EADI eNewsletter #5/2 2019 | Call for Panels: EADI/ISS General Conference & more


Today we are excited to announce the call for panels for our next General Conference « Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice » from 29 June to 2 July 2020 in the Hague and look forward to receiving a broad variety of proposals from our members and the wider international community.  In the meantime, we and our colleagues from the International Institute of Social Studies who is kindly hosting the conference, are busy putting together an attractive programme with inspiring speakers. We will keep you in the loop!
The central theme of the conference is “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice”. Together, these three concepts represent our aspirations for approaches to global development that development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection with climate change and other environmental threats. Solidarity is essential for any process of social change. Based on mutually shared interests and human values, solidarity can be extremely powerful yet can also be easily undermined in an era of fake news and (electronically) manipulated elections. Peace and social justice are similarly important values in (as well as aspired outcomes of) struggles or transformation processes in which solidarity is key. Download the call

From our Blog
In our latest blog post, researchers from UNU-WIDER shed the light on the driving forces behind inequality, particularly within countries, and evidence-based policy solutions for reducing it. « Our research has shown that the drivers of economic growth in a country can impact inequality. For example, economies where growth is driven by natural resource-based industries tend to have higher levels of inequality than countries with economies based on agriculture or manufacturing. » Read more and watch a short explanatory video

Latest EADI Webinar online
Listen to Rogelio Madrueno talk about Development Studies in Spanish language as a response framework to Western ideas of progress and development, offering a wide range of disciplines and traditions of thought. In particular, he emphasizes Pluralism and Multidimensionality, Periphery, Structuralism and Dependency Theories, as well as Critique and Construction. To the video
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News from EADI Working Groups
The Social Protection Working Group has published a new Social Protection Brief with publications, news from members, an opinion piece and upcoming events. Read more
The Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development Working Group has a new blog post « Preventing War. Shaping Peace? Epistemic Violence and Conflict Studies », and invites to a  webinar on 8 July “Beyond the buzzwords: critical and ethical scholarship with a decolonial lens

News from Bridge 47
On 22 May 2019 South-Eastern European representatives from government, NGO and academia met in Bratislava for the kick-off event of Bridge 47’s new initiative: The South Eastern European Knowledge Exchange Partnership. The Bridge 47 Project which EADI is part of, seeks to mobilise and empower global civil society to contribute to a transformation towards global justice and eradication of poverty through Global Citizenship Education. Read more

Featured EADI Member
The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is a non-governmental organisation in Uppsala, Sweden, established in memory of the second UN Secretary-General, which aims to advance dialogue and policy for sustainable development and peace. It has four thematic focus areas:

  • Multilateralism and international norms and governance
  • Repositioning of the UN system
  • Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Building and Sustaining Peace
Mona Khalil’s brief reflections on « Restoring the Values and Spirit of the International Civil Service » is the latest issue in the series on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of International Civil Service. Read more

In the first paper of the series, Fabrizio Hochschild argues that moral courage, as revealed by Dag Hammarskjöld both in his words and deeds, is essential in upholding the principles and norms of the UN. Read more

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Highlight: No Time To Waste on Plastic Pollution
This report by Tearfund, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), WasteAid and The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) describes the environmental destruction, sickness, mortality, and damage to livelihoods that the plastic pollution crisis is causing. On the solution side, it outlines the roles and responsibilities of four groups who could be key to tackling the plastic pollution crisis:

  • Multinational consumer goods companies who drive the production of single-use plastic packaging, and currently do little to collect and sustainably manage the waste they have created
  • Developed country governments who have enabled and incentivised a ‘throwaway’ culture and whose response to the crisis in developing countries has so far been weak
  • Developing country governments whose citizens are the most severely impacted by the crisis
  • Citizens who can show that there is an overwhelming demand for change.

