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for 2016-3

20th Anniversary of Eldis

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31 Mar 2016

Eldis research is an online information services on international development issues. It is hosted by our premium member IDS. It was launched in 1996 in collaboration with EADI’s working group on “Information Management”.

Projecting National Poverty to 2030

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29 Mar 2016

Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Report; Authors: Chris Hoy – Details for “Projecting National Poverty to 2030”

This report provides an overview of current national poverty lines and examines the feasibility of meeting SDG target 1.2 by illustrating what levels of national poverty could exist in 2030. The paper considers a range of scenarios that explore the viability of the SDG target and the crucial role governments will play in choosing whether to change (or maintain) national poverty lines.

The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

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22 Mar 2016

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); DIIS Report 2016:2; Author: Erik Lundsgaarde – Details for “The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives”

As this DIIS report highlights, factors such as the lack of fresh resources from public and private actors and inadequate attention to strategy development have limited multi-stakeholder initiatives from achieving their potential. In contrast, support for the development of secretariat functions, a clear definition of roles and responsibilities among participating stakeholders, and the identification of added value in a crowded landscape of cooperation initiatives can contribute to partnership success.

Call for Papers: Poverty Dynamics – Shame, Blame and Responsibility

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22 Mar 2016

The Call for Papers is now open for DSA2016, the annual conference of the Development Studies Association, taking place at the University of Oxford, 12-14th September. The EADI-DSA Study Group on Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics will be organising a panel session.

Bursaries Announced for CDG+EADI Summer School

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20 Mar 2016

Two bursary lines have been established for the summer school “Exploring challenges and opportunities to achieving ‘Just Practices of Development’ in the context of the SDGs” (6–10 July 2016, Leeds).

Francesca R. Jensenius Wins Chr. Michelsen Prize 2016

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15 Mar 2016

The Chr. Michelsen Prize for outstanding development research is awarded every second year by “Nationalgaven til Chr. Michelsen”, a fund which was given to Prime Minister Christian Michelsen by the Norwegian people when he resigned in 1907.

Self-Differentiation of Countries’ Responsibilities: Addressing Climate Change Through Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

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15 Mar 2016

German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Discussion Paper 4/2016; Authors: Kennedy Liti Mbeva, Pieter Pauw – Details for “Self-Differentiation of Countries’ Responsibilities: Addressing Climate Change Through Intended Nationally Determined Contributions”

As part of the preparations for the 2015 UN climate summit in Paris (COP21), all countries were invited to submit a climate “Intended Nationally Determined Contribution” (INDC). This paper analyses 159 INDCs on whether they advanced self-differentiation in the context of the notion of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDR-RC).

New Technologies for Humanitarian Aid

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13 Mar 2016

EPFL and the International Committee of the Red-Cross launch the Humanitarian Tech Hub, a research program aimed at developing technological solutions to help people in conflict zones.

Gender, Ethnicity and Teaching Evaluations: Evidence From Mixed Teaching Teams

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11 Mar 2016

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); ISS Working Paper Series / General Series; Authors: Natascha Wagner; Matthias Rieger; Katherine Voorvelt – Details for “Gender, Ethnicity and Teaching Evaluations: Evidence From Mixed Teaching Teams”

This paper studies the effect of teacher gender and ethnicity on student evaluations of teaching quality at university. The results point to an important gender bias and indicate that the use of teaching evaluations in hiring and promotion decisions may put female lectures at a disadvantage.

Festival-style Summer School at the University of Twente

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11 Mar 2016

CuriousU combines an international summer school and with a festival. Topics include health, robotics, water and entrepreneurship from beginner to advanced level.

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