EADI eNewsletter #5/2 2023 | New EADI President and Executive Committee, Book, Internship & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
 2nd Issue May 2023EditorialAfter the election of a new EADI President and Executive Committee last week we look forward to cooperating with all the new and old Executive Committee Members to strengthen Development Studies in these challenging times with our focus on our networking with the associations of the global South, engaging with policy and advocacy debates, and supporting the next generation of researchers. And there’s much more to announce from our side today: two virtual events you shouldn’t miss, a new open access book in our Global Development series, and, last but not least, an internship opportunity at our secretariat. Not to forget our latest publication picks, calls, jobs and training opportunities from our member community.

New EADI President and Executive Committee

Last week was an exciting moment for EADI: the General Assembly which meets every three years elected Andy Sumner from King’s College, London, as new EADI President, and also a new Executive Committee, a new Deputy President, three Vice-Presidents, and a new treasurer.
While we welcome our new committee, our thanks go to the members of our previous Executive Committee for their time, effort, and dedication they gave to EADI. We would also like to thank our previous President Henning Melber for six years of tireless engagement for EADI, his enthusiasm and good leadership, and express our gratitude for Jürgen Wiemann for 25 years of commitment to EADI as Deputy President, and for Uma Kothari and Laura Camfield who have acted as Vice Presidents for many years and always enriched the association with their ideas. Read more
New Blog Series: Debt and Green Transition

Debt and green transition: An Introduction
« This post introduces a blog series where multiple authors explore the role of debt as one of the most popular financial tools behind the ‘green transition’. Green and sustainability bonds, green microfinance, insurance and loan-enabled ‘loss and damage’ finance, are but a few of many variations of the governance logic, which uses debt to ‘green’ the economic system, while at the same time fuelling the financial and economic structures that lead to ecological destruction and a breakdown of social cohesion in the first place. If debt is so key, it must first of all be understood in its legal or financial construction and, more importantly, in the material and ideological implications that its use produces and consolidates. Read more
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Upcoming EADI Events (Online)

30 May, 15.00 CESTWhy Climate Change Disasters are Governance Disasters: the Case of Pakistan’s 2022 Floods
The recent devastating floods in Pakistan were also a disaster of both internal and external governance, argues Shandana Khan Mohmand from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). She will look at the underlying politics and structures and explore what it might take to get the governance of disaster and crisis management right. Read more and register

15 June, 11:00-12.30 and 13.00-14.30 CESTKnowledge Exchange Session on Pedagogical Innovations in International Development
Anke Schwittay from the University of Sussex will present the outlines of a critical-creative pedagogy she has developed in response to her own students often feeling disillusioned and cynical when encountering hyper-critical teaching. in the afternoon workshop, participants will be invited to apply this to their own pedagogical practices. Read more and register
New EADI Open Access Book

Civil Society Responses to Changing Civic Spaces
This book, part of the EADI Global Development Series, addresses the implications of changing civic spaces for civil society organizations worldwide, and contributes to a better understanding of the conceptualizations and practices of civil society. While the contribution of civil society for democratization and development is seen as more important than ever, civil society actors promoting inclusion and diversity are experiencing increasing pressure and constraints on their space of action. Read more
Opportunity: Internship at the EADI Secretariat

We seek highly motivated, pro-active and experienced candidates for an internship at the EADI Secretariat in Bonn. The candidate will be expected to support the planning and implementation of a series of scientific events in 2024 and 2025 on the occasion of the 50th birthday of the organisation. These are virtual and in person events, smaller conferences, and communication activities dedicated to topics in Development Studies. Apply by 01 July 2023. Read more
New EJDR Issue & Open Access Articles

The June issue of our journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR), is out and can be browsed here.
You can check the latest open access articles here, e.g.
University-Based Researchers as Knowledge Brokers for Climate Policies and Action
Improving Scaling Performance in Research for Development: Learning from a Realist Evaluation of the Scaling Readiness Approach
Mixed Methods Research in Global Development Studies: State-Sponsored Resettlement Schemes in Ethiopia
Highlight: Open Access Report

Intersectionality: Experiences, views and visions for change
In this 65th Development Dialogue by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, 25 authors share experiences, reflect on globally diverse contexts and strive to deepen the understanding of intersectional approaches, while recognising the persistence of multiple forms of discrimination in 13 articles. This collection aims to create a better understanding of intersectional approaches and methods in policy and practice. 
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Featured EADI Member: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)

