EADI Virtual Dialogue Series

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Upcoming Virtual Dialogues

Indebting the green transition: critical notes on the expansion of green bonds in the South, 3 November, 15.00 CET

With Dr. Tomaso Ferrando

Green bonds are among the most recent financial instruments to ‘join the ball’ of financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation. This talk will provide a multi-disciplinary and critical overview of green bonds as socio-legal financial constructions that risk to reproduce historical patterns on uneven development and crystallize a vision of the South as a spatial and temporal fix for systemic problems mainly produced in the North.

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Distinguished Guest Lecture Series

High-profile researchers from the Global South who have made significant contributions to their field showcase their experience, together with a discussant from the EADI community.

Past Virtual Dialogues and Guest Lectures to Watch Online

Dudley Seers Lecture: Rohini Pande (Yale University)

Mapping Power and Inequality: Institutions and Individuals

In French: Hélène Roux (UMR Développement et sociétés)

Entre terrain de jeux géostratégiques et aspiration à maitriser son développement: quel futur pour l’Amérique centrale?

Distinguished Guest Lecture: Eileen Kuttab (Birzeit University, Palestine)

Colonialization, Neo-liberalization and Patriarchy: Palestinian women’s search for an alternative approach to economic and social empowerment

In Spanish: Rafael Domínguez Martín (Universidad de Cantabria)

Libertad, desarrollo humano y bienestar subjetivo: implicaciones para los estudios del desarrollo

Distinguished Guest Lecture: Madhura Swaminathan (Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore)

Agrarian Challenges in India

Susannah Sallu (Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK)

Consistent Injustice Within Environment-Development Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa and Possible Ways Forward

Francis Onditi (Riara University, Kenya)

Modeling a Pandemic (COVID-19) Management Strategy for Urban Slums Using Social Geometry Framework

Liliana Miranda (Foro ciudades para la vida, Peru)

Communities' Responses to COVID 19 in Peru

Joyeeta Gupta (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education)

Inclusive Development

Nicky Pouw (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam)

Towards a Wellbeing Economics. How and why we need to do economics differently

Louisa Acciari (Master in Comparative Politics, Sciences Po Paris, PhD in Gender Studies, London School of Ecoomics)

Domestic Workers' Activism during the Pandemic Crisis in Latin America

Nkanyiso Gumede (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

Lockdown challenges for land reform beneficiaries: South Africa

S.M. Vijayanand (Former Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala)

Kerala’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic: key takeaways

Sudha Narayanan (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai, India)

Food chain resilience in India during the covid-19 pandemic

Stephen Brown (University of Ottawa, Canada, School of International Development and Global Studies)

The Rise and Fall of the Aid Effectiveness Norm

Lara Lundsgaard-Hansen (Centre for Development and Environment, Bern, Switzerland) and Stefan Bächtold (Monash University,Kuala Lumpur)

Land Conflict in Myanmar

Mala Thun (University of New Mexico), Elisabeth Olivus (Umea University Sweden)

Gender and Development in Myanmar

Jana Kleibert (Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) and Humboldt University of Berlin)

Digital Work in the Global South: A Chance for Transformative Development?

Owasim Akram (Örebro University, Sweden)

Generational Transfer of Disadvantages and Extreme Poverty

Nicky Pouw (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research), Marleen Decker (African Studies Centre Leiden)

How to reach the (extreme) poor through inclusive development policies in sub Saharan Africa?

Rachel Sabates-Wheeler (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK)

Linking social rights to active citizenship for the most vulnerable: the role of rights and accountability in the ‘making’ and ‘shaping’ of social protection?

European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) article

Sylvia Kay (Transnational Institute), Attila Szocs (Eco Ruralis)

This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My land? Land Deals and Dynamics in Europe

Presentation (PDF)

Jude Fransman and Kate Newman (Rethinking Research Collaborative)

Rethinking Research Collaboration for Global Development

Henning Melber (EADI and Nordic Africa Institute)

Knowledge Production, Ownership and the Power of Definition

Rogelio Madrueño Aguilar (University of Göttingen)

Development Studies in Spanish: Critical, Constructive and Peripheral

Webinar Presentation (PDF)

Melissa Leach and John Gaventa (Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex)

Engaged Excellence in Development Studies

Presentation (PDF)

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni (University of South Africa)

The Struggles of Epistemic Freedom and Decolonization of Knowledge in Africa

Presentation (PDF)

Isa Baud (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Elisabetta Basile (University of Rome La Sapienza), Susanne von Itter (EADI Executive Secretary)

Building Development Studies for the New Millennium

Presentation (PDF)

Laura Camfield (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom), Lukas Schlogl (University of Vienna, Austria), Andrew Sumner (King's College London)

Mixed Method Research on poverty, inequality and economic development

Juan Fernando Larco Guevara (University of Freiburg, Germany)

“Re-thinking emancipation in “Latin America” and the de-colonial project"

Prof Vanessa Andreotti (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Interdisciplinary Studies in Global/Planetary Interdependence: The mobilization of hope and rage in times of instability

Dr Sayan Dey (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan)

"Colonial Detoxification and In-Betweenness"

Dr Tiina Kontinen (University of Jyväskylä) / Dr Marianne Millstein (Oslo Metropolitan University) / Prof Kees Biekart (International Institute of Social Studies)

"Civil Society, Citizenship and Development"  

Prof Peter Knorringa  (International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam)

"Frugal Innovation and Development"  

Dr Ana E. Carballo (University of Melbourne, Australia)

"Discursive synergies across Buen Vivir, Degrowth and Human Development"

Prof Aram Ziai (University of Kassel, Germany)

"Ethiopians in Zhengistan- Decolonising Development Policy"

Dr Rosalba Icaza Garza (Institute of Social Studies, ISS, The Netherlands)

"Decolonial Feminism and Development"

Dr Epifania Amoo-Adare (Accra, Ghana)

"(Un)thinking Science: Critical Literacies for 'Postnormal' Times"


EADI Virtual Dialogue: Citizens Committees and Local Elites in Burundi, 19 January 2021, 11.00 CET

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19 Jan 2022

With Jean-Benoît Falisse: Mainstream development policies often promote citizens committees to oversee basic social services. Such committees require influence over, and legitimacy among, service providers and citizens to perform their roles, which local elites can help or hinder. Using a mixed-methods approach, this  talk analyses the situation in 251 health facility committees in Burundi, part of which benefited from interventions designed to bolster their relationship with local leaders. Register here

Global Value Chains and Multinational Corporations – how do they relate? Budapest, 9-10 December 2021 (hybrid)

Read more: Global Value Chains and Multinational Corporations – how do they relate? Budapest, 9-10 December 2021 (hybrid)
09 Dec 2021

The EADI Working Group on Multinational Corporations" invites you to a workshop on global value chains with the aim of organising a special issue in a renowned journal in 2022:

Global value chains have been proliferating in the global economy, and embrace the activities of an increasing number of industries and more and more locations in an increasing number of countries. Without including global value chains in the analysis, we cannot really understand numerous developments in the world economy. Multinational companies are the key and leading actors in global value chains. Download the programme