EADI eNewsletter #5/2 2022 | Call for Panels, Labour Hierarchies & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
2nd Issue May 2022


Today we are excited to announce that the call for panels for our next general conference, jointly organised with the Centre for African and Development Studies (CeSA) in Lisbon, is now open. And after the great success of our very first joint podcast with King’s Department of International Development we are also excited to offer you the second episode on labour hierarchies. Our journal, the EJDR, is also very active these days with two events early next month: the information event for early career researchers on 9 June and the launch of the special issue on social protection and social cohesion on 15 June. Our latest blog post sheds the light on the health-energy-nexus, particularly in Africa, and our thematic focus is on food an agriculture today.

Call for Panels for our 2023 General Conference
« Towards New Rhythms of Development » is the title of our next general conference which will take place from 10 to 13 July 2023 in a hybrid format in Lisbon, Portugal, and is kindly hosted by the Centre for African and Development Studies (CeSA).
The development landscape has never been static but in these times of uncertainty and insecurity, we are witnessing ever more profound shifts in global relations, inequalities, and forms of exclusion. The Lisbon conference aims to illuminate the various causes and manifestations of these current unprecedented challenges and to explore and map ‘new rhythms of development’. As in our 2021 joint conference with ISS, we are inviting different panel formats. Application deadline is 04 September 2022. Please feel free to spread the call as far and wide as possible! To the call

New Podcast Episode on Labour Hierarchies
Join us to reflect on some key contemporary issues surrounding work and migration, including the role of gender and imperialism: In the second episode of our podcast series, our colleague Basile Boulay and King’s College’s Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven speak to Rosa Abraham (Azim Premji University, India) and Lucia Pradella (King’s College, London, UK) about their respective work on the Indian labour market and the political economy of work in the Mediterranean region. Read more and listen

New on our Blog: The Health-Energy-Nexus
How off-grid energy can play a vital role in quality healthcare provision in Sub-Saharan Africa « Especially in rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa, health facilities have by no means stable energy supply in many cases. Today, UN Development predicts that 25% of health facilities are without access to electricity at all while 28% face regular power outages in this region of the world » write Jonas Bauhof and Callistus Agbaam. Off-grid systems appear to be the most feasible solution, but although their potential benefits are enormous, they usually entail some initial investment cost. Read the post
To the blog overview

15 June: EJDR Special Issue Launch Panel Discussion
Social Protection and Social Cohesion
Join us for this online panel discussion jointly organised with the German Development Institute (DIE): The upcoming special issue of the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) includes focuses how social protection contributes to social cohesion – that is vertical and horizontal trust in society, inclusive identity and cooperation for the common good – but also how social cohesion affects the implementation and effectiveness of social protection programmes. Read more and register

EJDR Open Access Articles on Social Cohesion
More than the Sum of Its Parts: Donor-Sponsored Cash-for-Work Programmes and Social Cohesion in Jordanian Communities Hosting Syrian Refugees
Social Protection and Social Cohesion in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Kenya
The Effects of Social Protection and Social Cohesion on the Acceptability of Climate Change Mitigation Policies: What Do We (Not) Know in the Context of Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Can Integrated Social Protection Programmes Affect Social Cohesion? Mixed-Methods Evidence from Malawi? The EJDR is EADI’s Journal. Read it now!

Highlight: Unpacking New Climate Wars
Actors and Drivers of Conflict in the Sahel As violence and insecurity increase in the Sahel, understanding the main causes and drivers of conflicts is of growing importance. In policy circles, the idea that climate change is causing violence and displacement is increasingly articulated in the popularised term of ‘climate wars’. This report by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) nuances this mainstream idea by arguing that violence and conflict in the Sahel are caused not by climate change, but by the presence of armed groups, jihadist insurgencies and military interventions with diverging political and ideological agendas. Read more

Featured EADI Member: AFD
Agence Française de Développement
The AFD Group implements France’s policy in the areas of development and international solidarity. The Group includes Agence Française de Développement (AFD), which finances the public sector and NGOs, as well as research and education in sustainable development. Recently, AFD has published a series of papers about the effects of COVID-19 in the Middle East:
Social Safety Nets and Food Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19: Selected MENA Countries
Populations’ Behavior Toward Covid-19 Safety Measures: Evidence from Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia Mental Health and Gender Inequality in the MENA Region: An Analysis of Shock Related Factors Within the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

