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[Updated: October 9, 2012]


NAI Newsletter October 2012. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Octover 2012.

‘Equity’ is highly political and controversial. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet (NAI) Forum article, by Heikki Holmås, October 2012.

Reframing Aid in a World Where the Poor Live in Emerging Economies. Special Issue of International Development Policy, April 2012.

Master of International Development at University of Canberra

The Master of International Development is an interdisciplinary course that examines the theory and practice of development in a global context. The program focuses on three linked themes relevant at both the local and global levels: professional practice, sustainable development, and development management. The aim of the course is to produce graduates who combine a critical understanding of relevant development theories with the practical skills required to plan, implement, and monitor development projects successfully.

The dawn of an African century: - or another mirage? Nordiska Afrikainstitutet (NAI) article, by Fantu Cheru, 2010.

Australia Awards in Africa

As part of the Australian Government’s increasing engagement in Africa, Australia Awards in Africa (AAA) offer study opportunities at post-graduate level to candidates from eligible African countries. The scholarships are offered at Masters level for up to two years as well as short professional development courses of up to three months. There are also limited opportunities for PhD studies in Agriculture-related disciplines.

Deadline for submission of PhD applications: 1 April 2012

Migrationsindustrien, menneskesmugling og kidnapning af flygtninge og migranter [in Danish]. Debate contribution, by Ninna Nyberg Sørensen (DIIS), in Politiken, March 2012.

De-coding China-Africa Relations: Partnership for development or ‘(neo) colonialism by invitation’? Nordiska Afrikainstitutet (NAI) Article, by Fantu Cheru and Cyril Obi, October 2011.

DSA Annual Conference 2012  - Call for Panel Proposals

Development Studies Association are issuing an open call for the Annual Conference and are inviting proposals for panels from all those who to submit on any theme, subject and area of research.

Date: 3 November 2012
Venue: London, United Kingdom

South Centre E-bulletin. South Centre, Issue 59, March 2012.

Submission to the Science and Technology Committee on Science and International Development, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Discussion Paper, by Louise Shaxson, Ajoy Datta and John Young, February 2012.

Vær med til at lave Danmarks nye udviklingspolitik [in Danish]

I det første halvår af 2012 skal den danske regering formulere en ny strategi for det danske udviklingssamarbejde. Strategien dækker de omtrent 15 milliarder kroner, Danmark årligt fordeler i form af udviklingsbistand. Den strategi ønsker udviklingsminister Christian Friis Bach at forankre i en debat, alle danskere kan deltage i. 

Fra 9. – 31. januar sætter politiken.dk i samarbejde med Udenrigsministeriet og otte eksperter Danmarks udviklingspolitik til debat: Hvilke områder skal vi prioritere? Og hvem skal pengene gå til? Debatten og læsernes bedste input vil indgå i regeringens arbejde. Udviklingsminister Christian Friis Bach deltager løbende i debatten. 

Do not lose sight of the bigger picture, the future of EU external action is up for grabs. Open letter from the European Think-Tanks Group to the Members of the European Parliament on the future of development, December 2011.

NAI December Newsletter. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet Newsletter, December 2011.

Nordiska Afrikainstitutet November 2011 Newsletter. The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) Newsletter, November 2011.

MDG Progress Index 2011: The Good (Country Progress), the Bad (Slippage), and the Ugly (Fickle Data). Center for Global Development Note, by Ben Leo and Ross Thuotte, September 2011.

How wide are the ripples? From local participation to international organisational learning. International Institute for Environment and Development Journal, September 2011.

Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance (HEA)

HEA a platform for young African social, political, and business entrepreneurs educated in leading colleges and universities in Asia, Europe and North America. Young African students at universities can benefit from these opportunities and their mentorship program, and can be nomited to the programme here.

World Bank eAtlas of Global Development. The World Bank eAtlas of Global Development maps and graphs more than 175 thematically organized indicators for over 200 countries, letting you visualize and compare progress on the most important development challenges facing our world.

World Bank eAtlas of Gender. In connection with the 'World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development', the World Bank has developed an user-friendly, interactive electronic atlas that allows users to map and graph dozens of gender indicators over time and across countries.

Bracing for a New Global Financial Crisis. South Centre, South Bulletin, Issue 56, October 2011.

