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The Determinants of Internal Conflict in the World: How to Estimate the Risks and Better Target Prevention Efforts?

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18 Feb 2021

2021/02 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); open access book; Author(s): Sosso Feindouno, Laurent Wagner

Recent years have seen an increase in the number and intensity of armed conflicts, fuelled in particular by an increase in the number and intensity of terrorist incidents and an increasingly important part played by organised crime. These conflicts are the result of a variety of economic, social, demographic, climatic and geographic factors. This book, based on a retrospective basis, makes it possible to identify the main factors that trigger conflicts and to distinguish between structural and non-structural factors. The book is also available in French

Distinguished Guest Lecture: Agrarian Challenges in India, 18 February, 11.00 CET

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18 Feb 2021

With Madhura Swaminathan

This lecture traces the trajectory of growth of Indian agriculture over the last 5 decades. From the mid 1960s through the 1980s, rapid growth in production and productivity of food grain, rice and wheat, in particular, resulted in big gains in output and reduced dependence on imports to meet domestic consumption requirements. The trajectory has been more uneven in the 1990s and after. The lecture argues that there are huge problems that beset agrarian India, arising out of inequalities across crops, regions and classes.

Successful accreditation of the “Master in Global Development Studies” at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ås

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17 Feb 2021

We are delighted to announce the successful accreditation of the "Master in Global Development Studies” at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås, near Oslo, Norway. The International Accreditation Council for Global Development Studies and Research IAC/EADI wishes to congratulate NMBU on the excellent quality of the programme with its distinctive and dynamic features.

New Virtual Dialogue: Consistent Injustice Within Environment-Development Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa and Possible Ways Forward, 11 February, 11.00 CET

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11 Feb 2021

Possible ways forward to (re)negotiate rural livelihood and landscape resilience: Susannah Sallu from the Sustainability Research Institute of the University of Leeds will bring together and reflect on her recent portfolio of case study research on climate change, conservation and agricultural development intervention, largely conducted in Tanzania.

New on our blog: Why Read the Human Development Reports of the UNDP?

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09 Feb 2021

By Juan Telleria

For more than 10 years, I have been researching the Human Development Reports (HDR) that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published since 1990. Many people told me that the Human Development paradigm was outdated, and that the Millennium Declaration (2000) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015) eclipsed the influence of the HDRs. I do agree. However, I found that properly understanding the ins and outs of this development paradigm was of much importance to detect and expose the contradictions and limitations of current development debates.

EADI/ISS Conference "Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice": Registration Now Open!

04 Feb 2021

We are happy to announce that registration for our  general conference, taking place online from 5 to 8 July 2021, is now open.

We encourage participants to register as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the early bird fees available until 18 April. We also offer fee waivers for selected authors from low- and middle-income countries whose abstracts/ papers are accepted for presentation at the conference. Read the FAQs here and register here

Guidelines for Local Governments on Policies for Social and Solidarity Economy

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04 Feb 2021

2021/02 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); research paper

With growing awareness about the role of social and solidarity economy in facilitating inclusive and sustainable development, comes an increasing number of governments adopting policies and programmes that aim to support SSE organizations and enterprises. To successfully promote SSE and realize its potential in the context of sustainable local development, policy makers and practitioners need answers to a number of questions. What makes particular policies and programmes effective for SSE? Will these be feasible and adaptable within their various legal, political and socioeconomic contexts? UNRISD has put together this set of guidelines for local Governments

ADAPTED Project "Eradicating Poverty - Pathways Towards Achieving the SDGs": 12 Early Stage Researchers Positions Open!

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29 Jan 2021

The ADAPTED project in which we are one of the partners is offering training to high achieving early stage researchers (ESRs) to bridge the existing knowledge gap in understanding poverty dynamics and by equipping the ESRs with a unique skills portfolio that is equally attractive for research institutions, development organisations and internationally active firms

New on our blog: Teaching in a Fast-Changing Environment – The Case of Development Studies

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29 Jan 2021

By Basile Boulay

Following years of austerity budgets and a fast-growing managerial culture within academia, social sciences and humanities have been under growing pressure for some time.  Simultaneously, the assumptions behind the teaching and research of entire disciplines have been heavily criticized , giving rise to movements -often supported by students- calling for wide academic and curricula reforms. Development Studies, which draws on many fields from social sciences and humanities, is no exception and is undergoing such profound changes.

New Volume edited by Working Group Member: Changing Contexts and Shifting Roles of the Indian State.

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25 Jan 2021

Anthony P. D’Costa Achin Chakraborty (Editors), Dynamics of Asian Development Series

This volume is based on a conference organized in Kolkata by the Australia India
Institute, University of Melbourne, and the Institute of Development Studies
Kolkata in December 2015. The title of the conference was Instruments of
Intervention: Capitalist Development and the Remolding of the Indian State. The aim was to tackle three broad threads, without foreclosing others. They are the changing nature of the relationship between state and capital, the mediating role of society in influencing developmental outcomes, to analyze the seemingly contradictory roles of the state in undertaking major state-sponsored social programs, and opening up greater spaces for the market, and to examine the dynamic relationship between the state and the form of democracy under changing political regimes. These three threads are present in this volume.

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