EADI eNewsletter #9/1 2023 | What is a Development Research Project? Remaking the Urban & More

1st Issue September 2023
This time we invite you to register for next month’s distinguished guest lecture on resettlement colonies and urban marginality in India and to a new EADI Working Group! We can announce that the last plenary video from our recent Lisbon conference is up for rewatching, and we’ve published two new blog posts over the last two weeks: one makes the case for rethinking development research project designs to achieve more equal grounds between Northern and Southern researchers. The other explores the role of green finance for phasing out fossil fuel-derived virgin plastics. In line with the new and alarming update on the transgression of six planetary boundaries, our thematic focus is on green economy today.
From our Blog

What Is a “Development” Research Project? Transforming Ideas of Development through Development Research

“How can research projects be strategically designed to challenge the North-South Divide?”, ask the authors of our latest blog post. Further to reexamining the equitability of research partnerships, they come up with seven very practical proposals to help rethinking study designs in relation to empirical data, methods and theory. As a staring point, they suggest to appreciate knowledge that already exists locally and to critically exame and challenge when and why cases from the North and South tend to be treated differently. Read more

Why might Green Finance and Sustainable Blended Finance be needed under the Global Plastic Treaty? « The proposed global plastic treaty seeks to end plastic pollution by regulating the entire lifecycle of plastics. To end global plastic pollution and decarbonize the global plastic economy, financial flows that fuel the global plastic industry must truly be tailored towards transitioning away from the current models of economic development, consumption, and overreliance on fossil fuel-derived virgin plastics – considering that 98 percent of plastics produced globally are fossil fuel-derived. This will require a 360-degree shift from the current mode of financing in the global plastic industry that encourages overreliance on fossil-fuel feedstock » Read more
To the blog overview
New EADI Working Group
SDG localization and global cooperation in theory and practice This Working Group aims to understand the importance of the prioritization of strategies and practices on SDG localization, to analyze, evaluate and recommend new ways of working towards territorial approaches to sustainable development and development cooperation tailored to the specific local contexts in a comparative perspective. Read more 
In this distinguished guest lecture (online), Karen Coelho will discuss how “Resettlement colonies” – sites of mass formal low-income housing – have emerged on metropolitan peripheries across India over the past two decades, redefining the social geographies and institutional practices of urban marginality. Built on lands of low economic value (flood-prone, hazardous or polluted), they house a concentration of vulnerable urban populations – informal workers or migrants from low castes, ethnic or religious minorities – that have been evicted from “slums” in the city. Read more and register
Save the date: 14 November, 15:00 CET (online)
Latin America and its challenges under the new and disputed global order: Bringing Latin American structuralism to the forefront, with Víctor Ramiro Fernández
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Latest EADI Video
Development Studies in Turbulent Times The closing plenary at our recent #NewDevRhythms conference centred around the question what Development Studies could do to understand and respond to the various facets of contemporary crises, while, as a  discipline, facing numerous crises of its own. The panel brings forward non-European perspectives by representatives of Development Studies Associations from different parts of the world. Watch the video
Highlight: Towards Peace, Decent Work and Equality
Towards peace, decent work, and greater equality. Research evidence for transforming economies, states, and societies UNU-WIDER culminates a 5-year research programme on ransforming economies, states, and societies. The synthesis of the most salient research contributions made is organized in this report by three universal
aspirations, shared by humans everywhere. These critical outcomes—peace, greater equality, and decent work—can be achieved in our lifetimes and are instrumental to accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Get the report
Featured EADI Member: CSGD at Open University
New Research Hub on Poverty and Social Protection
The Open University’s Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) launched a new research hub on poverty and social protection. It aims to enhance our understanding of the experiences, drivers and dynamics of poverty and how social protection policies can meaningfully help to improve wellbeing. The hub will be organising a series of events over the next year:
Reducing poverty and improving wellbeing: time for a new ‘human’ face? 28 Sep 2023 14:00 – 15:00 CEST, online. Read more and register
Developing collaborative projects: why, how and with whom 24 Oct 2023 14:00 – 15:00 CEST, online: Read more and register
Thematic Focus: Green Economy
Is green growth happening? An empirical analysis of achieved versus Paris-compliant CO2–GDP decoupling in high-income countries
The Lancet Planetary Health – Jefim Vogel, Jason Hickel – Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (SRI)

Moving Europe and Africa towards more common ground on climate and energy
Alfonso Medinilla, Afaf Zarkik, Larabi Jaïdi – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Low-carbon Transition and Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities: A Multidimensional Approach in Tracing Vulnerabilities and its Application in the Case of Colombia
Alvaro Moreno, Diego Guevara, Jhan Andrade, Christos Pierros, Sebastian Valdecantos, Antoine Godin, Devrim Yilmaz – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Global Study on New Eco-Social Contracts
Isabell Kempf, Katja Hujo, Rafael Ponte – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Green and Digital Futures: Enabling Youth For ‘Just Transitions’
Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Climate justice in trade
Lorenzo Cotula – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Getting from Good Intentions to Effective Action: A Proposal for a Just Transition Partnering Implementation Model in South Africa
Notiswa Libala, Andrew Boraine, Jessica Wilson – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
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Mobilising (European) development finance for climate adaptation and resilience
Pamella Ahairwe, San Bilal – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Participation For, With, and By Girls: Evidencing Impact
Tessa Lewin, Mariah Cannon, Vicky Johnson, Raisa Anna Philip, Priya Raghavan – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Post-war macroeconomic framework for Ukraine
Becker, Torbjörn Eichengreen, Barry J. Gorodnichenko, Yuriy et al. – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Overlapping governmentalities and the cosmo-politics of Mongolian water- and miningscapes
Geoforum – Mirja Schoderer – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

