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Save the date! Invitation to EADI Directors’ Meeting on 11 and 12 October in Vienna

11 Oct 2018

EADI is holding its annual Directors’ Meeting on 11 and 12 October in Vienna. The event is kindly hosted by the Austrian Foundation for Development Research ÖFSE. The focus of this years’ meeting will be on the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, combined with a public event on the EU-Africa relations organised. The EADI Directors’ Meeting 2018 will once more connect research institutes for more effective co-operation by sharing ideas, identifying common problems, discussing new trends. The key is networking. In Europe, there is no better occasion for institute directors to meet, exchange and discuss.

EADI Roundtable: Colonial legacies and development studies: contesting discourses and narratives

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28 Jun 2018

Inequalities are increasing globally. Dissecting the social, economic and environmental dimensions of these inequalities reveals how disparities of income and wealth, of access to resources, of limitations to free speech and free movement continue to be shaped by (post-)colonial power relations, Western narratives of progress and their entanglements with (white) idea(l)s of modernity, civilization and development.

EADI Webinar on Citizenship and Civil Society in Development

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22 Jun 2018

The first webinar of the Civil Society and Citizenship in Development Working Group invites everyone interested to join the session (and the group) and share approaches and ideas.

Creating Wealth Without Labour? Emerging Contours of a New Techno-Economic Landscape

Read more: Creating Wealth Without Labour? Emerging Contours of a New Techno-Economic Landscape (external link)
19 Jun 2018

2018/05 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Discussion Paper 11/2018; Author(s): Wilfried Lütkenhorst - Details

This discussion paper reviews the topical debate around the implications of innovative digital technologies for future patterns of competitiveness, employment, equality, the international division of labour and resource efficiency. It focusses on digital production technologies applied in the manufacturing sector and adopts a global economic perspective in a 10- to 15-year time horizon. The leading research questions are: How is the digital revolution likely to impact the future of industrialisation? How will it affect the relative positions of developed and developing countries in global competition? What are the implications for industrial policy?

Towards the Urgent Elimination of Hazardous Child Labour

Read more: Towards the Urgent Elimination of Hazardous Child Labour (external link)
19 Jun 2018

2018/06 – Report; Author(s): International Labour Organization (Ilo) - Details

This report brings together and assesses new research on hazardous child labour, following the ILO’s last report on this subject in 2011. The report demonstrates that we have extensive experience and an ample evidence base to assist us in tackling hazardous child labour.

Incentives to Labour Migration and Agricultural Productivity

Read more: Incentives to Labour Migration and Agricultural Productivity (external link)
19 Jun 2018

2018/04 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 45/2018; Author(s): Marie Albertine Djuikom - Details

This paper investigates the effect of internal labour migration on agricultural productivity of rural households in Uganda. Since households select themselves into migration this raises the endogeneity problem. In order to account for the endogeneity of the migration decision and the fact that the effect might be different from one household to another, I model the households’ decisions to participate in migration along with their investment in agricultural productivity using the Bayesian treatment analysis. This approach allows me to self-match each household and to estimate a distribution for the counterfactual outcome.

Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate (25-26 June 2018)

Read more: Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate (25-26 June 2018) (external link)
15 Jun 2018

The Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) hosts and brings together partners at UvA and other locations in the Netherlands, which work on sustainable development. More information (programme, panels etc.) are available online.

We are practising sustainability at EADI. Are you? Here's an update to our Sustainability Policy.

Read more: We are practising sustainability at EADI. Are you? Here's an update to our Sustainability Policy.
13 Jun 2018

Since its foundation, The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) has been dedicated to science-based, fair and just development. In committing to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries around the globe pledge to contribute to a fundamental shift in how we interact with each other and the finite resources of the Earth. EADI recognizes its role to champion transformative and practical social, economic and ecological changes. We acknowledge our responsibility to not only facilitate scientific exchange for sustainability, but to actively go ahead and ensure that we act in an ethical and responsible manner in all aspects of our work and partnerships.

Call for Papers: Fifth Conference of the Association for African Studies in Italy

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28 May 2018

The Association for African Studies in Italy (ASAI) announces a Call for papers for its Fifth biennial conference Plural Africa. Politics, knowledge and social dynamics in time and space.

Aligning Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) and Trade Policies to Improve Sustainable Development Impact

Read more: Aligning Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) and Trade Policies to Improve Sustainable Development Impact (external link)
23 May 2018

2018/02 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); ECDPM & GDPRD discussion paper; Author(s): Paul Engel - Details

Development partners are making efforts to strengthen coherence between their Trade and Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) policies and interventions. This is key to enhance synergies for sustainable development, or at the very least to avoid one policy undermining the developmental effects of the other. It requires enhanced dialogue and cooperation between trade and ARD communities. This exploratory study seeks to analyse the ongoing debate and cooperation between ARD and trade, and aid for trade departments.

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