News from EADI: Development Policy for the 21st Century, Social Protection & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
  2nd Issue August 2021

Today we look forward to the roundtable event on rural development trajectories next Thursday which is based on the latest special issue of our journal, the EJDR.  Our new blog post discusses possible pathways for future development policy, and we would also like to recommend the MOOC on Industrial Policy in Africa, developed by today’s featured EADI member UNU-WIDER. Our thematic focus is on social protection today, highlighting some new publications and an open access handbook on the topic. And despite the summer break, we’ve got quite a few interesting vacancy announcements at the bottom – together with the usual calls, blogs, and online events.

From our Blog: Development Policy for the 21th Century Seven principles for making development policy fit for the 21st century
« How can the competition between foreign, security, development, economic and climate policy that saps substantial amounts of energy be turned into a fruitful complementarity? DIE Directors Anna-Katharina Hornidge and Imme Scholz address this question in our latest blog post. They see (German) development policy at a crossroad, with three possible pathways ahead: a narrow focus on poverty reduction in least developed countries, a broader focus on the wider horizon of the Agenda 2030, and a third one which they explicitly reject: namely merging development policy with foreign policy, environmental, economic and trade or defence policy. Starting from there they outline seven guiding principles for a debate on development policy reforms. Read the post To the blog overview

EJDR: Latest Open Access Articles

Our journal, the Europen Journal of Development Research (EJDR), has published some new open access articles:  Aspiration Formation and Ecological Shocks in Rural Kenya Dynamics of Human–Water Interactions in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania: Insights from Farmers’ Aspirations and Decisions in an Uncertain Environment Who Wants to Farm? Answers Depend on How You Ask: A Case Study on Youth Aspirations in Kenya View all open access articles

26 August: Special Issue Event – Rural Aspirations
Building on the results and the breadth of the contributions to  the  EJDR Special Issue « Rural aspirations – livelihood decisions and rural development trajectories » speakers will highlight research directions and gaps, then proceed to start a discussion on what development stakeholders can learn for their daily activities and project design. The roundtable will include a group discussion on the implications of the differences for future research strategies, followed by a discussion on practical implications of the Special Issue for development planning and design. The event will start at 15.00 CEST. Read more and register

Highlight: Handbook on Social Protection Systems
This exciting and innovative open access handbook provides readers with a comprehensive and globally relevant overview of the instruments, actors and design features of social protection systems, as well as their application and impacts in practice. It is the first book that centres around system building globally, a theme that has gained political importance yet has received relatively little attention in academia. The book is edited by Esther Schüring from Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences, and Markus Loewe from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), who is also co-convenor of our Social Protection Working Group. To the book

Thematic Focus: Social Protection
The Right to Protection of Forcibly Displaced Persons During the Covid-19 Pandemic
2021/08 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Brigitte Rohwerder

Alternative Routes to the Institutionalisation of Social Transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Political Survival Strategies and Transnational Policy Coalitions 2021/10 – Global Development Institute (GDI); World Development; Author(s): Tom Lavers, Sam Hickey

Targeting Versus Social Protection in Cash Transfers in the Philippines: Reassessing a Celebrated Case of Social Protection 2021/05 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Critical Social Policy; Author(s): Emma Lynn Dadap-Cantal, Andrew M. Fischer, Charmaine G. Ramos

The Politics of Temporary Protection Schemes: The Role of Mexico’s TVRH in Reproducing Precarity Among Central American Migrants
2021/07 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); research paper; Author(s): Carla Angulo-Pasel

The Politics of Social Protection in Nepal: State Infrastructural Power and Implementation of the Scholarship Programme 2021/03 – Global Development Institute (GDI); ESID Working Paper No. 167; Author(s): Uma Pradhan et al.

Reaching the Poorest and Most Vulnerable: Addressing Loss and Damage Through Social Protection 2021/06 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Mariza Aleksandrova, Cecilia Costella
More publications on social protection
Featured EADI Member: UNU-WIDER
The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research provides economic analysis and policy advice with the aim of promoting sustainable and equitable development for all.
Over the period 2019–23 UNU-WIDER research will focus on the interlinked development challenges of transforming economies, states, and societies.

In September 2021, the institute will be running its popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa, as a self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Read more Premium Members Publication Picks Climate Mobility and Development Cooperation
2021/07 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); Population and Environmen; Author(s): Robert Stojanov, Sarah Rosengaertner, Alex de Sherbinin, Raphael Nawrotzki

Farmers’ Rights and Digital Sequence Information: Crisis or Opportunity to Reclaim Stewardship Over Agrobiodiversity?
2021/08 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); Frontiers in Plant Science

(De)escalating Labour Conflicts in Global Production Networks. A Global Framework Agreement in the Garment Sector and Its Implementation in Bangladesh
2021/08 – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); research paper; Author(s): Jona Bauer Everyday Decolonialities of Feminist Publishing: A Social Cartography
2021/08 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); research paper; Author(s): Juliana Santos de Carvalho, Carolin Oliveria Beghelli

Demanding Power: Struggles Over Fuel Access in Nigeria
2021/08 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; research paper; Author(s): Martin Atela, Ayobami Ojebode, Omotade Aina et al.

