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Next EADI General Conference announced: "Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice", 29 June - 2 July 2020

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29 Jun 2020

EADI and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) announce the 16th EADI General Conference, which will be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2020. The conference will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), one of Europe’s oldest and largest centres for research and education in the field of for development studies. The conference will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies. To the conference webpage

Save the dates: 7-8 November 2019 Research Communications Workshop in Bonn

Read more: Save the dates: 7-8 November 2019 Research Communications Workshop in Bonn
07 Nov 2019

Because our first Research Communciations Workshop in 2018 was such a great success, we have decided to make this an annual event, together with our new Research Communciations Working Group. This year we will be holding the workshop on 7 and 8 November.

Save the date: EADI Directors' Meeting 2019 in Cordoba, 17 and 18 October

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17 Oct 2019

This year, our annual Directors’ Meeting will be taking place in the beautiful city of Cordoba at the Loyola Andalucía University. The event is kindly hosted by a consortium of EADI members in Spain: REEDES, Instituto Elcano, ICEI and ETEA Foundation.

Workshop for Coordinators of Development Studies Programmes, Bonn, 26-27 September 2019

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26 Sep 2019

This practice-oriented workshop aims to bring together academic coordinators of Development Studies programmes from EADI member institutes.

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Poverty as Ideology. Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

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19 Aug 2019

2019/08 – Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), International Social Science Council (ISSC); UiB Global, University of Bergen; Book; Author(s): Fischer, Andrew Martin 2018/12 – Now open access!

Poverty as Ideology shows how our dominant approaches to poverty studies have served to reinforce the prevailing neoliberal ideology while neglecting the wider interests of social justice that are fundamental to creating more equitable societies. Instead, our development policies have created a ‘poverty industry’ that obscures the dynamic reproductions of poverty within contemporary capitalist development and promotes segregation in the name of science and charity. Andrew Fisher, associate professor at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), argues that an effective and lasting solution to global poverty requires us to reorient our efforts away from current fixations on productivity and towards more equitable distributions of wealth and resources. The book is winner of...

Call for special issue papers: Artificial Intelligence in International Development

Read more: Call for special issue papers: Artificial Intelligence in International Development
06 Aug 2019

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is now seeking proposals for a special issue on the theme of Artificial Intelligence in International Development. Submission deadline is 30 September. For full details of this special issue call for papers, please click here.

The EJDR launches new impact evaluation session

05 Aug 2019

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is launching a new section dedicated to the publication of original research on impact assessment. This section aims to enhance the visibility of the original research on the impacts of development policies and programs that the EJDR publishes. Furthermore, it will provide a forum for the publication of evidence-based analyses and critiques of the implications of impact assessment for development policy and practice.The editorial team welcome new submissions for the Impact Evaluation section and interested authors are asked to submit their work to the team of editors in the normal way, indicating that their submission is for the Impact Evaluation section. Read more

The Digital Revolution and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges

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05 Aug 2019

2019/07 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) et al; research paper; Author(s): The World in 2050 Initiative

It is increasingly clear that digital changes, we refer to them as the Digital Revolution, are becoming a key driving force in societal transformation. The transformation towards sustainability for all must be harmonized with the threats, opportunities and dynamics of the Digital Revolution, the goals of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. At the same time, the digital transformation will radically alter all dimensions of global societies and economies and will therefore change the interpretation of the sustainability paradigm itself. Digitalization is not only an ‘instrument’ to resolve sustainability challenges, it is also fundamental as a driver of disruptive change. This report is based on the voluntary and collaborative effort of 45 authors and contributors from about 20 institutions, among them the German Development...

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2019 – Update - Responding to Environmental Hazards in Cities

Read more: Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2019 – Update - Responding to Environmental Hazards in Cities (external link)
05 Aug 2019

2019/07 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): Oecd

The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia. It focuses on the economic conditions of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries. It also addresses relevant economic issues in China and India to fully reflect economic developments in the region. The update of the Outlook comprises three main parts, each highlighting a particular dimension of recent economic developments in the region. The first part presents the regional economic monitor, depicting the economic outlook and macroeconomic challenges in the region. The second and third parts consist of special thematic chapters addressing a major issue facing the region. This update focuses on smart cities, discussing in particular smart city strategies and urban environmental risks.

The 2020 “Develop Your Talents” mentoring call is open!

Read more: The 2020 “Develop Your Talents” mentoring call is open!
25 Jul 2019

The EADI mentoring programme “Develop Your Talents” provides young scholars with the chance to exchange with someone further advanced in their career. The mentoring does not offer professional coaching to the mentees, but accompaniment on a younger sister/elder sister level. As some of our mentors may also be active in the Working Groups, opportunities for further collaboration may arise. Submit by 30 September!

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