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The Economics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Neighboring Countries. The Case of Lebanon

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25 Apr 2019

2019/04 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Mohamed ali Marouani et al

This paper investigates the effects of a massive displacement of workers from a war-torn economy on the economy of a neighboring country. Applying a general equilibrium approach to the Lebanese economy, it explores effects from various components of the crisis on the labor market, the production apparatus, and macroeconomic indicators. Along with previous literature, its findings suggest limited or no adverse effects on high-skilled native workers, but a negative impact on the most vulnerable Lebanese workers is found. When aid takes the form of investment subsidies, significantly better growth and labor market prospects arise, recalling the necessity of complementing humanitarian aid with development aid to succeed in achieving long-term objectives. This may however not be politically viable in a context where refugees are considered as temporary.

EU development policy at a crossroad, without a compass?

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24 Apr 2019

Launch event of the EADI Working Group “The European Union as a Development Actor”, Ljubljana, 4 April

According to Working Group co-convenor Maja Bucar, the European Union (EU) is widely considered to be an important actor in international development policy. EU policy-makers take pride in the EU being “the world’s largest donor” and the recent OECD-DAC Peer Review (2018) emphasized the EU’s “leadership” in development cooperation.

Our brandnew Research Communications Working Group invites new members!

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17 Apr 2019

We are happy and proud to announce our latest Working Group, which is exclusively dedicated to Research Communication. The Working Group was set up as a result of our 2018 workshop for member institutes' communications experts.

EU development policy at a crossroad, without a compass? Ljubljana, 4 April 2019

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04 Apr 2019

You are cordially invited to the launch workshop of our new Working Group "The European Union as a Development Actor", held at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The workshop will provide a scrutiny of the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)

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

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

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