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Multimedia Picks
Does foreign aid work? Can it support better governance? In this short video, Rachel Gisselquist and Sam Jones from UNU-WIDER’s « research and communication on foreign aid » project share the main findings from their research in a short video. Watch the video
Global Development Institute Graduate Gemma Sou has produced the graphic novella « After Maria: Everyday recovery from disaster« , which explores how low-income Puerto Rican families recovered from the impacts of Hurricane Maria. If you are interested in ethical representations of developing country contexts, and issues related to gender, inequality, resilience, poverty, vulnerabilities, disasters and identities this innovative teaching resource will resonate! Read more
When disasters and conflict collide: The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has produced a rich multimedia feature which explores why conflict must be put at the heart of disaster risk reduction efforts. Apart from the underlying research, the feature draws on stories and videos from Colombia and Lebanon. Read, watch and hear more
Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of looking at health. Social and Behavioural scientists at the University of Amsterdam share their knowledge in this little animation

Global Issues – Latest Member Publications
International Regulatory Cooperation and the Public Good
2019/05 – Transnational Institute (TNI); research paper; Author(s): Stuart Trew

The Development Policy System Under Pressure: Acknowledging Limitations, Sourcing Advantages and Moving Towards a Broader Perspective
2019 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Victoria Gonsior, Stephan Klingebiel

Global Perspectives on Humanitarianism. When Human Welfare Meets the Political and Security Agendas
2019/05 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); DIIS Report; Author(s): Ninna Nyberg Sørensen et al.

How Has Globalisation Affected the Economic Growth, Structural Change and Poverty Reduction Linkages? Insights From International Comparisons
2019/05 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); research paper; Author(s): Aradhna Aggarwal

Tracing the Consequences of Child Poverty (Open Access)
2019/05 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); book; Author(s): Boyden, Jo; Dawes, Andrew; Dornan, Paul; Tredoux, Colin

Determinants of the Public Debt and the Role of the Natural Resources: A Cross-Country Analysis (PDF)
2019/05 – Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE); research paper; Author(s): Elkhan R. Sadik-Zada and Andrea Gatto

Beyond Contestation: Conceptualizing Negotiation in Democracy Promotion
2019/05 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deomcratization, Special Issue; Author(s): Annika Elena Poppe et al

Global Norms, Gender Equality and Development Cooperation: The Need to Build on Strong Local Support to Change Gender Relations
2019/05 – Real Instituto Elcano; ARI 58/2019; Author(s): Lars Engberg-Pedersen

Tackling Vulnerability in the Informal Economy
2019/05 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); book; Author(s): Oecd/ILO

More Publications Picks
The Individual Poverty Incidence of Growth
2019/05 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 41/2019; Author(s): Maria C. Lo Bue; Flaviana Palmisano

The Ongoing Biodiversity Loss and How It Can Be Stopped
2019/05 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); briefing paper; Author(s): Yann Laurans, Aleksandar Rankovic

A Recovery of Practical Wisdom for Sustainable Futures—a Theological Perspective (PDF)
2019/05 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); CUSP essay series on the Morality of Sustainable Prosperity | No 8; Author(s): Celia Deane-Drummond

Comforting Immigration Critics? Public Opinion Toward Development Aid as a Tool to Reduce Refugee Inflows to Germany (PDF)
2019/05 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); briefing paper; Author(s): Esther Ademmer et al

Dialogue in Divergence: The Impact of EU Migration Policy on West African Integration: The Cases of Nigeria, Mali, and Niger
2019/05 – African Studies Centre (ASC); research report; Author(s): Rahmane Idrissa

Petroleum’s Potential Impact on Future State-Society Relations in Tanzania
2019/05 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); CMI Brief; Author(s): Kendra Dupuy; Lucas Katera

Moving With Risk: Forced Displacement and Vulnerability to Hazards in Colombia (PDF)
2019/05 – School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV); DEV Research Briefings; Author(s): Ramirez, V., Amijos, T., Few, R.