Using Citizen Science Data to Monitor the Sustainable Development Goals: A Bottom-Up Analysis
2021/07 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Sustainability Science; Author(s): Laura Ballerini, Sylvia I. Bergh

Forest Livelihoods and a “Green Recovery” From the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights and Emerging Research Priorities From India
2021/07 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); Forest Policy and Economics 131; Author(s): Alark Saxena et al.

Read more about EADI Members
Jobs Research Manager ‘Impacts of Megatrends on Labour and Job Quality’
2021/08 – Higher Institute of Labour Studies (HIVA); Deadline: 22 August

Fellowship for Aspiring Researchers With Displacement Background
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Deadline 30 August

PhD Livelihoods and Transactional Sex in Humanitarian Crises’ in Colombia, Pakistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 31 August

Associate Professor of Environmental System Analysis
Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University (RUC); Deadline: 31 August

PhD in Circularity of Nutrients Between Rural and Urban Areas
Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University (RUC); Deadline: 1 September

Research Fellow for the GIGA Project « Explaining Middle-Power Engagement in External Regions » (Work Package « Iran »)
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Deadline: 1 September

Co-Ordinator – Legal Tools Team (Fluent in French)
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 3 September

Project Associate (GS-6)
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 4 September

Project Research Officer – BASIC (Better Assistance in Crises) Research Programme
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Deadline: 5 September

Lecturer in Global Development (Two Posts Available)
Global Development Institute (GDI); Deadline: 6 September

Senior Researcher – Legal Tools Team
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Deadline: 10 September

Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Field of Equity and Development
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Deadline: 15 September

Researcher in Development Economics in Project «  »Decent Work and GVC-Based Industrialization in Ethiopia »
Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna; Deadline: 19 September

PhD Studentship – REDEFINE: Reorienting Development: The Dynamics and Effects of Chinese Infrastructure Investment in Europe
Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); Deadline: 21 September

More jobs on the EADI Website Calls Call: Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Fellowship Programme
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline: Rolling call

Africa Thesis Award
African Studies Centre (ASC); Deadline: 31 August

Call for Papers: Eco-Creativity 2021: Art, Music, Ritual and Global Climate Politics
Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); Deadline: 7 September

Call for Contributions; 9th International DRM Workshop: Tax Expenditures and Domestic Revenue Mobilisation; Online, 9-11 November 2021 German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Deadline 20 September 2021 Call for Papers: 12th Conference on Model-Based Evidence on Innovation and Development (MEIDE)
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Deadline: 15 October

More calls on the EADI website Open Online Activities Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Women and Transport Inequalities
23 August, 11:30 am CEST; International Development Studies, University of Utrecht

Towards Sustainable and Fair Water Footprints: A Global Call to Action for COP26
26 August, 12.00 BST; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Online Lecture: Being in Time: The Experience of Nationhood
26 August, 18.00 CEST; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Sanitation, Hygiene and the New Normal
31 August, 11.00 BST; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

Online Event: If the Digital World Doesn’t Consider Gender Equality Is That Progress?
1 September, 14.00 BST; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Virtual Panel Discussion: 60 More Years? The Future of German Development Policy – A Contribution to the Global Common Good?
1 September, 14.00 CEST; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Moving From the Global to the Local: Co-Creation for Humanitarian Energy
Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR); 02 September, 10:30 GMT BST

More online offers by members on the EADI Website
  Opinions Blog: After the Market?—Capitalism’s Free Lunches
2021/08 – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP); blog post; Author(s): Victor Anderson

Blog: Dispelling the Single Story Humanitarian Narrative for Africa
2021/08 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; blog post; Author(s): Jeremy Allouche

Blog: How the West Went From Building Democracies to Containing Threats
2021/08 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); blog post; Author(s): Maria-Louise Clausen, Peter Albrecht

Blog: Risks for Mexico in the Renegotiation of Its FTA With the European Union
2021/08 – Transnational Institute (TNI); blog post; Author(s): Manuel Pérez-Rocha

Blog: Why Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Must Be Integrated Across the New Global Biodiversity Targets
2021/08 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Krystyna Swiderska

Blog: The Yazidi Genocide, Lack of Justice and Gender-Based Violence in Genocides
2021/08 – King’s Department of International Development (DID); blog post; Author(s): Camilla Østergaard Kristensen

Blog: Digitalisation as an Anti-Corruption Strategy: What Are the Integrity Dividends of Going Digital?
2021/08 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Carlos Santiso

Blog: Three Ways Conservation Can Change to Better Support People and Nature
2021/08 – International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD); blog post; Author(s): Claire Bracegirdle

Blog: Remote Sensing for Irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Promises and Pitfalls
2021/08 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): Jean-Philippe Venot

Blog: Re-Claiming Professional Collaboration for Teachers in Bangladesh
2021/07 – Development Policy and Practice, the Open University (DPP); blog post; Author(s): Shajedur Rahman

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website