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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

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

Rachel Hayman, Thomas Lawo, Angela Crack, Tiina Kontinen, Joan Okitoi & Brian Pratt -
This study examines the legal frameworks and political space for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to operate in selected countries in order to suggest appropriate approaches for supporting civil…

The Post-2015 Development Agenda: A Review of the Debate and Potential Elements of a Joint EU Strategy

Andrew Sumner & Thomas Lawo -
This paper seeks to capture the major elements of global development efforts through the MDGs and in preparing for a global development agenda beyond the year 2015 to contribute to the post-2015…

Global Poverty Reduction: The last 20 years and the next 20 years

Andrew Sumner -
The paper looks backwards at trends in poverty reduction during the MDG period (1990 – present) and the impacts of the MDGs. It looks forward and makes projections for levels and patterns of poverty…

The Urban Challenge: Researching the Politics of the Urban Environment in the Global South

David Jordhus-Lier -
This paper is an attempt to outline some concepts and discourses which can point towards a research agenda on cities in the global South. While there are many possible points of entry in this complex…

Sub National Donors and the International Quest for Aid Effectiveness: Case-Study Flanders

Karel Verbeke & Evert Waeterloos
It is extremely difficult to demonstrate scientifically whether development aid actually works. Yet it is commonly assumed that while aid has often yielded positive results, this has unfortunately not…