EADI eNewsletter #1/2 2024 | SDGs, Social Policy, Internship & More

2nd Issue January 2024
We’re more than happy to see that our latest open access book has been downloaded over 32.000 times and we proudly invite you to the online book launch and presentation on 26 February. Once again we are able to offer an internship at the EADI secretariat, and we encourage as many scientists as possible from our community to respond to the International Science Council’s call for a new roster of experts. Today’s blog post sheds a critical light on SDG critique, and many of our publication picks are around social policy. 
From our Blog
You don’t like the SDGs? Look what else is on offerIn our latest blogpost, Lauchlan T. Munro argues that, while the SDGs might be imperfect and worthy of critique, the available alternatives are much worse, « unless you like patriarchy, environmental destruction and national security states ». He draws his analysis on the detailed reading of 170 national development plans published since 2016 by the governments of over 140 countries and territories and concludes that « the alternative to the SDGs in many countries is (…) a much more regressive agenda ». Read the post
To the blog overview
Next EADI Event: Book Launch 26 February (online)Challenging Global Development: Towards Decoloniality and Justice, 13.00 CETThe editors and some authors of our latest and very successful open access volume will be discussing the chapters’ contribution to promote and sustain new forms of solidarity and conviviality working towards achieving social justice. Besides the editors who will be giving a general introduction to the book, speakers are Emma Mawdsldey, Lata Narayanaswami and Juan Telleria Register here
Internship at the EADI Secretariat starting SeptemberFor an internship starting September 2024, we seek highly motivated, proactive and experienced candidates to support the planning and implementation of a series of scientific events and activities 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. Read more and apply
ISC: Call for Roster of Experts: Apply by 29 FebruaryContribute to critical global science-policy work in the multilateral space! As the International Science Council’s work and impact in the multilateral system continues to grow, the ISC Secretariat will constitute a roster of experts over the coming weeks pertaining to 20 key areas that are prominent on the United Nation’s (UN) agenda to be able to provide timely inputs that draw on a wide range of expertise across regions.Read more and apply

Trade and the EnvironmentTrade and the Environment: Drivers and Effects of Environmental Provisions in Trade AgreementsThe mushrooming of trade agreements and their interlinkages with environmental governance calls for new research on the trade and environment interface. The more than 700 existing preferential trade agreements (PTAs) include ever more diverse and far-reaching environmental provisions. While missed opportunities remain and harmful provisions persist, numerous environmental provisions in PTAs entail promising potential. They promote the implementation of environmental treaties and cover numerous environmental issues. To the open access book

Thematic Focus: Social Policy
Stimulus effects of a large public employment programme
Ihsaan Bassier Joshua Budlender – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Combating climate change through the welfare state: can social insurance boost support for carbon taxes in Europe?
Journal of European Public Policy – Nordbrandt Bergström, Maria; Peterson, Lauri; Mårtensson, Moa; Palme, Joakim – Department of Government Uppsala University

Negotiating de facto borders: the case of social services provision in Abkhazia and Transnistria
Eurasian Geography and Economics – Gaëlle Le Pavic, Giacomo Orsini, Fabienne Bossuyt, Ine Lietaert – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Social Transfer Policies on Poverty for Children with Previous Experience in Poverty
Journal of Family and Economic Issues – Elena Bárcena-Martín, M. Carmen Blanco-Arana & Salvador Pérez-Moreno – UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology UNU-MERIT

Breaking the Vicious Circles of Informal Employment and Low-Paying Work
OECD – OECD Development Centre OECD/DC

Newcomers Navigating the Welfare State: Experiences of Immigrants and Street-Level Bureaucrats with Belgium’s Social Assistance System
Peter De Cuyper, Marije Reidsma, Hanne Vandermeerschen – Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA)Premium Members Publication PicksWhat is driving change in Europe’s international cooperation agenda? Part 1
Andrew Sherriff, Pauline Veron – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

