EADI eNewsletter #12 I Research Partnerships, China, Migration & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).Is this email not displaying correctly?
View this email in your browser
Issue December 2021


We’d like to start our last newsletter this year with a heads-up for our very first event in 2022: don’t miss Benoît Falisse from the University of Edinburgh discuss Citizens Committees and Local Elites in Burundi on 19 January, based on a paper in our journal, the EJDR. For the time being, we’ve got two new blog posts for you, one on decolonising North-South research partnerships and one on the pros and cons of social impact bonds. And, being extremely worried by the devastating situation of refugees at the European borders, we’ve joined more than 100 organisations in an open call on the EU. Apart from our usual calls, vacancies, events and opinion picks, our thematic focus is on migration this time, not to forget the special issue on China as today’s highlight.From our BlogSome steps for decolonising international research-for-development partnerships »To truly decolonise research », write the authors of this post, « it is necessary to decolonise every aspect of it – including the way in which we collaborate internationally. » In a session at the recent EADI/ISS conference, they discussed possible ways for decolonising the research ecosystem, process and outputs. They particularly suggest to approach North-South partnerships as a process which « starts with decentralised, inclusive, and democratic agenda setting, followed by resource allocation that acknowledges the indispensable and complementary contributions of all partners. » Read the post
Social Impact Bonds: Doing Real Good or a Wolf in a Sheep’s Clothing?Our latest blog post this year explores the up- and downsides of social impact bonds which are designed as a results-based funding mechanism where private investors fund some or all upfront costs of a social oriented intervention. If the intervention successfully delivers the pre-agreed outcomes for the recipients, investors recover their investment plus a return, normally paid by a central or local government. However, critics say, that they are not only too expensive, but also might « diffuse the need for more structural approaches to solving major societal problems. » Read the post
To the blog overview
EU: Restore Rights and Values at Europe’s Borders!
EADI is one of the signatories of the joint declaration by more than 100 civil society and professional organisations working on asylum, migration, humanitarian assistance and human rights initiated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles: « We are shocked by the continuing humanitarian crisis at the borders between the EU and Belarus which causes immense suffering and has led to the deaths of at least ten people. While we fully condemn the actions of Belarus, we urge a response from the EU, the EU’s Member States, and all relevant European and international organisations that is in line with EU and international legal obligations and with standards of common decency. » Read and share the full statement
Featured EADI Member:  Global Challenges, Bergen
The University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, works specifically to promote interdisciplinary research on migration, health and inequality, as key themes within its strategic initiative on global challenges. The three themes are closely linked but can also stand alone. Several faculties have established high quality research within these themes, and the University seeks to further develop this research in an interdisciplinary setting. Read more
Bergen Summer Research School 2022:Understanding and addressing inequality, Online, 7-17 June 2022The annual Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) is an interdisciplinary venue for PhD students who want to explore some of the greatest challenges of our time. This summer, six parallel disciplinary courses will focus on key global challenges, including climate change and mobility; governance and inequality; economic experiments in developing countries; higher education and the arts; food security; and gender, justice and environmental crises. Apply by 1 February!
Highlight: China and International Development
IDS Bulletin: China and International Development: Knowledge, Governance, and PracticeChina’s global engagement with the developing world is changing rapidly in an era where ‘traditional’ aid discourses and the practices of new ‘emerging powers’ in development cooperation are evolving. As the largest South–South cooperation (SSC) provider and the second largest economy in the world, China’s development activities overseas have spurred intense debate over its role as a rising power in international development. This issue  brings together studies of the primary institutions and policies that are guiding China’s activities in development cooperation Read more
Thematic focus: Migration

Emotional Introspection: The Politics and Challenges of Contemporary Migration Research
2021/11 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); In: Research Methodologies and Ethical Challenges in Digital Migration Studies; Author(s): Ninna Nyberg SørensenEmail author

Beyond Here and There: (Re)conceptualising Migrant Journeys and the ‘In- Between’
2021/12 – Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR); Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; Author(s): Heaven Crawley and Katharine Jones

