News Archive

Online-Workshop for academic coordinators of Development Studies Programmes, 19-20 November

Read more: Online-Workshop for academic coordinators of Development Studies Programmes, 19-20 November
19 Nov 2020

Following the success of its 2019 edition, we are pleased to announce our 2020 Academic Coordinators Workshop. The workshop will take place online on 19-20 November, and application is now open.

New EADI Virtual Dialogue: Towards a Wellbeing Economics. How and why we need to do economics differently, 28 October, 12.00 CET

Read more: New EADI Virtual Dialogue: Towards a Wellbeing Economics. How and why we need to do economics differently, 28 October, 12.00 CET
28 Oct 2020

With Dr Nicky Pouw

Economics should be more about human wellbeing and human-nature relationships than about growth. To address current global problems of rising inequality, climate change, migration and health pandemics requires a fundamental rethink of how we think about the economy and the ways we practice it. Sustainable and inclusive development can only be achieved if we transform our vision of the economy

New COVID 19 Virtual Dialogue: Domestic Workers' Activism during the Pandemic Crisis in Latin America, 22 October, 15.00 CET

Read more: New COVID 19 Virtual Dialogue: Domestic Workers' Activism during the Pandemic Crisis in Latin America, 22 October, 15.00 CET
22 Oct 2020

Latin American domestic workers, a sector mostly comprised of precarious, informal and racialized women, were particularly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis which translated into a massive loss of jobs and revenues, high exposure to risks of contamination and increased rights' violations at the workplace. This presentation will discuss how domestic workers have been organising and resisting against this social, economic and health crisis while facing a drastic lack of state support.

New COVID19 Virtual Dialogue: Tackling the pandemic without doing away with democracy. Europe and its global context, Postponed until further notice!

Read more: New COVID19 Virtual Dialogue: Tackling the pandemic without doing away with democracy. Europe and its global context, Postponed until further notice!
16 Oct 2020

Julia Leininger (German Development Institute) will discuss the political consequences of the Covid19-pandemic. She focuses on the pandemic’s influence on democracies in Europe and the world.

New COVID19 Virtual Dialogue: Lockdown challenges for land reform beneficiaries: South Africa, 15 October, 13.00 CET

Read more: New COVID19 Virtual Dialogue: Lockdown challenges for land reform beneficiaries: South Africa, 15 October, 13.00 CET
15 Oct 2020

With Nkanyiso Gumede, Researcher, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS). Smallholder farmers and land reform beneficiaries have been greatly affected by the restrictions of movements that took place in South Africa with the declaration of the global pandemic. The reduced mobility for farmers and a drop in demand for produce, resulted in a loss of income. South African's Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announced a Covid-19 relief fund for South Africa’s smallholder farmers and land reform beneficiaries but concern has been raised about the nature of the support.

New COVID19 Virtual Dialogue: Kerala’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic: key takeaways, 28 September, 13.30 CET (5pm IST)

Read more: New COVID19 Virtual Dialogue: Kerala’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic: key takeaways, 28 September, 13.30 CET (5pm IST)
28 Sep 2020

In this 25 minutes talk, S.M. Vijayanand will provide an overview of Kerala’s response to the covid-19 pandemic in the context of the unique development trajectory of this southern Indian state. With development indicators well above national averages, Kerala has shown remarkable resilience following the outbreak of the pandemic.

New on our blog: Towards a Non-Extractive and Care-Driven Academia

Read more: New on our blog: Towards a Non-Extractive and Care-Driven Academia (external link)
22 Sep 2020

by Vijay Kolinjivadi, Gert Van Hecken, Jennifer Casolo, Shazma Abdulla and Rut Elliot Blomqvist

The white gaze permeates many aspects of even the most critical disciplines. In this piece, we offer some thoughts on how we might reclaim what the university could be  – a place that equips people with the knowledge they need to unlearn/unmake/dismantle the knowledge framings and worldviews that lend themselves to white supremacy and other forms of oppression more broadly.

Tackling the Triple Crisis - Using Debt Swaps to Address Debt, Climate and Nature Loss Post-COVID -19

Read more: Tackling the Triple Crisis - Using Debt Swaps to Address Debt, Climate and Nature Loss Post-COVID -19  (external link)
18 Sep 2020

2020/09 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Author(s): Paul Steele & Sejal Patel

Even before COVID-19, fears were growing over developing country debt, which had surpassed US$8 trillion by the end of 2019. The pandemic has made the situation much worse as its economic impact pushes millions more women, children and men in these countries into poverty. This paper shows how, as part of pandemic economic rescue packages, governments have an opportunity to address simultaneously the crises of debt, climate and biodiversity destruction through a new use of the system of debt for climate and nature programme swaps

New on our blog: Surging or Subsiding? How Mining Sector Booms Impact Female Empowerment

Read more: New on our blog: Surging or Subsiding? How Mining Sector Booms Impact Female Empowerment (external link)
15 Sep 2020

By Audrey Au Yong Lyn

Mexico experienced a major mining boom as a result of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, which produced sharp increases in the prices of precious metals mined in Mexico such as gold and silver. Mining is a male-dominated profession, so what happened to female welfare during the boom? This think piece discusses the results of a study of data from mining communities in Mexico before and during the boom on two significant determinants of female empowerment, namely intra-household decision making and intimate partner violence (IPV).

Innovations for Sustainability: Pathways to an Efficient and Sufficient Post-Pandemic Future

Read more: Innovations for Sustainability: Pathways to an Efficient and Sufficient Post-Pandemic Future (external link)
11 Sep 2020

2020/08 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Nebojsa Nakicenovic et al

This third report prepared by the "The World in 2050 Initiative" (TWI2050) assesses all the positive potential benefits innovation brings to sustainable development for all, while also highlighting the potential negative impacts and challenges going forward. The report outlines strategies to harness innovation for sustainability by focusing on efficiency and sufficiency in providing services to people, with a particular focus on consumption and production. It concludes with the related governance challenges and policy implications.

News Archive

Categories