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EADI Papers

To support our members with analyses of deeper and broader issues relevant to their work, we occasionally publish our own papers on topics with specific importance for the field of Development Studies.

EADI Papers

What is Development Studies?

Andy Sumner - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Development Studies is an established area of scholarly enquiry, which implies some consensus over what the study of development entails. Does such a consensus exist? This paper argues that although…

Roles processes and risks within the research-practice nexus: Perspecives from academia

Sonja Keller & Katja Bender -
This explorative study was commissioned by EADI and conducted between October 2019 and July 2020. It aimed to assess from the perspective of academia facets of cooperation between development research…

Development Studies and the SDGs - Mapping an Agenda

Henning Melber -
This paper explores the concepts of development and development studies and their links to Agenda 2030. It revisits earlier efforts towards a new development paradigm and thereby looks beyond the…

North-South Research Partnership: Academia Meets Development?

Gilles Carbonnier & Tiina Kontinen -
This working paper examines recent experiences in North-South research partnerships, identifying worst and best practices. It draws on work undertaken by the EADI Sub-Committee on Research…

Legal Frameworks and Political Space for Non-Governmental Organisations: An Overview of Six Countries: Phase II

Rachel Hayman, Angela Crack, Joan Okitoi & Sarah Lewis -
There has been increasing concern to understand the realities that affect how international and local NGOs operate in many countries. Globally, there is high-level agreement on the value of greater…