Temporal Governance, Protection Elsewhere and the ‘Good’ Refugee: A Study of the Shrinking Scope of Asylum Within the UK
2021/11 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Jessica Schultz, Esra Kaytaz

Development Aid Is Unlikely to Reduce Migration From Africa Migration: Aid and Economic Progress 2021/11 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); briefing paper; Author(s): Hans Lucht, Lars Engberg-Pedersen & Ida Marie Savio VammenForced Migration Review: Externalisation
2021/12 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Issue 68; Author(s): Odid

Commonplace and Out-of-Place Diversities in London and Tokyo: Migrant- Run Eateries as Intercultural Third Places
2021/12 – Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR); Comparative Migration Studies; Author(s): Susanne Wessendorf & James Farrer

Community Engagement in Pastoralist Areas: Lessons From the Public Dialogue Process for a New Refugee Settlement in Turkana, Kenya
2021/12 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice; Author(s): Cory Rodgers

Digitalization in Displacement Contexts: Technology and the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees
2021/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Charles Martin-ShieldsMore publications on migrationPremium Members Publication PicksIndustrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa. Seizing Opportunities in Global Value Chains
2021/11 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Kaleb G. Abreha, Woubet Kassa, Emmanuel K. K. Lartey, Taye A. Mengistae, Solomon Owusu, Albert G. Zeufack

Importing Export Zones: Processes and Impacts of Replicating a Chinese Model of Urbanization in Rural South India
2021/11 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Urban Geography; Author(s): Charlotte Goodburn, Jan Knoerich

The Preserving Effect of Social Protection on Social Cohesion in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence From Kenya
2021/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Christoph Strupat

One Health as a Pillar for a Transformative Pandemic Treaty 
2021/11 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); research paper; Author(s): Arne Ruckert, Carlos Gonçalo das Neves, John Amuasi et al.

Beyond Access: Gender and Transport Justice in Davao City, Philippines
2021/12 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); research paper; Author(s): Roselle L.K. RiveraHistoricising Global Nutrition: Critical Reflections on Contested Pasts and Reimagined Futures
2021/11 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; BMJ Global Health; Author(s): Erica Nelson

Supporting Gender Equality in Post-Conflict Contexts 
2021/12 – Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gGmbH (DEval); research paper; Author(s): Sabine Brüntrup-Seidemann, Verena Gantner, Angela Heucher, Ida Wiborg

Do European Media Ignore Female Politicians? A Comparative Analysis of MP Visibility
2021/11 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); West European Politics; Author(s): Daphne J. van der Pas

Angola After dos Santos: Change and Continuity
2021/11 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); research paper; Author(s): Vegard Bye, Paulo Inglês, Aslak Orre

The Role of Low- and Middle-Income Countries in the Circular Economy Transition of the Netherlands and the EU
2021/12 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Nadia Ashraf, Jeske van Seters
 Read more about EADI Members

Postdoctoral Researcher for Project « Protest Groups in the Aftermath of Mass Protest Campaigns Against the State » 
Institute for Development and Peace (INEF); Deadline: 14 January 2022

More jobs on the EADI Website


Blog: Decoloniality and the New Ethics of Climate and Nature
2021/12 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); blog post; Author(s): Jess Auerbach

Opinion: Why COP26 Failed on Fossil Fuels
2021/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; Author(s): Freddie Daley

Blog: From COP26 to the Africa Europe Summit: Accept to Face Critical Asymmetries or Put the Nascent Partnership at Risk
2021/12 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); blog post; Author(s): Sébastien Treyer, Chukwumerije Okereke

Blog: COP26: A Tale of Two Conferences
2021/12 – Global Development Institute (GDI); blog post; Author(s): Aoife Devaney

Blog: Sustainable Brands on Black Friday: What Do Consumers Perceive as Authentic?
2021/12 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Nina Böntgen, Sara Derse & Meike Janssen

