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for 2016-1

On the Value of Foreign PhDs in the Developing World: Training Versus Selection Effects

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30 Jan 2016

United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Working Paper 2016-006; Authors: Helena Barnard, Robin Cowan and Moritz Müller – Details for “On the Value of Foreign PhDs in the Developing World: Training Versus Selection Effects”

This paper compares the career effects of overseas and domestic PhD training for scientists working in an emerging economy, South Africa. Variations in scientific achievements of South African academics may arise because those who attend “better” PhD programmes receive better training, but it may also be because good students select into good universities.

Pure selection effects contribute to career outcomes nearly as much as training effects.

The Future of ACP-EU Relations. A Political Economy Analysis

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25 Jan 2016

European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Policy Management Reports; Authors: Niels Keijzer; Alfonso Medinilla Aldana; Jean Bossuyt; Marc de Tollenaere – Details for “The Future of ACP-EU Relations. A Political Economy Analysis”

Rethinking the ACP-EU partnership and going beyond ‘business as usual’ – The Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA) links the EU to 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and mobilises a large development budget of 30,5 billion euros for the period 2014-2020. It expires in 2020 and all parties are preparing their future positions. ECDPM initiated this study to promote an open and well-informed discussion on this important partnership.

IDS Celebrates 50 Years – and Eldis 20 Years

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20 Jan 2016

Throughout 2016, IDS organizes an interesting series of events celebrating its 50 anniversary. The year starts a graduation ceremony (22 Jan) and with the relaunch of the IDS Bulletin as a gold open access journal (25 Jan). The main Anniversary Party will be on 20 April.

IDS was founded in 1966 as a ‘special institution’, Britain’s first national institute of development studies.

One of the longest running IDS projects, Eldis, also celebrates its twentieth year as a global online information service.

Summer School: Rome-Copenhagen Urban Challenge

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20 Jan 2016

EuroSapienza together with the Copenhagen Busines School (CBS) is presenting a summer school that jointly offers a Higher education Course on  Rome-Copenhagen Urban Challenge.

The course will be held in Copenhagen – two weeks in August – and in Rome – two weeks in September.

Intensifying cooperation in science between Switzerland and Argentina

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19 Jan 2016

EPFL hosts visit of scientific delegation from Universidad Nacional de San Martin – The visit was organized by the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV), which leads the mandate of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for exploring potential cooperation with Latin America as part of EPFL Leading House (LH) activities. It is only recently that Swiss strategy in scientific cooperation has started to focus on Latin American countries and see them as promising future partners.

World Risk Report 2015: Food Security

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18 Jan 2016

United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Alliance Development Works; Authors: Matthias Garschagen et al. – Details for “World Risk Report 2015: Food Security”

In which connection are the disaster risk of a country and its social situation? How big is the influence of its governance, the quality of public health system, the environmental situation and the educational level on its endangering through natural disasters? The WorldRiskReport tries to give the answers to this questions. The WorldRiskReport includes the WorldRiskIndex. An Index, created by the institute for Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University, which indicates the risk of disaster in consequence of extreme natural events for 171 countrys.

Successful EADI Accreditation of "Master's in Contemporary Development of China"

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14 Jan 2016

EADI has accredited the “Master’s in Contemporary Development of China”, offered by the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University. The programme welcomes application for the year 2016 / 2017 by 15 June 2016. For scholarships, please check out the SSDPP website (Deadlines 15th March and 15th May).

Social protection: Analytical Model of Cost-effectiveness Analysis determined

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13 Jan 2016

Within the “Social and Health Policies for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG) project, the project team determined the analytical model in detail in a workshop in December.

New EJDR Special Issue "Policy Coherence for Development" published

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12 Jan 2016

The European Journal of Development Research is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective. This Special Issue focuses on "Policy Coherence for Development" with an introduction to the concept, original articles and book reviews. Open access: Theorising Politics Behind Policy Coherence for Development (PCD)

100 Key Research Questions for the Post‐2015 Development Agenda

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07 Jan 2016

Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); Development Policy Review; Authors: Johan A. Oldekop; Lorenza B. Fontana; et al. – Details for “100 Key Research Questions for the Post‐2015 Development Agenda”

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) herald a new phase for international development. This article presents the results of a consultative exercise to collaboratively identify 100 research questions of critical importance for the post-2015 international development agenda. Collectively, these questions are relevant for future development-related research priorities of governmental and non-governmental organisations worldwide and could act as focal points for transdisciplinary research collaborations.

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