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ECDPM Releases New Dossier on ACP-EU relations

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08 Dec 2014

Designed for policy makers, practitioners and interested stakeholders in ACP and EU countries, this new dossier by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) contains a guide that brings together, in a quick summary, various ECDPM resources which are relevant to this multi-faceted topic.

Co-editor sought for European Journal of Development Research

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08 Dec 2014

The European Journal of Development Research is seeking a new co-editor with expertise in the political economy of development (broadly defined) to join its thriving editorial team. Deadline for applications: 31st January 2015

L'AFD prête 206 millions de dollars pour les énergies renouvelables

Read more: L'AFD prête 206 millions de dollars pour les énergies renouvelables
04 Dec 2014

L'AFD a signé un prêt de 206 millions de dollars à la Banque nationale brésilienne de développement économique et social, la BNDES. Il s'agit de la première coopération entre les deux institutions pour un financement qui sera affecté aux projets ayant un impact positif sur le climat et permettant de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre.

Redistribution as Social Justice for Decarbonising the Global Economy

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04 Dec 2014

Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Author: Andrew Martin Fischer

The neglect of global redistribution could undermine the capacity of Southern countries to face the broader development challenges, which are already immense even in the absence of decarbonisation. A key question is how to organise global redistributive transfers in a manner that does not continue to subordinate Southern populations to Northern interests. The challenge for decarbonisation is the forging of a political will for redistribution that is motivated by climate change rather than geopolitics, and that respects national ownership and self-determination.

Invitation to participate

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01 Dec 2014

The conveners of the ´Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development´working group cordially invite researchers to join the working group. Please email the working group conveners.

International Education and Development: Histories, Parallels, Crossroads

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24 Nov 2014

The Graduate Institute; Authors: Gilles Carbonnier, Michel Carton and Kenneth King

Education has been a priority sector when considering foreign aid allocation since the 1970s. Aware that the stated objectives will not be met universally, the major actors involved in the post-2015 debate are turning back to the concept of learning. The authors discuss in this paper how the central notions of skills, learning, and both formal and non-formal education have evolved in conjunction with ideological shifts. They examine the tensions between public and private education as well as between individualised and standardised delivery modes. To conclude, the authors question the current focus of major stakeholders on post-2015, post-EFA agendas.

Launch of the World Social Science Report 2013 in Germany

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19 Nov 2014

Dr. Heide Hackmann, Executive Director, International Social Science Council (ISSC), presents the World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments.

Panel Discussion - World Social Science Report 2013

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17 Nov 2014

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) in collaboration with the International Social Science Council in Paris (ISSC), the Center for Development Research of the University of Bonn (ZEF), and the Bonn Sustainability Portal organized the German launch of the World Social Science Report 2013 in Bonn.

Understanding China’s Approaches to International Development

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15 Nov 2014

Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Authors: Jing Gu, Yunnan Chen and Yanbing Zhang

China’s impressive economic growth and increasing development activities overseas, particularly in the African continent, have spurred intense debate and criticism over its role as a rising power in international development. China is viewed in the West both as a threat, but also as a valuable potential partner in development cooperation. However, differences between Western and Chinese conceptions of foreign aid and development have complicated cooperation and understanding of China’s development and aid structures. Further knowledge of these differences is needed, in order to evaluate their implications for low-income countries, and for potential trilateral cooperation.

Call for Papers: Measuring the Social, Economic and Political Effects of Social Protection: How to Overcome the Challenges?

Read more: Call for Papers: Measuring the Social, Economic and Political Effects of Social Protection: How to Overcome the Challenges?
12 Nov 2014

International Workshop in Bonn, 15-17 April 2015

The workshop is meant to provide a platform for academics, policy-makers, and experts from public and private entities to discuss the challenges of measuring the effects of social protection, and learn how others have dealt with – and possibly overcome – them.

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