EADI European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes

Karsten Weitzenegger is member of EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, is the leading European network in the field of development research and training.

EADI is a Europe-wide network of institutes, researchers and students of various disciplines in the field of development studies. It organises activities and offers facilities for the international exchange of knowledge and experience in the professional field. Its most prominent activity is a General Conference devoted to a topical issue every three years. The official languages of EADI are English and French.

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  • Translating Research into Action: Development Research Communications Workshop, 7-8 November, Bonn
    on 7 November 2019 at 11:39

    Following the success of our Research Communciations Workshop in 2018, we invite communications professionals from our member institutes and members of our Research Communciations Working Group to another round of interactive exchange and discussions here in Bonn. The programme will be updated in due course. Download the preliminary programme

  • Save the date: EADI Directors' Meeting 2019 in Cordoba, 17 and 18 October
    on 17 October 2019 at 07:51

    This year, our annual Directors’ Meeting will be taking place in the beautiful city of Cordoba at the Loyola Andalucía University. The event is kindly hosted by a consortium of EADI members in Spain: REEDES, Instituto Elcano, ICEI and ETEA Foundation.

  • EADI Panel at 19th Global Development Conference, Bonn, 23 October 2019
    on 10 October 2019 at 07:26

    A question of shared responsibility? Debating roles, processes and risks within the research – practise nexus is the title of our combined panel and workshop at the upcoming GDN conference on "Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Research-Policy Nexus".

  • Bridge47: Tender for a Massive Open Online Course Technical Consultant
    on 8 October 2019 at 07:56

    For the final stages of the Bridge 47 project, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Technical Consultant will be identified and integrated into the existing network of Knowledge Exchange Partnerships. Starting in September 2019 the consultant will work on the technical realisation of the MOOC until the end of the Bridge 47 project in September 2020. Submission deadline is Friday, 18 October 2019. Download the full Tender

  • Bridge47: Tender for a Massive Open Online Course and Publication Consultant
    on 8 October 2019 at 07:41

    For the final stages of the Bridge 47 project, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and Publication Consultant will be identified and integrated into the existing network of Knowledge Exchange Partnerships. Starting in September 2019 the consultant will work on the scientific and technical realisation of the MOOC and the edition of a Knowledge Exchange Partnership Manual (Handbook) until the end of the Bridge 47 project in September 2020. Submission deadline is Friday 18th October 2019. Download the full tender

  • Workshop for Coordinators of Development Studies Programmes, Bonn, 26-27 September 2019
    on 26 September 2019 at 09:12

    This practice-oriented workshop aims to bring together academic coordinators of Development Studies programmes from EADI member institutes. Download this announcement as PDF

  • Declaration of Solidarity with the Global Climate Strikes, 20-27 September
    on 11 September 2019 at 11:00

    The EADI Executive Committee has issued a declaration of solidarity with the global climate strikes on 20 and 27 September 2019, organised by the Fridays For Future movement, and EADI members are welcome to add their signatures. "As so often, the main victims suffering from the impact of a mainly Northern industrial lifestyle are the poor - not only but mainly in the south. Their future, as much as that of all our children, is at risk. EADI therefore supports the young people and all others in their fight for climate justice. Ultimately, this is also a fight for development justice. It is for us to recognize, respect and honor an inter-generational contract" Read the full statement

  • EADI Panel at PEGNet Conference on Social Protection, Bonn, 9-10 September 2019
    on 10 September 2019 at 11:45

    "Political Economy of Building Social Protection Systems: Explaining Varieties of Change". Based on paper presentations, the EADI panel discussion at the upcoming PEGNet Conference aims at creating an interactive platform for debating latest advances made in exploring the interaction effects between different social protection policy areas from a political economy perspective. The session takes place on Tuesday, 10 September, 13:45–15:45

  • Invitation: "Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa"
    on 2 September 2019 at 13:57

    Launch and Workshop Event, Friday 18 October2019, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK Download the invitation

  • Migration and Development: The Role for Development Aid
    on 29 August 2019 at 10:19

    2019/08 – Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA); research paper; Author(s): Robert E.B. Lucas What is known and not known about the links between migration and economic development? What is the potential of development assistance in enhancing these links? This publication by The Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi) and The Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA), today's featured EADI member, synthesizes existing research on the links between migration and economic development. It also discusses how the role of migration in development can be considered in the design of development assistance. The evidence is mixed on whether development assistance increase growth, and on whether growth increase or decrease emigration pressures. Both the composition of aid and characteristics of the recipient country influence the effects of development assistance on migration and economic development.

  • Poverty as Ideology. Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas
    on 19 August 2019 at 07:44

    2019/08 – Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), International Social Science Council (ISSC); UiB Global, University of Bergen; Book; Author(s): Fischer, Andrew Martin 2018/12 – Now open access! Poverty as Ideology shows how our dominant approaches to poverty studies have served to reinforce the prevailing neoliberal ideology while neglecting the wider interests of social justice that are fundamental to creating more equitable societies. Instead, our development policies have created a ‘poverty industry’ that obscures the dynamic reproductions of poverty within contemporary capitalist development and promotes segregation in the name of science and charity. Andrew Fisher, associate professor at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), argues that an effective and lasting solution to global poverty requires us to reorient our efforts away from current fixations on productivity and towards more equitable distributions of wealth and resources. The book is winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty CROP and Zed Books.

  • Call for special issue papers: Artificial Intelligence in International Development - now closed
    on 6 August 2019 at 09:17

    The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is now seeking proposals for a special issue on the theme of Artificial Intelligence in International Development. Submission deadline is 30 September. For full details of this special issue call for papers, please click here.

  • The EJDR launches new impact evaluation session
    on 5 August 2019 at 08:45

    The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is launching a new section dedicated to the publication of original research on impact assessment. This section aims to enhance the visibility of the original research on the impacts of development policies and programs that the EJDR publishes. Furthermore, it will provide a forum for the publication of evidence-based analyses and critiques of the implications of impact assessment for development policy and practice.The editorial team welcome new submissions for the Impact Evaluation section and interested authors are asked to submit their work to the team of editors in the normal way, indicating that their submission is for the Impact Evaluation section. Read more

  • The Digital Revolution and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges
    on 5 August 2019 at 08:37

    2019/07 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) et al; research paper; Author(s): The World in 2050 Initiative It is increasingly clear that digital changes, we refer to them as the Digital Revolution, are becoming a key driving force in societal transformation. The transformation towards sustainability for all must be harmonized with the threats, opportunities and dynamics of the Digital Revolution, the goals of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. At the same time, the digital transformation will radically alter all dimensions of global societies and economies and will therefore change the interpretation of the sustainability paradigm itself. Digitalization is not only an ‘instrument’ to resolve sustainability challenges, it is also fundamental as a driver of disruptive change. This report is based on the voluntary and collaborative effort of 45 authors and contributors from about 20 institutions, among them the German Development Institute (DIE) and 100 independent experts from academia, business, government, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations from all the regions of the world.

  • Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2019 – Update - Responding to Environmental Hazards in Cities
    on 5 August 2019 at 08:31

    2019/07 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); research paper; Author(s): Oecd The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia. It focuses on the economic conditions of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries. It also addresses relevant economic issues in China and India to fully reflect economic developments in the region. The update of the Outlook comprises three main parts, each highlighting a particular dimension of recent economic developments in the region. The first part presents the regional economic monitor, depicting the economic outlook and macroeconomic challenges in the region. The second and third parts consist of special thematic chapters addressing a major issue facing the region. This update focuses on smart cities, discussing in particular smart city strategies and urban environmental risks.