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EADI Webinar: Engaged Excellence in Development Studies, 19 March, 3pm CET

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19 Mar 2019

This is the second webinar in our "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" Series, and we are happy to have gained Melissa Leach and John Gaventa to present the concept of "Engage Excellence" They will share their reflections and experiences in seeking to promote positive transformative change that is strategically informed by research and knowledge. If you'd like to get a first impression, read our related blog post by Melissa Leach.

Will the Future EU Budget Water Down the Consensus on Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development?

18 Mar 2019

Blog post by Amelia Hadfield and Simon Lightfoot on the EADI blog "Debating Development Research":

The European Union (EU)’s draft Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-27 is currently under negotiation. If approved, the EU’s development cooperation budget would increase by 30% despite Brexit. Given the possible political sensitivities around these discussions, the most recent peer review of the EU’s plans by the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) did not swerve the issue and made a number of recommendations relating to the political context of the MFF negotiations. Read more

When the Drugs Don’t Work – Antibiotic Resistance as a Global Development Problem

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14 Mar 2019

2019/02 – Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation (DHF); research paper; Author(s): Maarten van der Heijden et al

Why is there a need to address antibiotic resistance in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals? Because antibiotics play a crucial role in many more areas of life than most people imagine. However, antibiotics are starting to lose their effectiveness due to resistant infections, and the consequences will be far-reaching if decisive and rapid action is not taken globally and systematically. Antibiotic resistance seriously jeopardises the achievement of several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, antibiotic resistance must be included in the work on sustainable development, and should be seen as a strong additional reason to urgently increase the work on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Dag Hammerskjoeld Foundation has published a report on how antibiotic resistance is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals.

EADI Webinar: The Struggles of Epistemic Freedom and Decolonization of Knowledge in Africa, 12 March 3pm CET

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13 Mar 2019

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Professor and Head of the Archie Mafeje Research Institute at the University of South Africa, will give insights into his work on epistemic freedom and decolonization of knowledge in Africa.

New tender deadline: Bridge 47 - Tender for a Regional Knowledge Exchange Consultant – South-Eastern European Partnership

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13 Mar 2019

The purpose of this post is three-fold. Firstly, it is to establish a regional GCE Knowledge Exchange Partnership mainly in Slovakia and Slovenia - called South-Eastern partnership - by building a network of practitioners and scholars. Secondly, it is central in organising three regional events to exchange practical and academic knowledge on GCE. Thirdly, it makes sure that ideas developed and knowledge gathered within the regional network is fed into the process of creating a massive open online course (MOOC).

Bridge 47 - Tender for a Regional Knowledge Exchange Consultant – Iberian Partnership

13 Mar 2019

The purpose of this post is three-fold. Firstly, it is to establish a regional GCE Knowledge Exchange Partnership in Spain and Portugal – called Iberian partnership - by building a network of practitioners and scholars. Secondly, it is central in organising three regional events to exchange practical and academical knowledge on GCE. Thirdly, it makes sure that ideas developed and knowledge gathered within the regional network is fed into the process of creating a massive open online course (MOOC). Download the full tender here

Social Protection in East Africa - Harnessing the Future

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05 Mar 2019

2019/02 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): Oecd

This study by the OECD Development Centre is now available in open access. It identifies possible futures and explores new paths for action in six countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It highlights seven grand challenges that confront social protection policy makers in the region and discusses which policy directions are most appropriate for tackling today’s social protection needs and preparing for those of tomorrow. A number of these challenges, such as rapid population growth and urbanisation, persistent informality, low domestic resource mobilisation and climate change, are common to sub-Saharan Africa as a whole; the methodology and approach used here will be applicable to many other countries across the region.

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