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Recent Blogposts

Displaced as data in times of climate crisis: the shrieking silence of disaster-displacement in India

Mausumi Moran Chetia - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Assam in the Northeast of India is tormented with disasters such as floods, riverbank erosion, and related displacement. Baan-Khohonia, as colloquially called, or floods-erosion are mutually related –…

Who to blame? The rough start for living income cocoa prices in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

Felix Maile, Bernhard Tröster, Cornelia Staritz, Jan Grumiller - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Commodity price instability is a major challenge for commodity-dependent countries. This is also true for the major cocoa producer countries Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, which account for two thirds of…

Time to consider ‘multidimensional poverty’ and ‘inequality’ in Fiji and the wider Pacific

Kim Andreas Kessler - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
The recent adjustment of Fiji’s estimated poverty rate by the World Bank has caused controversies. While it is important to scrutinise this key figure, policy dialogue and policymaking should not miss…