CMI is an independent development research institute in Norway. With a staff of 100 people, it addresses issues that shape global developments and generates knowledge that can be used to fight poverty, advance human rights, and promote sustainable social development. The institute, a premium member of EADI, has just released a series of briefs all around youth in Africa: 
Moving Uganda’s national development planning to the grassroots: What’s in it for youth?
Shutting down social media, shutting out the youth?
Jobs for youth in fragile transitions: Ethiopia’s Youth Revolving Fund
Poorly designed youth employment programmes will boost the insurgency in Mozambique
The risk of authoritarian renewal in Zimbabwe: Understanding ZANU-PF youth
See more CMI publications
Thematic Focus: Digitalisation
Are Digital and Traditional Financial Services Taxed the Same? A Comprehensive Assessment of Tax Policies in Nine African Countries
Hannelore Niesten – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

A Connectivity Package for the EU: considerations on digital strategic autonomy
Judith Arnal & Raquel Jorge Ricart – Real Instituto Elcano

Tech for Democracy: Learnings from the Year of Action
Adam Moe Fejerskov, Trine Rosengren Pejstrup, Alma Tjalve – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Gendered implications of the waves of COVID-19 and economic upgrading trajectories in digital value chains. Insights from Kenyan agricultural platforms
Aarti Krishnan, Monica Nganga, Tim Foster – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Global approaches to digital sovereignty: Competing definitions and contrasting policy
Melody Musoni, Poorva Karkare, Chloe Teevan, Ennatu Domingo – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Digital de-industrialization, global value chains, and structural transformation. Empirical evidence from low- and middle-income countries
Karishma Banga, Pankhury Harbansh, Surendar Singh – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Steering science, technology and innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals
Tommaso Ciarli et al. – UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology UNU-MERIT

 Premium Members Publication Picks
Migrant Academics’ Narratives of Precarity and Resilience in Europe
Open access book – Olga Burlyuk, Ladan Rahbari (eds.) – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Interactive tool: Mapping the African Governance Architecture
Nneka Okechukwu, Martin Ronceray – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Exploring Europe’s external migration policy mix: on the interactions of visa, readmission, and resettlement policies
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies – Mathias Czaika, Marta Bivand Erdal, Cathrine Talleraas – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

The role of social protection in environmental fiscal reforms
Daniele Malerba – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Multiple meanings of “equitable food systems”: food systems and discursive politics of change
Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems – Greta Juskaite*, Ruth Haug – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

Carbon taxation and greenflation: evidence from Europe and Canada
Journal of the European Economic Association – Maximilian Konradt, Beatrice Weder di Mauro – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

The Role of Small and Medium Industries in the Heritage Identity in Iraq: A Case Study of Bashiqa Town
Wafaa Khuder – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Read more about EADI Members
Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development
Deadline: 15 June 2023 for non-EU applicants, 15 July 2023 for EU applicants  –  UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology UNU-MERIT

Science and Technology Diplomacy Summer School, 3-7 July 2023, Barcelona
Application deadline: 15 June 2023  –  Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES) Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES)

See more courses and trainings on the EADI website

To prepare for the next pandemic we must put social and political realities centre stage
Melissa Leach, Hayley MacGregor – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The dangerously optimistic global climate finance agenda: why blended financing and domestic resource mobilization won’t help close the climate finance gap
Sara Murawski, Rens van Tilburg, Anna Ghilardi – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

How effective is the UN’s development support?
Max-Otto Baumann – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

A love letter to Sudan
Åse Johanne Roti Dahl – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Imagining a postgrowth world
Tim Jackson – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

How WhatsApp can help you assess the impact your projects
Emma Heywood – Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD)

International justice and the environment: Analysis of the request for an advisory opinion to the International Court of Justice
Marta Torre-Schaub – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

South Africa’s energy crisis: could it mean lights out for the ANC?
Henning Melber, Patience Mususa – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

Call for Contributions | SSE&Commons2023. Social and Solidarity Economy and the Commons Decolonizing the Solidarity Economy and Commons: Enacting the “Pluriverse”
Deadline: 31 May 2023 – Centre for African and Development Studies CESA-ISEG

Call for Applications: MECAM Long-Term Fellowships 2023–2026
Deadline: 31 May 2023 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Call for papers – Reckoning with the past and imagining the futures of development research and practice.19th Development Dialogue PhD conference, 13 and 14 November 2023 (hybrid)
Deadline: 10 June 2023 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Call for Papers: Europe in US-China rivalry
Deadline: 15 June 2023 – Global Development Institute (GDI)
See more calls on the EADI website

Three research assistants (f/m/divers) Transformation of Political (Dis-)order
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) – Deadline: 31 May 2023

Postdoctoral researcher in systemic/global agriculture on agroecology
Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) – Deadline: 01 June 2023

Research Assistant position ‘Addressing Social Equity in African Climate Adaptation (agriculture and food systems)’
Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) – Deadline: 11 June 2023

See more job offers on the EADI websiteClimate action is being held back by ‘hidden handbrakes’
Tom Mitchell – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The elephant in the room: In-donor refugee costs
OECD Development Centre OECD/DC

See more blogs and opinions on the EADI website