EADI eNewsletter #7/2 2021 | Insights from #Solidarity2021 & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
2nd Issue July 2021
Before many of us leave for a short summer break, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants of the EADI/ISS #Solidarity2021 conference earlier this month for the many interesting perspectives and engaged discussions! It was great for us to see how well the online format worked, and how it attracted so much active engagement from researchers from the Global South. To offer a glimpse on some of the aspects dicussed, we have three new blogposts in the Solidarity2021 series which is going to be continued. And if you didn’t have the chance to watch our public pre-conference Dudley Seers Lecture, you can now watch it online. And, apart from reading recommendations from our member community, we’ve got quite a few job opportunities further below.#Solidarity2021 Blog Series

Questioning Development: What lies ahead
Development Studies requires “an epistemological and ontological change” write Elisabetta Basile and Isa Baud in the introduction to the recent EADI volume “Building Development Studies for a New Millennium”. The planned sequel of the book will take this analysis one step further and explore viable ways to build on both the critique of development as such, as well as the growing demand to decolonize knowledge production. The plenary session on “Questioning Development – Towards Solidarity, Decoloniality, Conviviality” hosted a discussion by four contributors to the book, who were asked to discuss their own practices towards challenging the classical “development” paradigm, and possible ways forward.Read the post

For the redistribution of water, framing matters!
In the face of increasing pressure on global water resources, a degree of inventiveness in finding just and sustainable ways to ensure access to water is required. The redistribution of water is one possible way in which this could be done. But ongoing research on elite responses to a recent water scarcity crisis in South Africa shows that the redistribution of water resources will not go uncontested by water elites and that existing narratives on the sharing of water are not creating the extent of solidarity needed. We need to frame this action differently, writes Lize Swartz. Read the post

Changing research practices in times of Covid – Insights from an international fishbowl
The closing plenary of the 2021 EADI ISS conference opened the floor to all participants, encouraging them to reflect on their changing research practices in times of Covid through a virtual fishbowl format. How has the pandemic changed our research practice? How do losses and gains balance out? What are the specific challenges faced by researchers in the Global South? Here is what our participants thought: Read the postTo the blog overview

Dudley Seers Lecture Now Available to Watch Online
In this public pre-conference lecture, Rohini Pande from Yale University explored how power structures – within households, communities, and countries – are determined by informal and formal institutions and analyses, how inequality of power and economic inequality interact within these institutions. Since 2008, the Dudley Seers Lecture has been an inherent part of the EADI General Conferences. Watch the lecture

New Master’s Programme EADI/IAC Accredited
We are happy to announce that the Sustainable Development Management M.A. Programme at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, one of our German premium members, is now officially EADI/IACaccredited! The accreditation commission praised in particular the programme’s integration of theory and practice:  » The combination of deep theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills can only be found here in Kleve” said head of the programme Dr. Oliver Serfling. Read more

Featured EADI Member: CeSPI, Italy
The « Centro Studie die Politica Internazionale (CeSPI) »in Rome is an independent and non-profit Think Tank performing research and policy-oriented analysis studies, providing advice, evaluations and training on many subjects relevant to international relations. It has published three new papers with a focus on the Middle East:
The Regional Reset: A Fresh Start or More of the Same? Turkey’s Relations With Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Israel
From Revolt to Community-Driven Resistance: Beirut’s Year of Hell
The Two Souls of the Egyptian Revolution and Its Decline. A Socio-Political Perspective

Highlight: Steering the SDGs Back on Track

Climate, biodiversity, inequalities… how to steer  the SDGs back on track:
This paper by the Agence Française de Développement puts forward several exploratory avenues to steer the SDGs back on track: restore greater legitimacy and readability to the environmental goals by defining indicators that integrate the commitments made at COP21 and, eventually, those that should be made to protect biodiversity; identify the synergies and tensions between the different goals so that better trade-offs can be made among priorities; build and model a sustainable development pathway for each country to track the effective progress and estimate the cost of financing these improved pathways. Read more

Thematic Focus:
Women and Feminism
Towards an African Feminist Institutionalism for Women’s Political Representation
2021/07 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); NAI Policy Notes 2021:2; Author(s): Diana Højlund Madsen

Africa’s Female Entrepreneurs – Towards Funding Success
2021/07 – Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet); PEGnet Policy Brief; Author(s): Aoife Hanley et al.