Opslag: Nyt medlem til Projektpuljens Bevillingsudvalg [in Danish]. Projektrådgivningen søger et nyt medlem til Projektpuljens Bevillingsudvalg med start 1. december 2011. Organisationer/institutioner kan indstille en eller flere erfarne folk fra deres organisation/institution til posten. Projektpuljen har 3 ansøgningsrunder om året. Opgaven omfatter gennemlæsning og vurdering af 6-10 ansøgninger pr. medlem pr. ansøgningsrunde, samt deltagelse i afgørelse af 40-55 ansøgninger pr. runde.

Deadline for applications: October 24, 2011

Implementing Disability-inclusive Development in the Pacific and Asia. Development Studies Network Development Bulletin No. 74, June 2011.

Emerging players in Africa: What's in it for Africa-Europe relations? An ECDPM-SAIIA event to further Policy Dialogue, Networking, and Analysis. Meeting report by San Bilal, Francesco Rampa and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos from a policy dialogue held in Brussels, Belgium, on March 28, 2011.

Impact and Aid Effectiveness: Mapping the Issues and Their Consequences. Institute for Development Studies (IDS) Virtual Bulletin, April 2011.

Think Africa Press. New online publication providing news analysis and expert commentary on pan-African issues. Its broad coverage includes legal, political, economic, gender-related and environmental topics, and its content is organised by both country and theme. A forum for diverse voices, Think Africa Press works with African universities and local correspondents as well as with international experts.

Facilitating multi-actor change. Capacity.org issue 41, December 2010.

Expanding frontiers in gender and development. Video and audio documentation from this Overseas Development Institute (ODI) & Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) event held in London, United Kingdom, on March 8, 2011.

Aid effectiveness and value for money aid: complementary or divergent agendas as we head towards OECD's 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4). Documents, audio and video documentation from this Overseas Development Institute (ODI) event held in London, United Kingdom, on March 4, 2011.

Breaking Barriers: Women in a Man's World. Case studies of six women who are defying stereotypes to tackle poverty and gender inequality in developing countries. Panos London publication, March 2011.

Investing in Women & Girls: Creating positive change for women and girls around the world. A USA Today special edition supplement celebrating the 100th anniversary of international women's day, March 2011.

Africa after 50: building on recent development progress. Audio and video material and report from an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) event held in London, United Kingdom, on February 10, 2011.

12th Annual Global Development Conference - Financing Development in a Post-Crisis World: The Need for a Fresh Look. Resources from a Global Development Network (GDN) conference held in Bogotá, Colombia, on January 13-15, 2010.

Udviklingsministerens tale ved "lancering af international forskningsprogram" seminar, onsdag d. 24. november 2010. [in Danish] Speech held by the Danish minister for development at the seminar launching an international research programme held at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 24, 2010.

Call for registration: Researchers for Development Analysis (REDA)

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs have developed a shared database to strengthen the role of research in Swedish development cooperation, by increasing the accessibility to existing experts in all academic disciplines for Sida and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Researchers that are interested in contributing to strengthening the role of research in Swedish development cooperation are encouraged to register regardless of academic discipline or focus area of research.

The direct link for registration is the following.

Studerende opdager håb for udviklingsbistanden. [in Danish]www.videnskab.dk and Aarhus School of Business article, by Daniel Jørgensen, November 2010. Thanks to DDRN member Thomas Nielsen for sharing the news!

FAU conference 2010. Development that matters: Religion, Livelihoods, Social Movements and Community Development. Report of the FAU conference 2010 held on March 15-17, 2010, in Gjerrild, Denmark.

Participatory M&E and beneficiary feedback. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) helpdesk research report, by Oliver Walton, September 2010.

Austerity and the IMF. Lecture given by Kenneth Rogoff as the Fifth Annual Richard H. Sabot Lecture at the Centre for Global Development on April 12, 2010 - Washington D.C., USA.

Ten years of 'war against poverty'. What we have learned since 2000 and we should do 2010-2020? - documentation. Reports from guest bloggers and conference papers from this Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) event held in Manchester on September 8-10, 2010, are now available.

Do Poverty Reduction Support Credits (PRSCs) work? - documentation. Presentations as well as audio and video documentation of this event held in London on September 24, 2010, are now available.

Delivering results in development – pound for pound, what’s the best deal? - documentation. The report from this event held in London on September 14, 2010, is now available.

