EADI eNewsletter #7/1 2022 |  Crises of Inequality, Natural Resources & More

1st Issue July 2022
As the holiday season is approaching, it is getting quieter here at the EADI secretariat. We are busy preparing our next two larger events, the Regional Meeting and PhD Symposium for Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia with three more days left to submit proposals, and the EADI Directors’ Meeting in London early November.
Today’s blog sheds the light on people falling through the cracks in the wake of the Assam floods, and we’ve just uploaded the panel discussion at the launch of the EJDR special issue on social protection and social cohesion on our YouTube channel. Apart from the highlights, jobs and calls from our member community, our thematic focus is on natural resources today.
New on our Blog
Displaced as data in times of climate crisis: the shrieking silence of disaster-displacement in IndiaIn the light of the devastating floods in Assam, our latest blog post by ISS researcher Mausumi Chetia explores the situation of people affected by riverbank erosion: « Whereas flood is listed as a disaster by the State Disaster Response Fund which is used for relief distribution, erosion is not. But such dual policies at state and national levels make access to relief materials challenging for many erosion-affected people, while excluding many from long-term state rehabilitation. » Read the post
To the blog overview
Watch Now: EJDR Special Issue Panel Discussion
While there is substantial evidence of the effect of social protection on poverty, inequality and vulnerability, limited research has focused on societal and political outcomes so far. The special EJDR issue « Social Protection and Social Cohesion », edited by researchers from the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) and all open access, explores 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. Watch the launch panel discussion presenting the main results
UNRISD Invites Public Consultation on Flagship ReportUNRISD has published a preview of its new flagship report « Crises of Inequality: Shifting Power for a New Eco-Social Contract« , showing how inequalities and crises reinforce and compound each other, leading to extreme disparity, vulnerability and unsustainability. It argues that this is not the result of a broken system but one in which inequality and injustice are built in by design. In a global consultation process open until 29 July, UNIRSD invites analytical and substantive feedback from civil society, academia, national governments and others. Read more

The Effects of Major Economies’ PoliciesThe effects of major economies’ policies on climate action, food security and water in developing countriesThis ECDPM Discussion paper stresses that work in unison requires a better integration of policy interlinkages around the water-energy-food nexus in legislative and regulatory impact assessments, followed by a reorientation of financial flows. Yet, the foreign policies of developed countries and emerging economies also need to create an enabling environment for low-income, vulnerable countries by reducing their external footprints. Read more

Welcome to CISAD, our new Member in Poland!We warmly welcome the Centre for International Studies and Development at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, to the EADI Family. CISAD is our only member in Poland at the moment and will also be participating in our upcoming Regional Meeting and PhD Symposium for Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. CISAD was established in 2019 in response to the need to internationalize the University and create a space for the integration of Polish and international students. The starting point was the launch of theInternational Security and Development programme, which has been attracting over 250 applications from more than 40 countries and all continents. Read more

Thematic Focus:
Natural ResourcesNatural resource governance in light of the 2030 Agenda: the case of competition for groundwater in Azraq, Jordan
Ines Dombrowsky, Ramona Hägele, Lukas Behrenbeck, Thomas Bollwein, Mirjana Köder, Daniel Oberhauser, Ronja Schamberger, Majd Al-Naber, Marwan Al-Raggad, Elias Salameh – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Does China control Arctic mineral raw materials
Patrik Andersson, Per Kalvig – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

From extractivism to global extractivism: the evolution of an organizing concept 
The Journal of Peasant Studies  –  Christopher W. Chagnon et al. – Development Studies at the University of HelsinkiHard facts and envIRONmental impacts. An overview of the global iron and steel sector
Karin Küblböck, Bernhard Tröster, Michael Eigner – Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE)
Mineralized Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century: Becoming Urban through Mining Extraction
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research  –  Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Katherine V. Gough, Jesper Bosse Jønsson, Crispin Kinabo, Michael Clarke Shand, Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, Paul W.K. Yankson – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)
 Premium Members Publication PicksManfred Max-Neef’s model of human needs understood as a practical toolkit for supporting societal transitions
Des Gasper – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Growth with Adjectives: Global Poverty and Inequality after the Pandemic
Center for Global Development Working Paper  –  Christopher Hoy, Andy Sumner – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

