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for 2015-7

REEDES announces Manifesto for the Inclusion of Development Studies

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28 Jul 2015

EADI member REEDES, the Spanish Network of Development Studies has launched a Manifesto for the inclusion of Development Studies in the Spanish National R + D + i Plan, an advocacy document approved by the REEDES’ general assembly, that recognizes the importance of Development Studies to solve global problems, and denounces its lack of public support and scientific recognition in Spain. The text also explains how this type of research in Europe is funded and proposes specific measures for integrating Development Studies in the Spanish R + D + i Plan.

Under the State's Thumb: Results from an Empirical Survey of Civic Organizations in Vietnam

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28 Jul 2015

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Authors: Jörg Wischermann et al.

Why do civic organizations (CO), especially those under authoritarian rule, act as agents of democratic change and/or as forces of preservation for existing power relations? Why do COs develop either democratic or nondemocratic features? More precisely, what is the impact of the state, especially the authoritarian one, on these developments? Which forms of authoritarian state power might precipitate, for example, forms of intra‐organizational authoritarianism?

Regulating Labour Recruitment to Prevent Human Trafficking and to Foster Fair Migration: Models, Challenges and Oportunities

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23 Jul 2015

International Labour Organization (ILO); Authors: Beate Andrees, Alix Nasri, Peter Swiniarski


This working paper presents the role of international labour standards in regulating recruitment and provides a preliminary overview of national laws, policies, regulations and enforcement mechanism which aim to prevent fraudulent recruitment practices and protect workers from unscrupulous labour recruiters. The paper also provides recommendations based on emerging national and regional experiences and identifies research gaps which should be tackled in the coming years.

Making Sense of Territorial Pathways to Rural Development: a Proposal for a Normative and Analytical Framework

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17 Jul 2015

Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp(IOB); Authors: Johan Bastiaensen et al.

Starting from the known and renowned human capabilities approach inspired by Amartya Sen’s theory, the authors develop a relational vision of the capabilities with which to evaluate the processes and results of human development. After this ethical positioning, the paper will attempt to assemble a heuristic framework from different theoretical inspirations that could serve as a prism to analyze and interpret rural development pathways.

EJDR 2014 Impact Factor rises to 0.851

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07 Jul 2015

EADI, the editorial team and Palgrave Macmillan are very pleased to announce that the 2014 Impact Factor for The European Journal of Development Research has increased to 0.851, a significant increase from 0.564 in 2013. The journal also achieved a 5-year impact factor of 0.941 and climbed from 46/55 to 40/55 titles in the Planning & Development category rankings.

Measuring What Matters: The Role of Well-Being Methods in Development Policy and Practice

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06 Jul 2015

Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Authors: Allister McGregor, Sarah Coulthard and Laura Camfield

In this paper the authors explore how the measurement of human well-being might contribute to making development policy and practice more effective. While most of the current initiatives are to develop measures of well-being at the level of the nation state this paper focuses on a less prominent discussion about how the concept of well-being might be made relevant for the development frontline: for development policy and practice at the level of the project or programme.

National Policies and Regional Integration in the South African Development Community

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02 Jul 2015

United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); Authors: Trudy Hartzenberg and Paul Kalenga

This paper focuses on the relationship between regional integration in the Southern African Development Community and national policies. Review of trade, industrial, agricultural, labour, and related policy areas, indicates that national policies can and do run counter to the regional integration initiatives that are formalized in the legal instruments of this southern African regional economic community.

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