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To support our members and the wider Development Studies community, we engage in a broad range of activities like conferences, thematic workshops and meetings, online talks, publications, our own academic journal, and mentoring of young researchers. We are also part of larger research projects. Here we share our latest news.

Recent News

2023 Annual Report Now Available

Check what EADI is and does!

If you'd like to get an overview of what EADI is all about, our latest annual report is a good resource to start with! Having witnessed one of our…

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EJDR is looking to recruit its next Managing Editor to integrate its international editorial team and support the journal’s academic standing. The… continue

The Future of Development Studies, London, 26 June 2024

#EADI50 Roundtable at DSA Conference at SOAS, 14.30-16.00 UK Time

Development Studies (DS) demonstrates maturity as a field of inquiry marked by the half-century anniversaries of journals, institutes, and scholarly…

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Development Studies has always been specifically concerned with analysing socio-economic development in what are…

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While policymakers, practitioners and academics alike are dedicating efforts towards achieving global sustainable development – currently largely… continue

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The DSAI Summer School provides a focussed 2-day programme of workshops exploring research methods for development. The event will…

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Cancelled!

The workshop will be given by Sven Grimm, Head of Research programme: Inter- and Transnational Cooperation, Training, at the German…

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Venue: Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn - The event will be held as a hybrid format - prior registration is requested.

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Few countries in the…

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Postconflict reconstruction in Ukraine represents one of the most significant challenges for the future. Together with academia and civil society…

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Organised in cooperation with the Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) and the Finnish University Partnership… continue

This workshop aims to discuss experiences with, attitudes towards, and lessons learned from various forms of research-practice collaboration in the…

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We cordially invite you to submit your paper for the doctoral days in Paris, which we are happy to co-organise continue

We are thrilled to invite you to participate in a storytelling project on decolonising knowledge that aims to capture the remarkable journeys,…

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In partnership with the Centre for Rural Development (SLE) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, this meeting will provide an opportunity for master’s… continue
In partnership with the Centre for Rural Development (SLE) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, this meeting will provide an opportunity for master’s… continue

New Open Access Book: Social Accountability Initiatives in Morocco, Tunisia, and Lebanon

Social Accountability Initiatives in Morocco, Tunisia, and Lebanon

This Open Access Pivot represents the first extensive exploration of social accountability within the Arab world following the 2011 Arab uprisings.… continue
The German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, the… continue

2024 Academic Coordinators Workshop (in person), Bonn, 13-14 June 2024

Artificial Intelligence and Development Studies: Designing a Roadmap for the coming Years

We are excited to announce this year’s Academic Coordinators Workshop which tackles a critical and timely theme. Apply by 10 May 2024! continue
We cordially invite you to follow and/or join the congress, as it will be an outstanding opportunity to meet and engage with scholars and experts from… continue

The development policy of traditional donor countries in recent years has shifted significantly, from being a relatively isolated policy with a more…

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11.30-13.00 CEST, Asociación de la Prensa de Madrid, Calle Claudio Coello, 98, Madrid

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While policymakers, practitioners and academics…

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Event by: Centre of Historical and Political Studies on Africa and the Middle East, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of… continue

EADI’s 50th anniversary in 2024 presents a good occasion to take stock of the state of development studies and the understanding of development in the…

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This event is organised in collaboration with the Development Studies Association (DSA) and co-sponsored by the University of Manchester’s Global… continue

Many who believe Development Studies was born from a colonial mindset also perceive this mindset continuing to this day. Calls to decolonise not only…

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On behalf of the Organisers, we kindly invite you to submit your papers for the EADI conference Views on development from the peripheries of Europe.… continue
Call by: Centre of Historical and Political Studies on Africa and the Middle East, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna,… continue
The webinar introduces and discusses the open access book "Challenging Global Development: Towards Decoloniality and Justice" published in the EADI… continue
Child and youth well-being is essential for achieving shared prosperity at the global level; nevertheless, millions confront poverty and the… continue
EADI and the Research Communications Working Group are happy to host the first in-person Communications Workshop since 2019. These workshops have been… continue
The webinar introduces and discusses the open access book "Civil society responses to changing civic space" published in the EADI Global Development… continue

Challenging Global Development. Towards Decoloniality and Justice

Our latest open access book is now ready to read!

