EADI eNewsletter #6/2 2024 | Language in Development Studies, Taxation & More

Welcome to the fortnightly newsletter of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
 2nd Issue June 2024EditorialCurrently, many of our members are attending the DSA2024 Conference, and so were we: with two events on the future of Development Studies (here and here), we wanted to provide spaces for discussing possible ways forward for Development Studies. Related to this is also one of today’s blog posts which aims at opening a debate on the role of language in our field.
The second post is part of our European Development Policy Outlook series and explores perspectives of UK development policy after the near elections. And after our special edition last time, we are back to our usual newsletter with all the jobs, calls trainings and opinions at the very bottom.From our BlogWe Can Talk in English, but Can We Talk about English? Social Science Research and Linguistic PredominanceIn this first of three blog-posts on the role of languages in epistemic communities, our colleague Basile Boulay  explores the general picture of research in Development Studies and how it is growingly tied to the impetus to do research and publish in English: « If knowledge is not neutral, then surely the hegemony of a single language in conveying it isn’t either ». With these contributions, he would like to open a space for further discussion and reflection. Read more 

Money, Ministries, Motives, and Meh: How Might the Election Change UK Development Policy? »The UK election is at hand. The campaign has been dominated by questions of what might change in the UK (or not). But there’s been relatively little attention on overseas and specifically, foreign and development policy. What are the main political parties pledging? » Ahead of the elections, our President Andy Sumner examines each of the main parties’ manifestos and assesses how UK development policies and priorities could shift, focusing on money, ministries and motives as well as the different visions and priorities. Read moreTo the blog overview

Upcoming #EADI50 EventWhat Triggers Extreme Food Insecurity? A Causal Analysis of Climate Hazards, Conflicts, and Famines in Somalia, 03 July 2024Special scientific methods are needed to make the problems in a country like Somalia measurable at all. For example, the use of georeferenced data or the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) can provide important information about the extent and distribution of food shortages. The presentation will highlight the applications of these methods and the wider context of the situation in Somalia. Prior registration is required, Bonn and online. Read more           
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Highlight: Development Cooperation in Fragile StatesUnder Challenging Conditions. Development Cooperation in Fragile States Development cooperation in fragile states entails major challenges. To make effective use of the resources made available in the policy field, demanding strategic and operational measures are required, and special efforts on impact measurement and evidence-based policy design are equally necessary. Against this backdrop, a focus of DEval’s work in recent years has been the evaluation and analysis of German development cooperation measures in fragile states. Read more
Featured EADI Member:
Institute of Development StudiesThe Institute of Development Research (IDS), based at the University of Sussex, UK,  aims at delivering world-class research, learning and teaching that transforms the knowledge, action and leadership needed for more equitable and sustainable development globally. During this month, IDS has published a large body of research on different aspects of child labour. 
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Thematic Focus: Taxes and TaxationTaxing top incomes in the emerging world. Economic impact under the microscope
Christopher Axelson, Antonia Hohmann, Jukka Pirttilä, Roxanne Raabe, Nadine Riedel – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

The border business. A political economy analysis of checkpoint taxation in Afghanistan
Sarajuddin Isar – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

The politics of passage. Roadblocks, taxation and control in conflict.
Peer Schouten, Vanessa Van den Boogaard, Max Gallien, Shalaka Thakur & Florian Weigand – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
 The Price of Simplicity: Skewed and Regressive Taxation in Accra’s Informal Sector
Nana Akua Anyidoho, Max Gallien, Mike Rogan, Vanessa van den Boogaard a – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Pathways Into the Tax Net: Better Ways to Register African Taxpayers
Edward Groening, Mick Moore, Denis Mukama, Ronald Waiswa – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The Role of Tax Expenditures in Enabling Illicit Financial Flows 
International Development Policy – Christian von Haldenwang, Lucas Millán-Narotzky, Irma Mosquera Valderrama, Agustín Redonda – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)Premium
Members Publication Picks

The Role of social protection for a just transition in developing and emerging economies
Gasior, Katrin, Gemma Wright, David McLennan,Michael Noble, Xavier Jara, Daniele Malerba et al. – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Global Gateway: Where now and where to next?
San Bilal, Chloe Teevan – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Accountability and Citizen–State Relations in Bangladesh: Findings from the CLEAR Programme
Niranjan J. Nampoothiri, Miguel Loureiro – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Environmental damage news and stock returns: evidence from latin america
Eduardo Cavallo, AnaCepeda, Ugo Panizza – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Social inequality in Mozambique
Moisés Siúta Felix, Mambo Ivan Manhique, Muna Shifa, Bento Munkuka – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD)The Impact of Climate Change on Developing Economies: A Comparative Analysis of Vulnerability Indices
Eduardo Cardoso – Centre for African and Development Studies CESA-ISEG

Global poverty: A Review of Measurement, Levels, and Trends in a Historical Perspective
Journal of Economic Surveys – Michail Moatsos – Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)

