu

Assessing the Price and Output Effects of Monetary Policy in Vietnam: Evidence From a VAR Analysis
2019/04 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Applied Economics; Author(s): Nguyen, T. M. L.; Papyrakis, Elissaios; van Bergeijk, Peter

Universal Access to Basic Justice: Costing Sustainable Development Goal 16.3
2019/04 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Marcus Manuel, Clare Manuel and Harsh Desai

Knowledge in Motion: Highly-Skilled Migration and the Role of Regional Networks
2019/04 – Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM); Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal; Author(s): Alexandra David; Frans Coenen;

Do Forest-Management Plans and FSC Certification Reduce Deforestation in the Congo Basin?
2019/04 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Isabelle Tritsch et al

What Is Uncertainty and Why Does It Matter?
2019/05 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; STEPS Working Paper; Author(s): Scoones, Ian

Guidelines for Anthropological Research: Data Management, Ethics and Integrity
2019/04 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Ethnography; Author(s): Martijn de Koning; Birgit Meyer

Financing the Sustainable Urban Future: Scoping a Green Cities Development Bank
2019/04 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): James Alexander, Darius Nassiry, Sam Barnard, Michael Lindfield, Renard Teipelke and Martijn Wilder

Accord de Libre-échange Complet et Approfondi UE-Tunisie (ALECA): Impacts macroéconomiques et réponses politiques favorables au développement
2019/04 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); Policy Note 28; Author(s): Bernhard Tröster et al.

Read the latest publications from our members!

In 2019, a new European Parliament, new Commission and new President of the European Council will have their hands full with the negotiations of the next budget. The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) has put together a must-have guide for the negotiations of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. This guide is a consolidated independent reference point for policymakers, analysts and advocates. It provides non-partisan insight on the key challenges, issues at stake and dynamics driving change. Read more
Industrial Transformation 2050- Towards an Industrial strategy for a Climate Neutral Europe
2019/04 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Tomas Wyns et al

Refugee Reception Within a Common European Asylum System: Looking at Convergences and Divergences Through a Local-to-Local Comparison
2019/04 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Department of Geography, University of Bonn (GIUB); Erdkunde; Author(s): Birgit Glorius et al

At Europe’s Frontline: Factors Determining Migrants Decision Making for Onwards Migration From Greece and Turkey
2019/04 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Migration and Development; Author(s): Katie Kuschminder; Jennifer Waidler

External Monetary Shocks to Central and Eastern European Countries
2019/05 – Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); Working Paper; Author(s): Pierre Lesuisse

The 1981 Coup D’état and Trial in Spain: Possible Lessons for Turkey
2019/04 – Real Instituto Elcano; Working Paper 7/2019; Author(s): Charles Powell

Read more publications on Europe on the EADI Website

Social Protection
Social Protection in Latin America: One Region Two Systems
2019/04 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Welfare and social protection in contemporary Latin America. Cruz-Martínez, G. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 59-71; Author(s): Armando Barrientos

Optimising the Role of Development Partners for Social Protection
2019/05 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): Alexander Pick

Implementing Social Protection Strategies
2019/05 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): Caroline Tassot

Can Social Protection Be an Engine for Inclusive Growth?
2019/04 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper

Call for Applications 2019 Summer Academy on World Risk and Adaptation Futures: Demographic Change, Accra, Ghana, 7-11 October
2019/04 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Deadline: 13 May

Call for Applications: UNU-WIDER Summer School in Collaboration With DPRU-UCT on Labour Markets and Economic Development, 18-29 November 2019, Cape Town, South Africa
2019/04 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 31 May September,

Call for Applications: Research Fellowships 2020/2021: Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University Duisburg/Essen
2019/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: 2 June

Call for Sessions and Papers: 5th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference – Bishkek, 23-24 October
2019/04 – International Security and Development Center (ISDC); Deadline: 16 June

Call for Participants: Social Science Perspectives on the Healthcare Policy Challenges in the Emerging Economies, Research Workshop London, 28 October
2019/05 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Deadline: 1 August

More calls on the EADI Website

Blog: In Anxious Times, What Can We Learn From the Way Different People Respond to Uncertainty?
2019/05 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Nathan Oxley

Blog: Development and Life in General Under Threat From Accelerating Destruction of Nature – But Solutions Are Possible
2019/05 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post;

Blog: South Africa’s Global Significance Is Fading
2019/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Sven Grimm

Blog: On (Political) Violence
2019/04 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); blog post; Author(s): Keith Krause

Research Fellow, Politics and Governance
2019/05 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Deadline: 13 May

Director of Research
2019/03 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 19 May

PhD Research Fellowship – Power and Politics in Global Health
Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM); Deadline: 20 May

Post-Doctoral Researcher (PANIWATER Project)
2019/05 – Maynooth University Social Science Institute (MUSSI); Deadline: 21 May 2019

PhD Position in Political Representation and Diversity
2019/04 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Deadline: 24 May

Researcher in Social Sciences, Faculty of Landscape and Society
2019/05 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NORAGRIC); Deadline: 26 May

Chair of IIED’s Board of Trustees
2019/04 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 31 May

Head, Global Climate Law, Policy and Governance Programme
2019/04 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 31 May

More jobs on the EADI Website

Blog: Soft, Hard, or No Brexit: The Damage Is Done
2019/04 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); blog post; Author(s): Niccolò Pisani and Omar Toulan

Blog: Poverty Research in Niger: Lessons via WhatsApp
2019/05 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); blog post; Author(s): Aoife McCullough

Blog: A Green Revolution Using Frugal Innovation: Crop Insurance for Tanzanian Farmers
2019/05 –  International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); blog post; Author(s): Meine Pieter van Dijk

Blog: Organic Farming Drives Sustainable Agriculture
2019/04 – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL); Zukunftsblog; Author(s): Adrian Müller

Blog: Can the Technocratic Reformers Win in Zimbabwe?
2019/04 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Ian Scoones

Blog: Gender Equality: A Precondition for the Eradication of Poverty
2019/05 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); blog post; Author(s): Margarita Astralaga

Blog: India, a Connected Power – Elcano Blog
2019/05 – Real Instituto Elcano; blog post; Author(s): Andrés Ortega