The criticality of lithium and the finance-sustainability nexus: Supply-demand perceptions, state policies, production networks, and financial actors
The Extractive Industries and Society – Aleksandra Natalia Wojewska, Cornelia Staritz, Bernhard Tröster, Luisa Leisenheimer – Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE)

Designing role-play simulations for climate change decision-making: A step-by-step approach to facilitate cooperation between science and policy
Elsevier Environmental Science & Policy – Audrey Alejandro, Lucile Maertens, Zoé Cheli et al. – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) and the “greening” of high-emitting industry sectors in Brazil: mapping the sustainability efforts of the private sector
Vera Thorstensen, Ariel Macaspac Hernandez et al. – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Uncertainty assessment of satellite remote-sensing-based evapotranspiration estimates: a systematic review of methods and gaps
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences – Bich Ngoc Tran, Johannes van der Kwast, Solomon Seyoum, Remko Uijlenhoet, Graham Jewitt, Marloes Mul – IHE Delft Institute for Water EducationIs the era of declining global income inequality over?
Structural Change and Economic Dynamics – Ravi Kanbur, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez, Andy Sumner – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

The minerals essential to the energy and digital transitions: An opportunity for Africa?
Philippe Bosse, Julien Gourdon, Hugo Lapeyronie, Emilie Normand – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Do regional trade agreements affect agri-food trade? Evidence from a meta-analysis
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy – Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor, Dela-Dem Doe Fiankor, Binyam Afewerk Demena – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Transformation of Tajikistan’s foreign policy towards Russia
Karolina Kluczewska – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)

The role of narratives in the discourse on energy security of the European Commission: The EU’s transition in energy relations with Russia
The Extractive Industries and Society –  Zbyněk Dubský, Lukáš Tichý – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Read more about EADI Members
OpinionsA safe and just future is everyone’s business. Here’s why
Joyeeta Gupta, Johan Rockström – Governance and Inclusive Development, Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (GID)

How South Africa rescued humanity (and International Law) at the International Court of Justice
Julie Billaud, Antonio De Lauri – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Pros and cons of a women-friendly rideshare app
Roy Huijsmans, Pritee Hamal – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

The changing remittance economy in Zimbabwe
Ian Scoones – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Why Colombia sees legalising drugs as the way forward
Raul Zepeda Gil – Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House (ODID)

Ending wars, preventing a shift to the right, shaping transformation, building alliances
Anna-Katharina Hornidge – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

2024, a pivotal year for international cooperation on sustainable development
Céline Kaufmann, Léna Spinazzé – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

From repression to opportunities: Two approaches to violence reduction in Latin America
Daniela Reina – Institute for Development and Peace (INEF)

No More Business as Usual: Our observations from the Hague as South Africa takes Israel to the International Court of Justice
Niamh Ní Bhriain & Brid Brennan – Transnational Institute TNI

High wage inequality in South Africa – are employers to blame?
Shakeba Foster – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)JobsPost-doctoral researcher on migration decision-making
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) – Deadline: 26 January 2024

Project Research Officer – French Speaking
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – Deadline: 31 January 2024

Economist (f/m/diverse) “Global economic challenges”
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) – Deadline: 04 February 2024

Ingénieur-e d’étude en production, traitement , analyse de données et enquête Evaluation des impacts d’une innovation dans le cadre de l’économie circulaire
Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI) – Deadline: 04 February

Managing Director Maastricht University (UM), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht (FASOS) – Deadline: 07 February 2024

Doctoral Researcher (F/M/D) Law by Colour Code: Locating Race and Racism in International Law
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) – Deadline: 08 February 2024

Postdoctoral researcher: Democracy and good governance in Africa
Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) – Deadline: 18 February 2024

PhD IDS intake 2024
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) – Deadline: 31 March 2024

See more job offers on the EADI website
The Drivers of Hydrogen’s Waves of Hype: Between Security and the Environment
John Szabo – Centre for Economic and Regional Studies CERS