“People Gathered by Sorghum”: Cultural Practices and sorghum Diversity in Northern Ethiopia
Human Ecology – Tsedal Asres Wendmu, Tesfakiros Semere Gebrelibanos, Mallikarjuna Rao Kovi, Kristoffer Hofaker Ring, Hugo J. de Boer, Fetien Abay Abera, Ola Tveitereid Westengen – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

Global Shifts: Business, Politics, and Deforestation in a Changing World Economy
Open access book – Philip Schleifer – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Prices behind electro-mobility – Contestation around and beyond price determination and setting in the lithium global production network and extraction in Chile
Luisa Leisenheimer – Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE)

Changing Geopolitics of the South Caucasus after the Second Karabakh War. Prospect for Regional Cooperation and/or Rivalry
Siri Neset, Mustafa Aydin, Ayça Ergun, Richard Giragosian, Kornely Kakachia, Arne Strand – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Comprehensive Overview of the Agricultural Sector in Jordan
Nicolas Tremblay, Yasmine Harras-Pelletier – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Breastfeeding practice and rural-urban livelihood in Dodoma, Tanzania
Kwalu Samwel Dede, Adalbertus Kamanzi, Leo de Haan – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
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Opinions Can Europe Defend Itself Without Economic Growth?
Richard Wouters, Sven Biscop – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)

‘We need a democratic economic strategy to overcome current global crisis’: Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho
Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

Can ECOWAS still defend democracy in West Africa after the Niger coup?
Martin Ronceray – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

The G20 Summit in New Delhi: Paving the way for the SDG Summit?
Alma Wisskirchen, Axel Berger – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Revolutionizing agriculture in MENA: Tackling a water crisis and pollution with innovation
Hadeel Hosney – IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft)

Launch of the Humanitarian Studies Centre (HSC): “Humanitarian Studies is about dignity and it is about humanity”
Dorothea Hilhorst – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

When ads get into our psyche: Materialism and its consequences for people and planet
Amy Isham – Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

A new South is taking the wheel
Sébastien Treyer – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

We must learn to navigate the distant future to save the climate
Copenhagen Business School, Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)

‘By sharing work we are moving forward’: Changing social norms around men’s participation in unpaid care work in Northern Uganda
Lucia Rost – Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House (ODID)

Social contracts and social dialogue: A missing link
Laura Alfers – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC

Just transition litigation: a tool for more just and sustainable economies
Maria Antonia Tigre & Natalia Urzola – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Bridging boundaries through virtual well-being exchange
Marleen Dekker & Madi Ditmars – African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)

Researcher: Hemedti and Al-Burhan represent historical division in Sudan
Redie Bereketeab – Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

Listening to Papenreye – the soundscape of an urban asylum camp
Kari Anne Drangsland – Global Research Programme on Inequality GRIP

See more blogs and opinions on the EADI website
Call for Abstracts 2023 DSAI Annual Conference
Extended Deadline: 15 September 2023 – Development Studies Association Ireland DSAI

Call for Applications: MIASA Publishing Workshop
Deadline: 21 September 2023 – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Request for Proposal – Nexus study – a research project on HDP Nexus
Deadline: 24 September 2023

Call for Papers – Workshop Political Violence in Democracies
Deadline: 29 September 2023 – Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR)

Request for research proposals: Enterprise development for job creation, public revenue mobilization structural transformation and inequality
Deadline: 10 October 2023 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Irish Research Council (IRC) Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2024
Deadline: 12 October 2023 – Department of Food Business and Development UCC-FBD

Call for Papers “Development archives: production, use and politicization”
Deadline: 03 November 2023 – Sorbonne Development Studies Institute (IEDES)

See more calls on the EADI website
Position as a doctoral researcher
Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung ZEF – Deadline: 17 September 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher for the Prince Claus Chair
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) – Deadline: 18 September 2023

Module Tutor: Introduction to Quantitative Methods
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 19 September 2023

Research Fellow in Geography
Climate Justice in Development – Deadline: 20 September 2023

Visiting PhD Fellowship
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) – Deadline: 30 September 2023

Doctoral fellow
Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent) – Deadline: 06 October 2023

Director, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI) – Deadline: 15 October 2023

The NAI African Scholar Programme invites applications for the position: Senior Researcher
Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) – Deadline: 19 November 2023

Professor in Governance and Development and Director
International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD) – Deadline: 30 November 2023

See more job offers on the EADI website