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China’s Contribution to Development Cooperation: Ideas, Opportunities and Finances

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27 Jan 2015

The Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi); Authors: Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang

Conventional economic theories seem to be inadequate in explaining the diverse and multipolar world we live in. Having lost confidence in the Washington consensus, developing countries are increasingly looking East for development experiences and ideas: what worked, why and how. This paper examines China’s role in development cooperation from the angle of structural transformation as a major driver of growth and job creation. Being a bit ahead in the structural transformation process, China can contribute ideas, tacit knowledge, implementation capacity, opportunities as well as finances. Based on a joint learning model, developing countries choose partners based on their respective comparative advantages, instruments of interaction and degree of complementarity.

EADI Membership Campaign 2015

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26 Jan 2015

Today, we are launching the 2015 EADI Membership Campaign. EADI as a leading network in the field of development research aims to welcome new members as part of our European network of leading research and training institutes.

Realising the Potential of Civil Society-led South-South Development Cooperation

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23 Jan 2015

Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Author: Tshidi Moilwa

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from the BRICS countries and Mexico are leading a huge range of South-South Development Cooperation (SSDC) initiatives. These organisations have a significant role to play in the post-2015 development cooperation landscape as envisaged by the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) and other global policy initiatives. However, in order to realise this potential, more systematic documentation of the evidence on the positive impacts of their SSDC efforts is required as well as greater recognition by traditional donors, rising power country governments and fora such as the GPEDC of the important role that these organisations can play in shaping a more global approach to international development policy and practice.

Public Event: Risking everything, vulnerabilities and opportunities in migration

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22 Jan 2015

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will hold a public event on the risks and vulnerabilities that migrants face throughout the migration cycle on 6 February 2015 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT+00). This event will be streamed live on the ODI website

Call for Applications: Mobility Scholarships

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14 Jan 2015

South African Master and PhD candidates and staff are invited to apply for a mobility period at one of the European EUSA_ID partner universities while European PhD candidates are invited to apply for a mobility period at one of the South African partner universities!

Multipolarity and the Future of Regionalism: Latin America and Beyond

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12 Jan 2015

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Author: Jorge F. Garzón

This paper inquires into the effects of an emerging multipolar world on the international institution of regionalism. While IR scholarship has been making a strong case for the regionalization of world politics since the 1990s, the fact that most of the rising powers are also the sole regional powers of their home regions has led some scholars to argue that the advent of multipolarity can only strengthen this general trend toward a more regionalized international order. In this contribution, the author challenges these arguments by proposing an alternative way of thinking about how multipolarity is developing.

Call for Papers: Rethinking Development Research

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05 Jan 2015

The post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will take place on 25-26 June 2015 at the University of East London, UK. Deadline for abstracts: 16th March 2015.

AISSR Researchers Participate in Interdisciplinary "Next Generation" Research

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05 Jan 2015

Research integrates insights from Political Economy, European Studies, International Political Economy and Sociology.

January 2015 Issue of the European Journal of Development Research

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05 Jan 2015

The January 2015 issue of the EJDR is now online. This new issue includes articles on child labor in Africa and Asia, Kenyan slum communities, and international development NGOs.

New AISSR Research Platform: Urban Cycling Institute

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05 Jan 2015

Centre for Urban Studies launches ‘Urban Cycling Institute’ as an interdisciplinary research platform with a scientific and policy-oriented agenda.

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