Finally, the long awaited sequel to our 2019 volume "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" is out now, ready to read! The book presents…

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EADI is organising partner of the 2nd pluridisciplinary doctoral conference organised by several research teams in Paris, taking place 18-20 October… continue

Use or misuse? The emerging global challenge of data authoritarianism

Join us on Thursday 16 November, 18.00-19.30, at IDOS, Tulpenfeld 6 53113 Bonn

In cooperation with the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS Bonn) at Bonn University and the German Institute of… continue
“Resettlement colonies” -- sites of mass formal low-income housing – have emerged on metropolitan peripheries across India over the past two decades,… continue
Latin American structuralism, pioneered by Raúl Prebisch and his collaborators, is focused on the strategic links between State, industrialization,… continue
EADI is going to celebrate its 50th anniversary from June 2024 to September 2025. EADI was founded 1975 in Linz, Austria, with a preceding assembly of… continue
We are happy to announce the successful re-accreditation of the Master in Interdisciplinary Development Studies (MIDS) offered by the Centro… continue

Indebting the green transition (online)

A launch of the "Debt and Green Transition" blog series

Chair: Tomaso Ferrando (U of Antwerp)

Speakers: Stephanie Garcidueñas Nieto (Antwerp); Hector Herrera (Antwerp); Frédéric Huybrechs (Antwerp); Giedre…

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EADI invites all members and representatives of member institutes to join us on 12 July 2023 at the EADI Member Forum at the EADI-CEsA conference. The… continue
The global spread of soft authoritarian rule hollows out liberal democratic institutions and principles from within by using electoral majorities and… continue
We are living through an age of overlapping crises across the economy, democracy, health, the environment and more, with severe consequences for all… continue
The development landscape has never been static but in these times of uncertainty and insecurity, we are witnessing ever more profound shifts in… continue

News Archive

What role can photovoltaic systems play in supplying electricity to health facilities in Ghana? A group of researchers and experts from different disciplines have investigated this question. The…
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How can we teach International Development students to better understand complex global challenges and to imagine alternative responses to them?
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Dear EADI members, At the recent EADI General Assembly, I presented a vision for EADI from 2023-2026 and introduced the Deputy President, Vice Presidents, and Treasurer who were elected. The theme…
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The 2022 floods in Pakistan left an impact of unimaginable proportions in terms of the loss of lives, assets, livelihoods, and infrastructure, and in their implications for health, nutrition, and food…
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Last week was an exciting moment for EADI: the General Assembly which meets every three years elected Andy Sumner as new EADI President, and also a new Executive Committee, a new Deputy President,…
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We seek highly motivated, pro active and experienced candidates for an internship in the EADI Secretariat in Bonn. The candidate will be expected to support the planning and implementation of a series…
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We are happy to announce that the EADI General Assembly yesterday has elected Professor Andy Sumner as new EADI president for the next three years, and we look forward to close cooperation during the…
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EADI General Assembly (online)

16 May 2023, 13:00 - 15:00 CEST
The General Assembly of all EADI members takes place every three years. It elects the EADI President as well as the Executive Committee.
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Insights into Development Research in Hungary - EADI/KRTK Conference

Venue: Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (KRTK), 1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4
Alongside the annual meeting of the EADI Executive Committee, this time being held at the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies in Budapest, Hungary, we take the opportunity to shed the light on…
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European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Our journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) invites abstract submissions for a Special Issue of the European Journal of Development Research entitled Race, (Anti-)Racism and…
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The Sustainable Development Goals aim to improve access to resources and services, reduce environmental degradation, eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. However, the magnitude of the…
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Together with the Convivial Thinkers, our Working Group on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development, we cordially invite you to this virtual book launch an discussion with the author Sayan Dey
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EJDR Special Issue Launch, 21 February 2023, 09.00 GMT, 10.00 CET

Financing of Sustainable Development Goals in the era of Covid-19 & Beyond
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)  -  European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
The economic and social impact of covid-19 pandemic both on developing and developed countries has been significant. In addition to the impact of the pandemic, the current Ukraine war has also led to…
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As communication and dissemination partner of the Energy-Self-Sufficiency for Health Facilities in Ghana (EnerSHelF) project, we cordially invite you to the online symposium to share the main…
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Out of 28 blog posts published in 2022, five were extraordinarily successful and made the rounds inside and outside social media.
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Are you an academic curious about how to design and enact more climate conscious travel practices? This event is for you! Join us on Wednesday, 23 November, for a Knowledge Exchange Session with…
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European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
As part of the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability we are happy to be holding this half-day conference where we will discuss central questions in transdisciplinary research work. The conference is open…
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The cooperation between researchers and practitioners during different stages of the research process has the potential to benefit both society and research supporting processes of ‘transformation’.…
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Department of International Development King’s College London (DID)  |  Development Studies Association (DSA)
Building on previous panels on emerging economies, democracies, and resistance movements, we take a holistic look at the long-lasting impacts on development processes and governance of international…
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EADI Directors' Meeting 2022