Blog: How the New German Government Could Shape European Development Policy
2021/12 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); blog post; Author(s): Svea Koch, Aline Burni

Blog: “A Little Less Unsustainable Is Not the Same as Sustainable” – Why Including Fossil Gas and Nuclear Power Will Harm the EU Taxonomy
2021/12 – Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); blog post; Author(s): Andreas Rasche

Opinion: German Compensation to Namibia Puts Pressure on Other Former Colonial Rulers
2021/12 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); Author(s): Johan Sävström

Blog: Least Developed Countries Cannot Afford to Strand Their Assets, Given Their Development Challenges
2021/11 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); blog post; Author(s): Paul Akiwumi

Opinion: Eighty Years of Uninterrupted Male Leadership at the UN Is Not an Accident or a Coincidence; It Is Intentional.
2021/12 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); Author(s): Veronika Tywuschik-Sohlström, Annika Östman & Maritza Chan

Blog: Agriculture Development Projects Weak on Women’s Empowerment
2021/12 – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI); blog post; Author(s): Johan Sävström

Blog: From Sub-Saharan Africa to Viet Nam and Ecuador, How One Model Is Used to Improve Social Protection
2021/12 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); blog post; Author(s): Gemma Wright & Michael Noble

Blog: We Interviewed 150 Women Migrants – Revealing How Their Journeys Involve Peril at Every Turn
2021/12 – United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); blog post; Author(s): Katie Kuschminder

Blog: Research on the Pandemic, in the Pandemic: How Does a Project Adjust to Changing Needs in the Field?
2021/12 – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); blog post; Author(s): Melissa Gatter

Opinion: “Dual Training Has Been Well-Received in Benin but Roll-Out Has Been Slow.”
2021/12 – ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL); Author(s): Rubain Bankole

More blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI websiteCallsCall for Papers: Petropolitics in the Countries of the South2021/11 – Institut d’études du développement de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 (IEDES); Deadline: 13 December
Call: Request for Research Proposals Economic Transformation Database 
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 31 January

Call for Papers: Africa-Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives2021/11 – Seminar für Wissenschaftliche Politik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg; Deadline: 31 January 2022
Call for Papers: IEA-WIDER Joint Panels at the 2022 WIDER Development Conference in Bogota 
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Deadline: 15 February 2022

More calls on the EADI website

Open Online Activities
Online Conference: Sanctions and Africa: An International Law and Politics Conference
9-10 December; Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR)

Launch of Green Industrial Policy in the Age of Rare Metals
10 December 14.00 CET; International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Book Talk: The Long Game: How China Negotiates With India
13 December, 14.00 CET; German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Public Debt After the Pandemic: Some Burning Questions
13 December, 17.00 CETö Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Experiences and Learning From an IKudu Collaborative Online International Learning Exchange
14 December, 12.00 GMT; Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR)

Project Launch: Megatrends Africa 
14 December, 15.00 CET; German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Fiscal Policies for the Fisheries Sector in Selected African Countries
14 December, 15.00 CET; Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI)

The Resilience of the Eastern Partnership: The Role of the Visegrad Countries
14 December, 16:00 CET; Institute of International Relations (IIR)

Understanding the Crisis in Bosnia Herzegovina
14 December, 17.00 GMT; Maynooth University Social Science Institute (MUSSI)

Book Launch: Anti-Gender Campaigns and the Politics of Violence Against Women in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond
14 December, 17.00 CET; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Negotiating a Pandemic Treaty: What’s at Stake?
14 December, 17.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

The 21st Century Development Journey: Is Service-Led Growth the Way Forward?
15 December, 13.00 CET; Graduate Institute (IHEID)

COVID-19 and the Global South – Perspectives and Challenges Presentation of the ÖFSE Flagship Report
15 December, 17.00 CET; Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE)

Fundamental Economic Structure and Structural Change in Regional Economies: Concept and Applications
16 December, 12.00 CET; United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)

Realist Evaluation of mHealth
16 December, 13.00 GMT; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton

More online offers by members on the EADI Website