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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  • Next EADI General Conference announced: "Solidarity, Peace, and Social Justice", 29 June - 2 July 2020
    on 29 June 2020 at 08:01

    EADI and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) announce the 16th EADI General Conference, which will be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2020. The conference will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), one of Europe’s oldest and largest centres for research and education in the field of for development studies. The conference will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies. To the conference webpag

  • Save the dates: 7-8 November 2019 Research Communications Workshop in Bonn
    on 7 November 2019 at 11:39

    Because our first Research Communciations Workshop in 2018 was such a great success, we have decided to make this an annual event, together with our new Research Communciations Working Group. This year we will be holding the workshop on 7 and 8 November.

  • 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

  • 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
    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 mor

  • 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.

  • The 2020 “Develop Your Talents” mentoring call is open!
    on 25 July 2019 at 07:35

    The EADI mentoring programme “Develop Your Talents” provides young scholars with the chance to exchange with someone further advanced in their career. The mentoring does not offer professional coaching to the mentees, but accompaniment on a younger sister/elder sister level. As some of our mentors may also be active in the Working Groups, opportunities for further collaboration may arise. Submit by 30 September! Download the call and the registration form

  • Bridge 47 - Tender for a Regional Knowledge Exchange Consultant – Northern European Partnership - deadline extended
    on 17 July 2019 at 12:50

    The Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship project mobilises global civil society to contribute to global justice and eradication of poverty through Global Citizenship Education (GCE). The project provides a space for civil society organisations, activists and other interested people to interact with one another, exchange information and resources and develop new and innovative approaches for global citizenship education. The project focuses on joint advocacy efforts and building new partnerships, while it also supports the civil society to develop new and effective approaches to reaching out to new stakeholders and provides tools to promote and act upon Global Citizenship Education. The project works closely with partners engaged in informal and non-formal education and life-long learning with a view to promoting transformative change in society. Download the full tender her

  • Call for papers: “Social protection for social cohesion” Workshop, Bonn, 4-5 December
    on 15 July 2019 at 07:44

    The Workshop will bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the effects of social protection on social cohesion. Given the complexity of the concept of social cohesion, which incorporates both horizontal relationships (between individuals and groups) and vertical relationships (between individuals/groups and national institutions) Submit by 12 September 2019

  • Call for Proposals: "Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa"
    on 12 July 2019 at 06:49

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

  • Environment and Transformation: New Focus points of Development Studies in the Anthropocene, Bonn, 11 July
    on 11 July 2019 at 14:13

    Book launch "Building Development Studies for the New Millennium" 11 July 2019, 16:30-18:30 German Development Institute, Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn The event will be video-recorded and made available online Climate change, environmental degradation and increasing global divides in income and wealth force development scholarship and development policy makers to think beyond established North-South binaries. They are in demand to address the cumulative environmental, social and political impacts of the Anthropocene in a more just, inclusive and transdisciplinary way.

  • Public Finance for the Future We Want
    on 5 July 2019 at 09:23

    2019/06 – Transnational Institute (TNI); book; Editor(s): Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto This open access book by the Transnational Institute draws on real-world examples to demonstrate that a political economy that curbs the power of big finance and serves people and planet is possible. The ideas shared here are timely and urgent—a call to readiness before the next financial bubble bursts. This book presents visions of regenerative and redistributive economies, built with collective power: from the thriving cooperative economy in Kerala, India, to the hundreds of local saving banks in Germany, the worker-owned bank Banco Popular in Costa Rica, and the thousands of People’s Credit Funds in Vietnam. It explores models that could become the new normal— the basis for a democratically organised and life-sustaining future.

  • Enabling Civil Society for Sustainable Development
    on 5 July 2019 at 09:17

    2019/06 – OECD Development Centre (OECD/DC); Text; Author(s): Jacqueline Wood; Karin Fällman Civil society and civil society organisations (CSOs) are important to development co-operation, both as implementing partners for members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), and as development actors in their own right. Agenda 2030 is clear on the necessity of mobilising CSOs to implement, and uphold accountability for, the Sustainable Development Goals. This paper by the OECD Development Centre introduces a selection of key findings and recommendations from two 2018-2019 surveys complemented with DAC statistical data. It points to evidence of member effort to work with CSOs in ways that enable CSOs to maximise their contribution to development.