03 and 04 November, King's College, London
European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Setting the Agenda
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In cooperation with the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) at Bonn University and the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), we are happy to…
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Call for nominations: EADI / IAC Council members

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2022
European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
EADI, as the professional European organisation of institutes and professionals in the field of Development, wishes to influence proactively the process of accreditation and quality assurance of…
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EADI Regional Meeting and PhD Symposium for Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia

15-16 September 2022, Institute of International Relations (Prague)
Research & Education  -  European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)  |   -  Institute of International Relations (IIR)
We are organising our first regional meeting and PhD symposium!
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European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
In her recent commentary in our journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR), Katja Bender from the International Center for Sustainable Development at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University…
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Now available on YouTube: Launch Panel of EJDR Special Issue on Social Protection and Social Cohesion

In cooperation with the German Institute of Development and Sustainability
While there is substantial evidence of the effect of social protection on poverty, inequality and vulnerability, limited research has focused on societal and political outcomes so far. The European…
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Social protection and social cohesion

Online panel discussion and official launch of special EJDR issue
Social protection  -  German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)  |   -  European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
While there is substantial evidence of the effect of social protection on poverty, inequality and vulnerability, limited research has focused on societal and political outcomes so far. The European…
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European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Hosts Ingrid and Basile speak to Asanda Benya, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Ben Radley, University of Bath, UK, to discuss the political economy of mining in South Africa and the…
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EJDR Early Career Dialogue

Understand the submission and peer-review process
European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Join us on 9 June to hear about our journal's support for early career researchers!
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Watch now: In Search of Alternatives to Development: Ubuntu and Development in South Africa

Distinguished Guest Lecture by Sally Matthews, Rhodes University
European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
While the word “development” usually has positive connotations, there have been many critiques of the concept and its application. One of the most prominent of such critiques is advanced by…
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Join us to reflect on some key contemporary issues surrounding work and migration, including the role of gender and imperialism.
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While the word “development” usually has positive connotations, there have been many critiques of the concept and its application. One of the most prominent of such critiques is advanced by…
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European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
The Hierarchies of Development podcast offers long format interviews focusing on enduring global inequalities. Conversations focus on contemporary research projects by critical scholars from across…
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Sorbonne Development Studies Institute (IEDES)
Together with French EADI members we cordially invite you to a full-day seminar or single sessions on 31 March, either at the premises of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in Paris, or…
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The International Science Council in which EADI is a member expresses its deep dismay and concerns regarding the military offensives being carried out in Ukraine and warns against the severe outcomes…
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European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
EADI is currently seeking to fill the position of a Junior Officer, Information and Outreach, preferably from April 2022. The successful candidate will join our small and dynamic office based in Bonn,…
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European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Environmental degradation and social injustice are deeply enmeshed with the growth economy. Applying green and inclusive lubricants to its mechanisms is not the solution. We must abandon growth…
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This years' workshop is entitled "Development studies and climate change: ways forward for curriculum building".
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In this briefing paper Dr Joost Mönks, secretary of the IAC, summarises the purpose, history and objectives of the IAC and gives an overview of criteria and steps of the accreditation process. To…
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Green bonds are among the most recent financial instruments to ‘join the ball’ of financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
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Global Value Chains and Multinational Corporations – how do they relate?

Budapest, 9-10 December 2021 (hybrid), abstract due by 20 October
The EADI Working Group on Multinational Corporationst" invites you to a workshop on global value chains with the aim of organising a special issue in a renowned journal in 2022.
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Terms of Reference: EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes takes the leading role in the work on Knowledge Exchange Partnerships which serve to ensure a free…
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On 24 February 2021, 10:00 - 12:30, a group of EADI member institutes hosting PhD programmes will come together to develop criteria for quality management and accreditation criteria for PhD Programmes…
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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…
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We are delighted to announce the successful accreditation of the Master in Development Studies (MDS) Programme at Centre for Samoan Studies, University of Samoa, by the IAC/EADI International…
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The negotiations on a new agreement between the EU and the ACP-Countries (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) will start during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union…
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What are the key features of last year’s development consensus of the European Union? How have the EU’s role and its financial instruments changed over the years and what is the status implementing…
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Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Response to range of new initiatives announced by UK government that will improve understanding of the factors that drive modern slavery and the worst forms of child labour
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Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
This September, IDS welcomes students from over forty countries to study one of our eight master's degrees in international development.
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