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The Deadly Profits from EU Border Walls

21. November 2019 - 10:42
By Mark Akkerman  Over 1000 refugees have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. According to recent statements by the UNHCR probably twice as many migrants died crossing Africa, largely outside the view of European press and public. Others end up in dire circumstances, in refugee shelter or detention camps inside and outside …
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Rethinking inequalities, growth limits and social injustice

14. November 2019 - 11:33
By Rogelio Madrueño Aguilar, José María Larrú and David Castells-Quintana Inequality is above all a multidimensional problem. It is by all means a complex issue that requires global solutions in accordance with the challenges imposed by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As stated in this agenda “the achievement of inclusive and sustainable economic growth …
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Contending Regions? A geographical approach to the 2030 Agenda

29. Oktober 2019 - 10:21
What are the most crucial changes brought about by the SDGs? Where does the Agenda 2030 leave Latin America and Africa? What can we as researchers do? And do we need new economic perspectives such as degrowth to achieve sustainable development?  The panel session at the recent EADI Directors’ Meeting in Cordoba raised more questions …
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‘Justice’ not ‘aid’ for the Global South

9. Oktober 2019 - 11:51
By Koen Bogaert, Julie Carlier, Brecht De Smet, Marlies Casier, Dorien Vanden Boer and Bernard Mazijn Development cooperation does not work. It has never worked. So why not flush the European DG Development down the drain? That was the conclusion of a recent piece published by European researchers Jan Orbie and Sarah Delputte. The danger …
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Terra Nullius: What is going on in the rural world?

11. September 2019 - 14:16
By Mariel Aguilar-Støen  How can we understand the complexity of the contemporary rural world, and its entanglements with the urban? This is the first blog post of the  Rural transformations in the new century research group at the Centre for Development and the Environmen (SUM), University of Oslo In the 1990s, scholars had declared the …
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Why do we need Solidarity in Development Studies

28. August 2019 - 9:08
By Kees Biekart The next EADI Development Studies conference is about “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice”. But what does solidarity actually mean in relation to development studies? Let’s assume development essentially comes down to a process of social change. Or better, a wide range of connected processes of social change. We can think of female …
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Small Organisations: A Challenge for Monitoring and Evaluation

6. August 2019 - 10:18
By Diego da Silva Rodrigues To monitor and evaluate public and social policies is a key element of the development agenda. More and more, governments and international organisations tend to make their choices based on evidence, in order to identify the best and most cost-efficient options among a massive amount of programmes which are all …
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