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Private Development Aid in Europe

Foreign Aid between the Public and the Private Domain

Edited by Paul Hoebink, Lau Schulpen

This is the first book which makes a detailed analysis of private aid organizations in Europe, their historical background and current position in six European countries - Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain. The authors investigate the relation between governments and private aid organizations in terms of how both partners look at each other, what kind of agreements they have and how these have developed over the years. They analyze the subsidy arrangements between governments and private aid organizations, looking at evaluation systems (or the absence of evaluation) and the way subsidy arrangements try to promote or organize systematical evaluation.

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EADI – 2014 Partner Organization of the City of Bonn

In 2014 European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) has the honour of partnering with the City of Bonn. During this year, EADI will also hold its 40th anniversary celebrations. Every year since the year 2000, the City of Bonn partners with an international organization with its headquarters in Bonn showcasing Bonn as a hub of international organizations and giving the limelight to an organization to present its causes and concerns.

EADI has chosen the theme of inequality one of the biggest global challenges of our time, which in its various facets, will punctuate the events lined up for the partnership throughout 2014. With the build-up of events and deliberations towards the formulation of a global development framework in the year 2015, inequality within and between countries will undoubtedly dominate the agenda of governments world-wide.

Next public events:

2 December 2014: Lecture by Thomas Pogge on the occasion of the end of the partnership, Old Town Hall

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City of Bonn

Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes

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The conference explored the role of emerging middle class segments in shaping future patterns of development; how inequality can be tackled collectively. The event attracted over 550 international experts, researchers and policy makers from different parts of the world and offered 92 panels organized by renowned development studies institutes.

For further information on the conference topic, reports and background documentation please take a look at the conference website or visit our Facebook page.


8 November 2014, London | UEL Undergraduate Conference

3 November 2014, Bonn | Change of Global Environments: Launch of ISSC World Social Science Report

30 October 2014, Bonn | Lecture: Post-2015: Was bedeuten universelle Werte und Ziele für Europa?

25 October 2014, Bonn | United Nations Day

16-17 October 2014, The Hague | 12th Development Dialogue

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European Journal of Development Research - EJDR

Latest issue. Vol 26 No 4 (September 2014)

EJDR Best Paper Prize 2014

The EJDR is delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 Best Paper Prize, awarded to the best paper published in the journal's previous volume. This year, the consensus choice of the Journal's Editorial Committee is: Husbands, Wives and the Peculiar Economics of Household Public Goods by Amanda J Felkey. Full Text | PDF

Celebrating 25 years!

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is proud to celebrate 25 years of publication this year. The editorial and publishing teams wish to thank the EJDR editors, board members, contributors and reviewers – past and present – for their invaluable contributions, and for bringing the journal to this milestone.

In honor of this milestone, Palgrave Macmillan and the EJDR's editorial team are pleased to introduce a special virtual issue, FREE to view for a limited time.


Learning, Capability Building and Innovation for Development

EADI in partnership with Palgrave Macmillan, is pleased to announce the launch of the first book from the EADI Global Development Series entitled 'Learning, Capability Building and Innovation for Development' edited by Gabriela Dutrenit, Keun Lee, Richard Nelson, Luc Soete and Alexandra Vera-Cruz. This initial volume presents excellent and timely contributions from a global cast of academics and policy makers examining economic development as a process of learning and technological accumulation, showing how economic development is a process involving creative destruction. 




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23 - 26 June 2014, Bonn, Germany

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