EADI to contribute to new Global Vision Paper on Development Studies

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01 Apr 2015

Ten years after the release of the first “Vision Paper on Development Studies, Accreditation and EADI”, EADI will collaborate in the launch of an international process for the drafting of a new Vision Paper with the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and the Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training (NORRAG).

While the first document focused particularly on Development Studies and accreditation procedures in Europe, the scope of this new project will be expanded to a global level, by considering the perspectives of both the global South and the global North. Major areas of consideration will relate to the core of Development Studies in a multi-focal world, and the relation with the post-2015 SDGs. The document will also address the notion of interdisciplinarity, the various approaches of development economics, the nexus between education and development, and the role of traditional and non-traditional actors in development studies.

A limited number of focus group meetings will be organised across the world to launch a consultation process, the first one being planned to take place in Beijing in May.

In addition, all members of EADI will be invited to contribute to this process in an online consultation process. 

Photo: Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President of EADI and Professor of Development Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and member of the Global Vision Paper drafting team.

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