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EADI NORDIC 2017 Conference: Keynote speakers announced!

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24 May 2017

We are delighted to announce the following speakers and the main programme of the conference:

Professor James K. Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin)
Professor Lise Rakner (University of Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institue)
Professor Bertil Tungodden (Norwegian School of Economics NHH, CMI))
Professor Rohini Somanathan (Delhi School of Economics)
Dr. Arne Strand (Chr. Michelsen Institute)
Professor Uma Kothari (University of Manchester)
Professor Cathrine Brun (Oxford Brookes University)
Professorial Fellow Mick Moore (University of Sussex)
Professor Brooke Harrington (Copenhagen Business School)
Professor Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam)
Professor Achim Steiner (Oxford Martin School, UNDP)
Professor Susan Parnell (University of Cape Town)

Registration is open.

The European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 29, Issue 2 - New Issue

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24 May 2017

Absorptive Capacity: North–South Partnerships and Organizational Learning Within Development Networks by Johanne Boucher & Joanne M. Roch

Representation of Academics from Developing Countries as Authors and Editorial Board Members in Scientific Journals: Does this Matter to the Field of Development Studies? by Sarah Cummings & Paul Hoebink

and many more!

Central Africa (HECA): Perspectives From On-the-Ground Experiences

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18 May 2017

Oxfam GB; Case study; Author(s): Jane Gaithuma

Innovation involves applying information, imagination and initiative to get greater or different value from resources, and includes all processes by which new ideas are generated and converted into useful processes or products. - Details

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV): Has Time Come for Solar Energy in Africa?

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18 May 2017

Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); FERDI Working Paper P187; Author(s): Jennifer Mbabazi Moyo, et al.

As Africa’s energy supply needs to be stepped up urgently to satisfy the continents’ growing energy needs and avoid some of the serious economic and social costs of the deficiency, renewable energy technologies have emerged as additional alternatives to build the relevant energy infrastructure while aligning Africa’s growth with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). - Details

A Belated Boom: Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, and Prospects and Risks for Oil in East Africa

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18 May 2017

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; OIES Paper WPM 71; Author(s): Luke Patey

This paper examines the development, potential, and main risks facing oil industries in Uganda, Kenya, and South Sudan, as well as plans for regional pipelines in East Africa. - Details

Cities and Spatial Interactions in West Africa: A Clustering Analysis of the Local Interactions of Urban Agglomerations

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18 May 2017

Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 236; Author(s): Tekalign Gutu Sakketa, Nicolas Gerber- Details

The majority of the youth in Ethiopia live in rural areas where agriculture is the main source of livelihood. Using gender - and age-specific values of agricultural labor return (shadow wages), we systematically analyse trends, patterns and prospects of youth’s labor supply in agriculture across space (farm locations).

Expectations and Implications of Japan's 'New' ODA Charter for Lusophone Africa Under TICAD Process

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18 May 2017

Centro de Estudos sobre Africa e do Desenvolvimento (CeSA); CeSA SCG Working Paper 153/2017; Author(s): Pedro Amakasu Raposo - Details

This paper compares and asks how Japan's ‘new’ ODA Charter is influencing the direction of its aid policy to Lusophone Africa - so-called Portuguese-speaking African Countries of Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe (PALOP) - in light of the TICAD process.

Call for Papers: Localizing the ‘Global’: Global Development and Social Justice in Practice

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16 May 2017

15th Development Dialogue at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague for PhD candidates, in cooperation with EADI from 11-13 October 2017, Deadline for submissions: 24 May 2017

Inclusive Urbanisation and Cities in the Twenty-First Century

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11 May 2017

Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Evidence Report; Author(s): Kasper, E, McGranahan, G, et al. – Details for "Inclusive Urbanisation and Cities in the Twenty-First Century"

In academic and policy discourse, urbanisation and cities are currently receiving a great deal of attention, and rightly so. Both have been central to the enormous transformation the world has been going through during the past few centuries.

Taxing the Urban Boom: Property Taxation in Africa

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11 May 2017

2017/03 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); CMI Insight no. 1; Author(s): Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Merima Ali and Tom Goodfellow Details

In this Insight we examine political and administrative constraints facing the development of effective property tax systems. Based on experiences from across the African continent, we argue that the major obstacles to improved property rates is not valuation, but poor administration and political resistance to reform. We suggest ways ahead.

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