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for 2021-3

Shaping Africa's Post-Covid Recovery

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18 Mar 2021

2021/03 – open access book; Author(s): Ugo Panizza, Rabah Arezki, Simean Djankov (eds.)

With the exception of some flashpoints in Northern and Southern Africa, the continent has been largely spared from the direct health effect of Covid-19. However, the African economy has been significantly hurt by the economic consequences. This eBook summarises recent research on the economic effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in the continent covering a wide array of topics focusing on the response of firms, households, governments, and international organisations.

New on our blog: Why Does Climate Adaptation End Up Repeating, Rather Than Rethinking, Old Development Mistakes?

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09 Mar 2021

By Siri Eriksen, Marianne Mosberg, Benard Muok, Katharine Vincent, Lisa Schipper, Morgan Scoville-Simonds

Climate change requires rethinking development. Yet, in the (understandable) rush to support adaptation, this has taken place within the structures and process of existing development paradigms. As a consequence, similar to well-known critiques of the development architecture, many adaptation-interventions reproduce both the development problems and the skewed power relations that have contributed to vulnerability in the first place.

Diálogo virtual EADI: Libertad, desarrollo humano y bienestar subjetivo: implicaciones para los estudios del desarrollo, 8 Marzo, 11.00 CET

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08 Mar 2021

Con Rafael Domínguez Martín

El objetivo de esta presentación es revisar críticamente el papel de la libertad como determinante del bienestar subjetivo a lo largo del proceso de desarrollo humano, entendido en el sentido sociológico de la teoría postmaterialista de la modernización y sus implicaciones para los estudios del desarrollo.

Roots of Resilience Land Policy for an Agroecological Transition in Europe

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04 Mar 2021

2021/02 – Transnational Institute (TNI); research paper; Author(s): Nyéléni Europe, Central Asia Platform for Food Sovereignty

This policy reportlooks to support increased access to land for agroecology throughout Europe. This support is now more critical than ever in light of a number of alarming trends including increasing land concentration and land speculation, instances of land grabbing, the precipitous decline in the number of farmers and smallholdings, a generational challenge in terms of farm succession, massive biodiversity loss, a crisis in soil fertility, and the devastating impacts of intensive livestock breeding and industrial agriculture, to mention but a few.

New on our blog: Why Has the Agadir Agreement Failed?

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02 Mar 2021

By Christos Kourtelis

Signed in Rabat, Morocco on February 25th 2004, the Agadir Agreement (AA) is a Free Trade Agreement between Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan with the aim of coordinating sectoral policies and approximating legislation to better foster intraregional trade. However, when re-evaluating the performance of the agreement, it becomes clear that it has neither succeeded in fostering regional integration, nor in overcoming the structural weaknesses of Arab-Mediterranean economies.

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