Equity and the MDGs: Closing gaps to accelerate progress - documentation. Reports and documents as well as audio and video documentation from this event held on September 7, 2010, in London, England, are now available.

Beijing Statement on Women in Science. Report from Fourth General Assembly of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW) [formerly Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS)] held in Beijing, China, June 27-30, 2010.

Second Science with Africa Conference: Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Summary of Conference Proceedings, June 23-25, 2010 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Danida Development Days 2010 - documentation. Presentations, list of participants, photos and video documentation from this event held on June 8-9, 2010 in Copenhagen is now available.

New partnerships for growth research in Africa. Brookings Institute event summary, February 2010.

Population growth and its implications for ACP rural development. Report from 16th Brussels Development Briefing, which examined the current state and future projections of Population growth at global and regional levels and the main issues and challenges involved from a development perspective. January 27, 2010.

Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries. Report of the UNRISD Conference in Geneva, November 12-13, 2009.

Globalisation and the higher education: what might the future bring? OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) Newsletter, December 2009. 

Reframing the Aid Debate. The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) has launched a new blog discussion called ”Reframing the aid debate”, which seeks to stimulate a critical and constructive debate of international development cooperation. A number of researchers and practitioners have been asked to provide their thoughts on the subject; however, everyone is invited to partake in the discussion.

Fremtidens Udviklingspolitik [in Danish]. Reminder. Det er stadig muligt at deltage i debatten om fremtidens udviklingspolitik ved at skrive et indlæg på Udenrigsministeriets hjemmeside.

EU-Africa Strategic Partnership

The joint strategic document and information about the EU-Africa Summit held in Lissabon in December 2007 are available on the website of the European Commission.

Environment & Poverty Times 05. Periodic publication by UNEP/GRID-Arendal, May 2008.

21st Century Research Collaboration Workshop. Report from workshop organised by Environment Research Funders Forum and UK Collaborative on Development Sciences, October 9, 2009, by Linda Waldman, Institute of Development Studies. The workshop discussed how funders can organise research that is rigorous, more globally constructed, user-oriented, capacity enhancing and, ultimately, more influential.

Eliminating World Poverty: Building Our Common Future. Report of the DFID Conference on the Future of International Development held in March 2009, April 2009.

European Perspectives on International Development. Report of seminar hosted in April 2009 by Spanish partner organisations of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) – FRIDE, Real Instituto Elcano, CIDOB and ICEI – dealing with a wide variety of topics in international cooperation and development studies.

How does international migration affect ACP rural development? Report from 8th Brussels Development Briefing convened by CTA and other partners on December 11, 2008.

New Drivers, New Players in ACP rural development. Report from 6th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on July 2, 2008.

Microcredit: a new approach to development. The conference arranged by Women In Development Europe (WIDE) shed light on the pros and cons of microcredit and its impact on women and gender relations.

Science with Africa. Presentations, recommendations, final report etc. from the conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 3 – 7, 2008. The conference was organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and their partners. About 800 participants including legislators, politicians, policymakers, scientists, the private sector and civil society organizations attended.

Danida Development Days - session papers. The session papers from Danida Development Days held on June 8-9, 2009 in Eigtveds Pakhus in Copenhagen.

High Level Policy Forum - After 2015: Promoting Pro-poor Policy after the MDGs. A High Level Policy Forum organised by DFID, ActionAid, DSA, EADI and IDS - in partnership with The Broker took place on 23 June 2009 in Brussels. The dossier contains interviews, stories and videos of the event.

Devtrain online. The EADI Training Database was recently updated

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) Training Database allows you to search for post- and undergraduate programmes and training courses with a focus on development issues from 28 European countries.

Details are provided on the programme's objectives and themes, its location and costs, plus full contact details and links to the associated organisation.

Whither EC Aid? European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) and Action Aid International (AAI) compendium, September 2009.

Dokumentation fra Café-debat om fremtidens udviklingspolitik [in Danish]. Se video snapshots fra Caféen afholdt af Udenrigsministeriet den 6. oktober 2009.

After the G.20 Summit: What Prospects for Global Development? World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Angle newsletter, by Wim Naude, April 2009.

Council conclusions: Policy coherence for development. Weblog by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) on the 2974th External Relations Council meeting held in Brussels on November 17, 2009, where policy coherence for development was discussed and conclusions on this issue were adopted.

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