The European Green Deal and the war in Ukraine: Addressing crises in the short and long term
Gabriela Ileana Iacobuţă, Alexia Faus Onbargi, Nathalie Bolduc, Adis Dzebo, Niels Keijzer, Daniele Malerba, Damien Barchiche, Nicolas Berghmans et al. – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Urban rail implementation in emerging economies: an opportunity for industrial development and technological learning?
Emmanuel Theodore Asimeng – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)« A storm is blowing in from paradise »: political ecologies in Latin America and why they matter now
Susanna B. Hecht – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Conference Synthesis: « Human Rights and Development »
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Access to Covid-19 Vaccines and Concerns of Returnee Migrant Workers in Lao PDR During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Sychareun, Vanphanom Nouanthong, Phonethipsavanh Thongmyxay, Souksamone Phimmavong, Chandavieng et al. – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Syrian Refugees in Istanbul and Gaziantep: Comparative Findings on Settlement, Livelihood and Support
Ahmet Içduygu, Souad Osseiran – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)
 Read more about EADI Members
Online-Course: Vocational Education and Training (VET) between Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development
12-16 September 2022  –  ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL)
Joint PhD research school on global challenges at Makerere University. Kampala 28 November – 9 December 2022 with a hub in Bergen
Application deadline: 30 September  –  UiB Global University of Bergen

See more courses and trainings on the EADI websiteOpinions“Zeitenwende”: The heat is on!
Sven Grimm – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
How has Covid-19 shaped the engagement of research with policy and practice in Low and Middle Income Countries?
Peter Taylor, Sophie Marsden, Daniela Toale, Lucy Lawrenson – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
The global inequality boomerang
Ravi Kanbur, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez, Andy Sumner – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)
The expanding threat to food security in least developed countries
Brendan Vickers et al. – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC
Strengthening the European Green Deal at mid-term: rebalancing policies, increasing implementation
Nicolas Berghmans & Sébastien Treyer – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)
Metals for the global energy transition
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
SDGs failing to have meaningful impact, research warns
Frank Biermann, Thomas Hickmann, Carole-Anne Sénit & Yixian Sun – Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS)
Index-based agricultural insurance to address smallholder vulnerabilities to climate change: A look at ‘sustainability through design’
Brittany Bunce – Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID)
Africa’s infrastructure reveal many shades of competition and contests that can influence continent’s future
Gilead Teri – Global Development Institute (GDI)
How women leaders are getting better social protection for the vulnerable
Ritu Bharadwaj & Daljeet Kaur – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Why are fences so provoking?
Marie Ladekjær Gravesen – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
See more blogs and opinion pieces on the EADI websiteCallsConference 2022 | Extended Deadline! Call for Papers
Deadline extended to: 22 July 2022 – Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet)
Call-for-Papers for Special Issue and Workshop in Sheffield, 12-13 January 2023: The ‘West’ and the ‘Rising Powers’: Coloniality and contestation at the crossroads of just energy transitions
Deadline: 10 August 2022 –  Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID)
Renforcer les capacités de recherche en Afrique francophone
Deadline: 28 August – Global Development Network

See more calls on the EADI websiteJobsAssociate Professor and Director – Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC)
International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD) – Deadline: 18 July 2022
Post-Doc Researcher (Salary Level TVL 13/100%)
Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI) – Deadline: 22 July 2022
Head of Communications
UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology UNU-MERIT – Deadline: 24 July 2022
Associate Professor in Climate Change Practice
University of Leeds – Deadline: 29 July 2022
Post-Doctoral Researcher (overseas)
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 01 August 2022
Doctoral scholarship: Questioning legitimacy in the responsible cobalt assemblage
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB) – Deadline: 08 August 2022
Mid/Senior level Specialist Governance of Digital Infrastructures
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) – Deadline: 14 August 2022
Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Project « Transfer for Transformation (T4T) »
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) – Deadline: 14 August 2022
Post-Doctoral Researcher (International Tax)
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 21 August 2022
Senior Researcher in the NAI African Scholar Programme 2023
Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) – Deadline: 29 August 2022
Institute of International Relations (IIR) – Deadline: 30 September 2022

See more jobs on the EADI website