The Economic Gains of Reducing the Employment Gender Gap in Morocco
2021/07 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); briefing paper; Author(s): Olivier Bargain & Maria C. Lo Bue

Why Simple Solutions Won’t Secure African Women’s Land Rights
2021/07 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); briefing paper; Author(s): Philippine Sutz

Abortion Rights in Latin America: An Unsettled Battle
2021/07 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Giga Focus Latin America; Author(s): Clara Franco Yáñez

Effects of Livelihood Diversification on Gendered Climate Vulnerability in Northern Ghana
2021/07 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Enviroment, Development and Sustainability; Author(s): William Adzawla & Heike BaumüllerPremium Members Publication Picks

A Systematic Review on Ethical Challenges of ‘Field’ Research in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: Respect, Justice and Beneficence for Research Staff? 
2021/07 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); BMJ Global Health; Author(s): Janina Isabel Steinert, David Atika Nyarige, Milan Jacobi, Jana Kuhnt, Lennart Kaplan

Mapping of Children Engaged in the Worst Forms of Child Labour in the Supply Chain of the Leather Industry in Bangladesh
2021/07 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): A K M Maksud, Reaz Hossin Khandaker et al.

Analyzing Industrial Policy Regimes Within Global Production Networks: The Ethiopian Leather Industry
2021/07 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); research paper; Author(s): Jan Grumiller

Sahel: Are Donors Out of Touch With On-the-Ground Knowledge?
2021/07 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Jean David Naudet

Sustainability and Social Policy Nexus
2021/07 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); sustainablility; Author(s): Mahmood Messkoub

Who Called Team Europe? The European Union’s Development Policy Response During the First Wave of COVID-19
2021/07 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); European Journal of Development Research; Author(s): Aline Burni et al.

Neglect, Control and Co-Optation: Major Features of Ethiopian Youth Policy Since 1991
2021/07 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Asnake Kefale, Mohammed Dejen, Lovise Aalen

Normfare: Norm Entrepreneurship in Internet Governance (Special Issue)
2021/07 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Telecommunications Policy; Author(s): Roxana Radu, Matthias C. Kettemann. Trisha Meyer, Jamal Shahin

 Read more about EADI Members
JobsResearch Officer « Building Resilience in Crisis Through Education (BRiCE) »
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 1 August

Junior Researcher (65%, TVL 13) Land Use and Health
2021/07 – Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)Deadline: 1 August

Research Fellow (P-2)
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 3 August

PhD Student, Critical Research on EU Development Policy
Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS); Deadline: 15 August

Head of Knowledge Impact and Policy
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 15 August

Urban Planning, Policies and Strategies Specialist – Junior/mid-Level Position
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS); Deadline: 15 August

Postdoc Position (M/f/d) in Development and/or International Economics
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE); Deadline: 29 August

Research Fellow in Economics, Political Science or Other Quantitative Social Science With a Focus on Rigorous Impact Evaluation
International Security and Development Center (ISDC); Deadline: 31 August

More jobs on the EADI WebsiteOpen Online ActivitiesThe Refugee Issue in Turkey’s Relations With the Eu
30 July, 16:30 CEST; Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI)

Why Does the Impact Investing Market Not Fully Work?
1 August, 12:00 BST; Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
 CallsInvitation for Proposals – Evaluation of Swedish CSO-Aid Focused on Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA); Deadline: 15 August

Call for Contributions: Speculative Urban Futures
Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), International Social Science Council (ISSC); Deadline: Open Deadline

More calls on the EADI websiteOpinionsBlog: Rethinking Research and Development Approaches From a Decolonisation Perspective
2021/07 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Tracy Kajumba & Daniela Nemeti Baba

Blog: An Agroecological Europe by 2050: A Scientific Work in Progress
2021/07 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Pierre-Marie Aubert

Blog: A New Social Contract for a Job-Rich Recovery
2021/07 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Paola Simonetti

Opinion: Africa Mobilises to Meet Escalating Covid-19 Crisis
2021/07 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Author(s): Johan Sävström

Blog: Feminists and Other Dangerous Elements: The Politicisation of Gender and Sexuality in Senegal
2021/07 – African Studies Centre (ASC); blog post; Author(s): Loes Oudenhuijsen

Blog: How Do You Make Remote Sensing Data Work for Diverse Small-Scale Farmers and Pastoralists in Diverse African Contexts?
2021/07 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): Brittany Bunce & Maurice Beseng

Blog: Stunted Growth, Orphans, and Access to Sanitation Services in South Africa 
2021/07 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Grace Bridgman

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website