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Invitation to EADI General Assembly and elections to the EADI Executive Committee 2017 - 2020

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27 Jun 2017

On 22 August 2017, the EADI General Assembly will take place in Bergen, Norway. Members of EADI are cordially invited to attend. The assembly is part of the EADI NORDIC 2017 conference.

Members have been invited by mail to the General Assembly, including an access to the documents for the assembly. Please contact our Secretariat for an access to the site, if you have not received the information.

EADI Outlook 2017 and Annual Report 2016

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27 Jun 2017

2017 is a strategic year for the Association: the General Assembly will take place on 22 August in Bergen, Norway, and a new Work Programme 2017 – 2020 will be presented by a new EADI President. For this reason, we held a Directors’ meeting already in March 2017, in order to grant space to thorough strategic discussions on topics that EADI will deal with in the next five years. We combined this year’s Directors‘ meeting with a “Bonner Impuls” on “European Development Policies and Aid Effectiveness in light of the Sustainable Development Goals: Do we need a shared impact and evaluation agenda?”, cordially hosted by the Deputy Mayor of the City of Bonn Reinhard Limbach in the Old Town Hall.

Thanks to the excellent venue and the excellent organization by our host, the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), we could experiment with a new format for our Directors’ Meeting, a so-called world café. In various groups, we discussed strategic avenues for EADI in the following...

Southern scholars missing in top development journals, says study published in the April issue of the European Journal of Development

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22 Jun 2017

Authors and editorial board members from developing countries are underrepresented in elite journals in the field of development studies, a new study has found. According to the study’s coauthors, although some studies have accessed representation of authors from developing countries in the social sciences, little is known about those focusing on the field of development studies.

“Underrepresentation from the developing world in research means that we are losing a perspective including the lived experiences of scientists from the South.” Jemimah Njuki, International Development Research Centre.

Innovative Methods for Research on Social and Political Action in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

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20 Jun 2017

2017/06 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Working Paper 487; Author(s): Khan Mohmand, S, Justino, P, et al. - Details

Fragile and conflict-affected settings present particular challenges for researchers seeking to study the effect of social and political action (SPA). These challenges are not simply due to prevalent violence and conflict, but contexts of insecurity can restrict the flow of information, key actors can be hard to identify, and if information can be found, vital pieces of the picture may be missing. This paper seeks to explore what particular combinations of empirical methods are best suited for research into three distinct aspects of SPA: the context in which it occurs, its type and nature, and the identification of pathways through which SPA can lead to empowerment and accountability.

Land Grabbing and the Axis of Political Conflicts: Insights From Southwest Cameroon

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20 Jun 2017

2017/04 – Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Africa Spectrum Vol.52, No.1, pp.33-63; Author(s): Frankline A. Ndi, Simon Batterbury - Details

This paper shows that the struggle to maintain or redefine livelihoods generates tension between inward competition for and outward contestation of claims to land.

Legal Empowerment and Horizontal Inequalities After Conflict

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20 Jun 2017

2017/03 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 50/2017; Author(s): Lars Waldorf - Details

This article explores whether legal empowerment can address horizontal inequalities in post-conflict settings, and if so, how. It argues that legal empowerment has modest potential to reduce these inequalities but that there are risks of strengthening group identities, reducing social cohesion, and, in the worst case, triggering conflict.

Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: A Critical Survey of the Literature and Avenues for Future Research

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20 Jun 2017

2017/02 – Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University; United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); UNU-MERIT working papers #2017-016; Author(s): Ayokunu Adedokun Details

This paper presents an in-depth review of a wide body of theoretical and empirical research on post-conflict peacebuilding. The review covers three stands of literature on peace and conflict research which include: (1) those that focus on the root causes of the initial conflict, (2) those that focus on how the original war was fought, and finally, (3) those that focus on post-conflict peacebuilding.

Social protection for inclusive growth in Africa? Workshop on 30 June 2017, Amsterdam

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16 Jun 2017

The purpose and scope of this workshop is to present findings from a two-years study on the impacts of social protection in Ghana and Kenya (SHPIG) and to exchange knowledge and ideas with policy experts on the translation of these findings into policy and practice.

The Politics of Slums in the Global South: Book resulting from research programme Chance2sustain

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07 Jun 2017

Seeing urban politics from the perspective of those who reside in slums offers an important dimension to the study of urbanism in the global South. Many people living in sub-standard conditions do not have their rights as urban citizens recognised and realise that they cannot rely on formal democratic channels or governance structures. Through in-depth case studies and comparative research, The Politics of Slums in the Global South: Urban Informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru integrates conceptual discussions on urban political dynamics with empirical material from research undertaken in Rio de Janeiro, Delhi, Chennai, Cape Town, Durban and Lima.

Social health protection in Kenya: Stakeholder workshop held

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02 Jun 2017

Within the Social Health Protection for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG) project a stakeholder workshop was held on 26 May 2017 in Nairobi, to present first findings for Kenya of the two-year research project funded by Wotro. The workshop showed the importance of this kind of workshops for the knowledge management and dissemination, and the interpretation of results.

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