A moral economy of pastoralists? Understanding the ‘jihadist’ insurgency in Mali
Political Geography – Tor A. Benjaminsen, Boubacar Ba – Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

Post-Soviet Dependence with Benefits? Critical Geopolitics of Belarus’s and Tajikistan’s Strategic Alignment with Russia
Geopolitics – Karolina Kluczewska, Kristiina Silvan – Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS – UGent)Read more about EADI Members

Policy Publication Picks by Members
Partners in Crime. EU complicity in Israel’s genocide in Gaza
Niamh Ní Bhriain, Mark Akkerman – Transnational Institute TNI

Development, Peacebuilding, and Women’s Agency in Northeast India
Amrita Saikia – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Climate-related losses and damages to social cohesion are overlooked
Lily Salloum Lindegaard & Francis Jarawura – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Aid for trade and exports in the MENA region: when institutions matter
Nora Aboushady – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
 Picks from International Partner Networks

Call for experts to participate in the IPCC Scoping Meeting for a Methodology Report on the Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage
Deadline: 10 July – International Science Council ISC

Call for nominations for the ISC Governing Board
Deadline:30 August 2024 – International Science Council ISC

Should scientists be doing more?
Blog:Tracey Elliott – International Science Council ISC

Biblioteca en acceso abierto “Bicentenario de Bolivia”
Multiple – The Latin American Council of Social Sciences CLACSO
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CallsCall for research proposals: The political economy of taxation
Deadline: 30 July 2024 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Call for Contributions: « Development Beyond Growth – Global and Local Perspectives on Just Transitions, 06-07 November 2024, Bonn & Online
Deadline: 21 August 2024 – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

We won’t be silenced: call in light of the ongoing censorship and intimidation of Palestinian and ally voices in Western media, academic institutions and think tanks.
Transnational Institute TNI

See more calls on the EADI Website

Decolonising International Research Collaborations Requires us to go Beyond the “Ts and Cs Apply” Approach
Eyob Balcha Gebremariam – Development Studies Association (DSA)

Working towards decolonising development research: partnerships, methods, and impact
Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York (IGDC)

Decolonising research: Why should we decolonise development research?
Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York (IGDC)

The EU risks neglecting fragile and conflict-affected countries
Volker Hauck, Sophie Desmidt – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

Jobs alone won’t lift people out of poverty: Lessons from Ethiopia’s industrial sector
Espen Villanger – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Supporting Ukraine’s recovery: shrewd geopolitics in times of war
Julian Bergmann – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Learning from past and present nutrition interventions
Cristina Carreño Aguirre, Miguel Orozco – Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Depoliticising Schengen: the Iberian model and the ‘roads’ ahead
Francesc Torres i Mañá – Real Instituto Elcano

Is Education Green Enough? New Indicator Grades How Extensively Countries’ Curricula Cover Climate Change
Priyadarshani Joshi, Marcia Mckenzie – Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training NORRAG

The silent debt crisis
Diana Tiholaz, Divin-Luc Bikubanya – Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB)

The social contract: a framework for rethinking our common ground
Marion Bet, Mathieu Saujot – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

Outsourcing Asylum to African States? An endeavour destined to fail
Franzisca Zanker – Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI)

Mauritius’ next growth phase: new plan needed as tax haven era fades
Pritish Behuria – Global Development Institute (GDI)

The G20 climate funds review must help finance reach the local level
Paul Mitchell, Pia Treichel – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Postgraduate Programme: International Cooperation for Sustainable Development
Application deadline: 30 June 2024 – The Centre for Rural Development, Humboldt University, Berlin SLE

Decoloniality and Degrowth (D&D) Specialization (in MA programme)
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Why Media Matters for Global Development. 4 Weeks online course
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV)

New course on ‘Transformative Methods’ offers hands-on learning with practitioners
Three months course – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

MA International Relations and Public Diplomacy
Centre for International Studies and Development CISAD

See more courses and trainings on the EADI website

Lecturer in Engineering Geology
Deadline: 30 June 2024 – Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (SRI)

Researcher / PhD candidate: « BioCAM4 – Biodiversity Integration in Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Actions for Planet, People, and Human Health”
Deadline: 07 July 2024 – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Assistant.e de recherche en économie du développement – Programme Fiscalité pour le développement
Deadline 07 July 2024 – Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (FERDI)

Head of Global Climate Law, Policy and Governance Programme (Maternity Cover)
Deadline 10 July 2024 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Scientific Project Staff (Prae Doc)
Deadline 12 July 2024 – Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna

Nature Rich Miterdale Project Assistant
Deadline 12 July 2024 – Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (SRI)

Researcher / PhD candidate: BioCAM4 – mapping NBCA
Deadline: 28 July 2024 – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Associate or full professor of international history and politics with a specialisation in European History
Deadline: 12 August 2024 – The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

CMI Global Fellowships (3 month fellowships with stipend)
Deadline: 15 August 2024 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI)
See more job offers on the EADI website