More AFD Publications
Thematic Focus: Food and Agriculture
What evidence exists on the effects of public policy interventions for achieving environmentally sustainable food consumption? A systematic map protocol
Environmental Evidence; Biljana Macura, Ylva Ran, U. Martin Persson, Assem Abu Hatab, Malin Jonell, Therese Lindahl , Elin Röös – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

Reviving agricultural advisory and extension services in sub-Saharan Africa
Christophe Rigourd, Patrick Dugue – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Social Safety Nets and Food Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19: Selected MENA Countries
Amira El-Shal, Eman Moustafa, Nada Rostom, Yasmine Abedelfattah – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Agriculture, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction
17 May 2022  –  Mats Hårsmar – Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA)

Beyond the ‘Feminization of Agriculture’: Rural out-migration, shifting gender relations and emerging spaces in natural resource management
Journal of Rural Studies; Stephanie Leder

Constructing practice-oriented futures for sustainable urban food policy in Bangkok 
Futures; Kanang Kantamaturapoj, Steven R. McGreevy, Natapol Thongplew et al. –
Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM)

  Premium Members Publication Picks
Sustaining Existing Social Protection Programmes During Crises: What Do We Know? How Can We Know More?
Rachel Slater – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Logistical futures and the Arabian Peninsula
Dialogues in Human Geography; Rafeef Ziadah – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

Clean energy access: gender disparity, health, and labor supply
Anjali P. Verma, Imelda – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Trading for speculators: The role of physical actors in the financialization of coffee, cocoa and cotton value chains
Bernhard Tröster, Ulrich Gunter – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE) Mundane existential struggles in a changing climate
Saymore Ngonidzashe Kativu (ed.) – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Harvesting consent: South Asian tea plantation workers’ experience of Fairtrade certification
The Journal of Peasant Studies; Karin Astrid Siegemann – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Policy Brief: Evaluation from the Bird´s-Eye View: Innovative Use of Remote Sensing Techniques
Gerald Leppert, Malte Lech, Saman Ghaffarian, Norman Kerle – German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) Read more about EADI Members
Call for Papers: PEGNet conference « Addressing Fragility and Conflict in Developing Countries », Kampala, Uganda, 1-2 September 2022
Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet) – Deadline: 15 June 2022
Open call for short-term scientific missions
Global Partnership Network (GPN) – Deadline: 15 June
Call for Papers – Interdisciplinary Conference on Democracy and Finance, Geneva, 16-17 February 2023
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) -Deadline: 10 June

See more calls on the EADI Website  

Confronting structural inequalities in South-North research collaborations
Lorenzo Cotula – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Youth aspiring towards the African dream
Robert Okello – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
Powerful EU support to Ukraine would defeat Russian war aims
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Sudan’s Russian turn
Munzoul Assal – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)
Mental health crisis deepened in India during COVID-19, especially for women
Sanchari Roy – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)
The Politics of Distributing Social Transfers: State Capacity and Political Contestation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Tom Lavers – Global Development Institute (GDI)
How COVID-19 revealed the politics of our economy
Will Davies et al. – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)
Closing the municipal finance gap for migrants and refugees
Samer Saliba – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC

See more blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI website


Making Trade Policy Inclusive (online)
Short Course, 9-30 June – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

See more courses and trainings on the EADI website

Departmental Lecturer in Development Studies
Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House (ODID) – Deadline: 23 May 2022

G5 Researcher
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Deadline: 25 May 2022

Researcher (f/m/diverse) Sustainable Global Supply Chains
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) – Deadline: 29 May 2022

PhD Student / Research Assistant: “De-blackboxing the Production of Expert Knowledge in Global Governance”
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) – Deadline: 05 June 2022

Postdoctoral researcher “Circular City Challenge” Project, 26 months
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS) – Deadline: 06 June 2022

Associate Programme Officer (NPSA), Pretoria, South Africa
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) – Deadline: 07 June 2022

Wangari Maathai Visiting Professorship Program
Global Partnership Network (GPN) – Deadline: 15 June 2022

Two research assistants (f/m/diverse), MENA project
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) – Deadline: 15 June 2022

PHD Scholarship ‘Worker flows, job-to-job transitions and labour market fluidity’
Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA) – Deadline: 19 June 2022

See more jobs on the EADI website