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Response of the EADI Postcolonial Working Group to the editors' statement on the TWQ Viewpoint article on “The case for colonialism

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20 Sep 2017

Do we as researchers and, more importantly, as humans, want to be part of an academic world where we "argue" for the sake of arguments as if it were a mere exercise, or do we realize the importance of the arguments we are making and their normativity in shaping realities?

Transition to Shared Mobility: How Large Cities Can Deliver Inclusive Transport Services

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14 Sep 2017

2017/06 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); ITF; Author(s): International Transport Forum Policy Papers No.: 33 - Details

This report examines how cities can manage the transition to shared mobility services. It expands on two earlier studies that looked at the citywide impact of replacing private cars with shared services, but did not address the question of implementation. Based again on mobility data for the city of Lisbon, Portugal, this report assesses issues around the scaling up of shared mobility services to the whole of the Metropolitan area and of their stepwise introduction. It also analyses the impacts of these services on the use of existing high-capacity public transport and on access to jobs, schools or health facilities across the whole study area, and explores how shared mobility can improve accessibility for users with impairments.

The Labour Mobility - Employment Nexus: A Comparative Analysis of Jordan and Tunisia (PDF)

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14 Sep 2017

2017/02 – UMR IRD, Paris 1 Développement & Sociétés (UMR D&S); Working Paper 2017/3; Author(s): Anda David, Mohamed ali Marouani - Details

Jordan and Tunisia are two non-oil exporting MENA countries characterized by high unemployment rates and significant migrant populations. A comparative analysis of the impact of international mobility in the two countries allows us to sheed light on the mechanisms through which emigration affects labour market outcomes and reciprocally. Developing GATS Mode 4 type of exports improves the labour market situation, mainly for high skilled workers. As a consequence, migration and brain-drain would be reduced.

Scientific Diasporas, Transnationalism and Home-Country Development: Evidence From a Study of Skilled Moldovans Abroad

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14 Sep 2017

2017/01 – Centre for Area and Cultural Studies; Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL); Migration, Transnationalism and Development in South-East Europe and the Back Sea Region; Author(s): Gabriela Tejada, Vitalie Varzari, Sergiu Porcescu - Details

This chapter discusses the Moldovan scientific diaspora made up of students, researchers and those engaged in Professional activities abroad, and their propensity to either return or engage in home-country development initiatives. Moldova has suffered a significant loss of its qualified personnel since 1991, due to a difficult political transition and current low level of development.

Report on dissemination workshop ‘Social protection for inclusive growth in Africa?’

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13 Sep 2017

This report summarizes the dissemination workshop “Social protection for inclusive growth in Africa?”, hosted by the research group Social and Health Policies for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG) at the University of Amsterdam on 30 June 2017. The workshop was a half-day dissemination event, to share some key findings from the SHPIG project and get feedback from moderated roundtable discussions.

Development Studies and the SDGs - Mapping an Agenda (pdf)

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04 Sep 2017

This paper explores the concepts of development and development studies and their links to Agenda 2030. It revisits earlier efforts towards a new development paradigm and thereby looks beyond the SDGs. It examines the efforts towards sustainable development as a concept within an emancipatory discourse, which should be rooted in global solidarity, justice and human dignity. It thereby advocates an agenda, which aims at rather complementing if not transcending Agenda 2030, instead of being limited to full compliance within the confinement of the SDGs. This is motivated and guided by the interest to maintain ownership by scholars over development studies instead of surrendering the power of definition to the political and aid bureaucracy.

August 2017, by Henning Melber

EADI NORDIC 2017: Articles by our media partner Development & Cooperation

EADI NORDIC 2017: Articles and livestream from the conference

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04 Sep 2017

We have created a summary of all articles, livestreams and twitter comments on the EADI NORDIC 2017. The following livestreams are available:

  • Dudley Seers Lecture: Inequality and Financial Power: A Macroeconomic and Comparative View
  • Opening Plenary: Economy And Equality
  • Contesting Reconfigured Boundaries: Migration and Development
  • Globalization and International Tax Justice
  • Sustainability and the Green Shift in an Era of Disruptions

New EADI President Henning Melber

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23 Aug 2017

“Thinking ahead of the curve is needed to find ways out of the cul-de-sac or tunnel visions misunderstood as development.”

The EADI General Assembly elected Henning Melber as the new President of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) on 22 August 2017 in Bergen/Norway. In his acceptance speech, he outlined his vision for the Association.

New issue of the European Journal of Development Research (Vol 29, Issue 4)

11 Aug 2017

Female Labour Force Participation in Turkey: The Role of Traditionalism by Burak Sencer Atasoy

The Battle of Ideas About Global Poverty in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and Flanders by Mirjam Vossen, Baldwin Van Gorp

Fashioning the Future: Entrepreneuring in Africa’s Emerging Fashion Industry by Thilde Langevang

Global Law and Sustainable Development: Change and the “Developing–Developed Country” Terminology by Rostam J. Neuwirth and many more.

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