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State of Power 2019 - Finance

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31 Jan 2019

2019/01 – Transnational Institute (TNI); research paper; Author(s): Ann Pettifor et al.

Despite causing the worst financial crisis in decades, the financial sector emerged even stronger. The Transnational Institute's eighth flagship State of Power report examines through essays and infographics the varied dimensions and dynamics of financial power, and how popular movements might regain control over money and finance. In addition, it includes six compelling infographics that tell you everything you need to know about financial power. Who controls banks? Investment Funds? Where are they based? How is power concentrated? What difference does this make to corporations in general? How do banks influence public policy? How do financial institutions remain impune? What alternatives are there.

Continental drifts in a multipolar world - Challenges for Africa-Europe relations in 2019

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17 Jan 2019

2019/01 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Alexei Jones; Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw; Philomena Apiko

This year's ECDPM challenge paper analyses the institutional and political processes and dynamics that will influence the ability of the African Union and EU to work together on issues of common concern in a spirit of partnership between equals. In addition, it identifies windows of opportunities to revamp the EU-Africa partnership in 2019. This paper examines some of those and looks ahead at what to expect in the coming year. We pay particular attention to converging and diverging interests, across member states, between the member states and their respective continental organisations – the EU and the African Union, and between the two continents themselves.

Our latest book "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" is now available!

Read more: Our latest book "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" is now available!
16 Jan 2019

We are proud to announce a brandnew volume in the EADI Global Development Series. It brings together multiple critical assessments of the current state and future visions of global development studies. As an appetizer, we have published a brief excerpt of the introduction on our blog: "Development Studies Need Social Engagement"

EADI is recruiting a Knowledge Partnership Officer (50%)

Read more: EADI is recruiting a Knowledge Partnership Officer (50%)
15 Jan 2019

We are looking to recruit a Knowledge Partnership Officer (50%) to the Bridge 47 - Building Global Citizenship project for a 18-month contract starting in March 2019.  Application deadline: 31 January, 4PM EET

Call for Papers: EADI/DSA Panel on Ethics, Justice and Development Research - submit by 16 January!

Read more: Call for Papers: EADI/DSA Panel on Ethics, Justice and Development Research - submit by 16 January!
07 Jan 2019

Ethics and justice are central to development issues, but at present, there are no dedicated ethical guidelines for development research. The DSA 2019 Conference "Opening up Development" (Milton Keynes, 19-21 June) is a good oopportunity to start changing this. EADI and DSA are jointly committed to producing such guidelines, and this panel will feed into that process. We look forward to receiving interesting contributions! Sessions will be interactive and participatory.

The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

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03 Jan 2019

2018/12 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); research paper; Author(s): Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (Ophi)

The Most Detailed Picture to Date of the World’s Poorest People presents the global MPI 2018, a newly revised index based on a short but powerful list of 10 deprivations. It now covers 105 countries in total, which are home to 77 per cent of the world’s population, or 5.7 billion people. Key findings are:

  • 1.3 billion people live in multidimensional poverty.
  • 83% of all multidimensionally poor people in the world live in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
  • Two-thirds of all MPI poor people live in middle-income countries.
  • Half of the multidimensionally poor are children aged 0-17.
  • 85% of MPI poor people live in rural areas.
  • 46% of those who are multidimensionally poor live in severe poverty.
  • In 2015/16, more than 364 million people are still MPI poor in India.
  • In India, 271 million people moved out of poverty in ten years.

We wish you a happy festive season and will be back on 2 January

21 Dec 2018

Our office will be closed from 25 December 2018 to 2 January 2019. Until then, we wish you all the best and a good transition to the new year!

Mapping Just Transition(s) to a Low-Carbon World

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14 Dec 2018

2018/11 – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); research paper; Author(s) The Just Transition Research Collaborative

Just Transition — the idea that justice and equity must form an integral part of the transition towards a low-carbon world — is increasingly being mobilized both to counter the idea that protecting the environment and protecting jobs are incompatible, and to broaden the debate to justice-related issues such as the kinds of jobs and societies we envision for the future. This report unpacks the different understandings, narratives and framings of Just Transition that underpin the concept’s growing popularity and uptake. Six short country case studies provide insights into how Just Transition is—or is not—being mobilized on the ground. The report calls for a progressive interpretation of Just Transition to promote transformative change and climate justice for all.

How to spend €89.2 billion: Early developments in international cooperation programming

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03 Dec 2018

2018/11 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); research paper; Author(s): Alisa Herrero Cangas; Andrew Sherriff; Mariella Di Ciommo; Sanne Thijssen

In the proposal for its next budget (2021-2027), the European Commission envisages a major restructuring of its external action architecture that reflects the EU’s ambition to pursue a more strategic, political and interest-driven external action. It includes the creation of a ‘Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument’ (NDICI) worth €89.2 billion, and of global scope. Up to 75% of funds are intended for political cooperation with partner countries and regions. This discussion paper by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is an initial analysis of how the EU institutions are currently preparing for the next bilateral programming process. While there have been a number of encouraging developments, some potential policy-to-practice gaps need to be addressed early in the...

The Brown to Green Report 2018

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03 Dec 2018

2018/11 – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); Overseas Development Institute (ODI);

The Brown to Green Report 2018 is the world’s most comprehensive review of G20 climate action. It provides concise and comparable information on G20 country mitigation action, finance and vulnerability. It gives an overview of all G20 countries, whether – and how well – they are doing on the journey to transition to a low-carbon economy. The report draws on the latest emissions data from 2017 and covers 80 indicators on decarbonisation, climate policies, finance and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. Providing country ratings, it identifies leaders and laggards in the G20. Developed by experts from 14 research organisations and NGOs from the majority of the G20 countries, the report covers 80 indicators

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