Political Chronicles of the African Great Lakes Region 2018 (Open Access)
2019/05 – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB); book; Author(s): F. Reynjrens (editor)

Pathways in Local Economic Development in Tanzania : Institutionalisation of Collective Action: The Case of Mbulu and Karatu Districts
2019/05 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); research paper; Author(s): van Dijk, Teun

LDCs, Negotiations and the Climate Crisis: Will the Poorest Countries Benefit From the COP24 Climate Package?
2019/05 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Issue Paper; Author(s): Subhi Barakat, Gebru Jember Endalew

Comparative Analysis of the NDCs of Canada, the European Union, Kenya and South Africa From an Equity Perspective
2019/04 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Africa Portal; Author(s): Guy Cunliff et al

Disaster Risk Reduction in Conflict Contexts: The State of the Evidence
2019/05 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Katie Peters, Kerrie Holloway and Laura E. R. Peters

Building Resilience for all: Intersectional Approaches for Reducing Vulnerability to Natural Hazards in Nepal and Kenya
2019/05 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); research paper; Author(s): Emma Lovell, John Twigg and Getrude Lung’ahi

Relever le défi énergétique et climatique : les propositions de cinq think tanks
2019/05 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); research paper; Author(s): Antoine Guillou et al

Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 2019 Regional Report for Eurasia
2019/05 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): Oecd

India in 2024: Narendra Modi Once More, but to What End?
2019/05 – Real Instituto Elcano; ARI 57/2019; Author(s): Alicia Garcia Herrero, Trinh Nguyen

Governance and Gender Dynamics in Global Value Chains. A Case Study of the Industrial Dairy Value Chain in Matiguás, Nicaragua (Master Thesis)
2019/05 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); research paper; Author(s): Marina Hülssiep

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

Read the latest publications from our members!

Call for Contributions: Workshop on Transforming Social Demands Into Spatial Norms, Lausanne, Switzerland, 24 September 2019
2019/05 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Deadline: 3 June 2019

Call for Papers: Nature Writing for the Common Good
2019/04 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); Deadline: 17 June 2019

Call for Applications: Countering Asymmetries Writing Workshop for Early Career African Scholars, 9-13th September 2019, University of Ghana, Accra
2019/05 – Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR); Deadline: 25 June

Call for Proposals: Evaluation of Long-Term Development Cooperation Between Ethiopia and Sweden
2019/05 – Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA); Deadline: 9 August 2019

More calls on the EADI Website

Urban Environment and Climate Change Specialist
2019/04 – Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS); Deadline: 24 May 2019

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

UEA-Copenhagen Joint PhD Scholarship / Postgraduate Research Studentships in the Field of Resources and Politics
2019/05 – School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV); Deadline: 31 May

Gender and Development Consultant
2019/05 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); Deadline: 2 June

Professor of International Development (Emerging Economies)
2019/05 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Deadline: 6 June

Science Officer, International Science Council
2019/05 – Deadline: 30 June

New Call for Scholarship Applications (MA and PhD), South Afrian-German Center for Development Research:
2019/05 – Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE); Deadline: 30 June

More jobs on the EADI Website

Blog: Economic Growth—Our Modern Day Religion?
2019/05 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Richard McNeill Douglas

Blog: What to Look Out for in the European Elections
2019/05 – Real Instituto Elcano; Elcano Blog; Author(s): Andrés Ortega

Blog: What Challenges for Climate in the Aftermath of the 2019 European Elections?
2019/05 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Nicolas Berghmans

Blog: Biodiversity Is Good for You!
2019/05 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Carmen Richerzhagen, Jean Carlo Rodriguez

Blog: Five Key Policy Lessons From the Terror Attacks in Sri Lanka
2019/05 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); blog post; Author(s): Ganeshan Wignaraja

Blog: What Creates a Pro-Poor Politics and the Possibility of Participatory Planning?
2019/05 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Diana Mitlin

Blog: Adapting to Climate Change in Europe: Building a Systemic and Urgent Vision
2019/05 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Susannah Fisher, Andrew Norton

Blog: Amid Shifting Global Trade Dependencies, Can the South Provide Greater Certainty?
2019/05 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Amrita Saha, Alistair Cowan

Blog: Sexual Violence: A New Weapon of War
2019/05 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); blog post; Author(s): Elisabeth Pruegls

MSc Food Security Policy and Management: Scholarships Announcement
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2019/04 – Food Business and Development, University College Cork (UCC)

Advanced Master programmes in Development Studies, Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp:
Globalisation and Development
– Development Evaluation and Management
– Governance and Development