Successful EADI Accreditation of "Master's in Contemporary Development of China"

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14 Jan 2016

EADI has accredited the “Master’s in Contemporary Development of China”, offered by the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University. The programme welcomes application for the year 2016 / 2017 by 15 June 2016. For scholarships, please check out the website at international.ssdpp.net.cn (Deadlines 15th March and 15th May).

The International Accreditation Council for Global Development Studies and research is an independent body of EADI. The main purpose of IAC/EADI is to promote the quality of Global Development training programmes both in the North and the South.

Social protection: Analytical Model of Cost-effectiveness Analysis determined

Read more: Social protection: Analytical Model of Cost-effectiveness Analysis determined
13 Jan 2016

Within the “Social and Health Policies for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG) project, the project team determined the analytical model in detail in a workshop in December.

On the project website you can find background information, literature on social protection and read about the next steps of the project, which adresses the question “Are cash transfers and social health protection policies in Ghana and Kenya mutually complementary?” with a political- analytical approach.

New EJDR Special Issue "Policy Coherence for Development" published

Read more: New EJDR Special Issue "Policy Coherence for Development" published (external link)
12 Jan 2016

The European Journal of Development Research is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective. This Special Issue focuses on "Policy Coherence for Development" with an introduction to the concept, original articles and book reviews. Open access: Theorising Politics Behind Policy Coherence for Development (PCD)

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New Book: “The Power of the Chinese Dragon. Implications for African Development and Economic Growth”

Read more: New Book: “The Power of the Chinese Dragon. Implications for African Development and Economic Growth” (external link)
12 Nov 2015

This reader brings together published articles from Palgrave's journal The European Journal of Development Research on the development between China and Africa as well as emerging national economies in the BRICs group. Topics include trade relations, investment in sub-Saharan Africa, global politics of development and more.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at EADI member institutes

Read more: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at EADI member institutes
26 Oct 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have published a list of MOOCs offered by our members on the EADI website. It is our utmost priority to include updated content on our website and ensure maximum information flow among EADI members. For this reason, we would like to invite further information and suggestions regarding the MOOCs to be included on the webpage. Please send your information to editor_enews@eadi.org

European Journal of Development Research, Vol 27, issue 5 including three open access articles

Read more: European Journal of Development Research, Vol 27, issue 5 including three open access articles
22 Oct 2015

“Adapting Generic Models through Bricolage: Elite Capture of Water Users Associations in Peri-urban Lilongwe” by Maria Rusca, Klaas Schwartz, Lejla Hadzovic and Rhodante Ahlers

“Increasing the Power of the Poor? NGO-led Social Accountability Initiatives and Political Capabilities in Rural Uganda” by Sophie King

“Is China ‘Crowding Out’ South African Exports of Manufactures?” by R Jenkins and Lawrence Edwards

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IDS Celebrates 50 Years – and Eldis 20 Years

Read more: IDS Celebrates 50 Years – and Eldis 20 Years (external link)
20 Jan 2016

Throughout 2016, IDS organizes an interesting series of events celebrating its 50 anniversary. The year starts a graduation ceremony (22 Jan) and with the relaunch of the IDS Bulletin as a gold open access journal (25 Jan). The main Anniversary Party will be on 20 April.

IDS was founded in 1966 as a ‘special institution’, Britain’s first national institute of development studies.

One of the longest running IDS projects, Eldis, also celebrates its twentieth year as a global online information service.

Summer School: Rome-Copenhagen Urban Challenge

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20 Jan 2016

EuroSapienza together with the Copenhagen Busines School (CBS) is presenting a summer school that jointly offers a Higher education Course on  Rome-Copenhagen Urban Challenge.

The course will be held in Copenhagen – two weeks in August – and in Rome – two weeks in September.

Intensifying cooperation in science between Switzerland and Argentina

Read more: Intensifying cooperation in science between Switzerland and Argentina (external link)
19 Jan 2016

EPFL hosts visit of scientific delegation from Universidad Nacional de San Martin – The visit was organized by the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV), which leads the mandate of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for exploring potential cooperation with Latin America as part of EPFL Leading House (LH) activities. It is only recently that Swiss strategy in scientific cooperation has started to focus on Latin American countries and see them as promising future partners.

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