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for 2016-2

Global Poverty and the New Bottom Billion Revisited: Why are Some People Poor?

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24 Feb 2016

King’s International Development Institute (IDI); paper; Author: Andy Sumner – Details for “Global Poverty and the New Bottom Billion Revisited: Why are Some People Poor?”

This paper revisits the debate on the changing ‘geography’ or location of global poverty. Specifically, most global poverty is concentrated in a set of populous countries that have transitioned from low income to middle income countries.

An indicative empirical example of resources nationally available to end extreme poverty is explored in the form of the reallocation of public spending from regressive fossil fuel subsidies to poverty transfers.

Webinar Informs About Part-Time Executive Master

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23 Feb 2016

17:00-17:45 (Geneva time) – This is an interactive info session about the Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy-Making (INP), hosted for prospective candidates to learn about the content, format, expectations and overall experience. Registrations are requested in advance.

Fleeing Into the Unknown: A Journey from Eritrea to England

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22 Feb 2016

ODI published an illustrated journey of Merha, who escapes the extreme hardship of conscription in Eritrea and crosses Africa and Europe for a better life in the UK.

Prestigious Vici Grants Awarded to 5 Researchers

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17 Feb 2016

Five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the AMC have been awarded a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Save the date: Annual EADI Directors' Meeting in London

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16 Feb 2016

The EADI Directors’ Meeting 2016 will be held at the King's College International Development Institutes (IDI), London. It will be organised in conjunction with the IDI Annual Conference 2016 on “Dilemmas of Contemporary Capitalism: Political Representation and Economic Transformation in the Emerging Economies”.

Please save the date!

EJDR: New Editorial Board Appointed

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16 Feb 2016

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) has appointed a new Editorial Board, reflecting the multidisciplinarity of the journal.

Seminar report on “Frugal Innovation”

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16 Feb 2016

On Thursday 26 and Friday 27 November the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa, in cooperation with the European Association for Development Institutes, organized a two day workshop on Frugal Innovation.

Journeys to Europe: The Role of Policy in Migrant Decision-Making

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16 Feb 2016

Overseas Development Institute (ODI); report and policy brief; Authors: Jessica Hagen-Zanker and Richard Mallett – Details for “Journeys to Europe: The Role of Policy in Migrant Decision-Making”

This report and policy briefing aims to increase understanding of the journeys made by migrants. It explores the journeys migrants take; the factors that drive them; and the capacity of destination country migration policies to influence people’s decisions, both before their journey begins and along the way.

The authors make policy recommendations that could lead to the better management of, and a more effective and positive response to, the current migration crisis in Europe.

How Immigrant Integration Unfolds

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09 Feb 2016

Real Instituto Elcano; Ari 17/2016; Authors: Pierluigi Contucci and Rickard Sandell – Details for “How Immigrant Integration Unfolds”

Where and how should integration policy-makers focus their resources and attention?

Integrating immigrants is politically challenging. This analysis shows in a novel way the increased complexity of immigrant integration as immigration becomes a more numerous phenomenon. The idea is to help pinpoint where and how integration policy-makers need to focus their resources and attention.

A Living Analysis of Europe’s Migration Challenge

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03 Feb 2016

ECDPM’s Anna Knoll and ODI analyse the challenges to a comprehensive EU migration and asylum policy. Find out what these are in their expert article on The Broker.

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