We cordially invite you to join this blog which we’ve set up as a discussion platform for the international development research community. The world is facing dramatic changes and challenges and so is science. What is the role of development research in these times and what are the most pressing issues it needs to address? What are different just positions on these issues, where are open questions and what requires further elaboration? What makes sense in relation to the larger picture and where do scientists need to take a stand?
On this blog we invite you to share your opinion, thoughts and insights on everything that might be of interest to the broader community – and of course also on articles that appear on our blog. If you disagree with something you read here, please let us know and tell us why. We explicitly encourage discussion, and hope that a diversity of positions will enrich everyone’s perspective.
To showcase the wide range of approaches and research areas our members represent, we will be featuring interesting research projects or studies from our member institutes and organisations, as well as outstanding blog articles from their websites. We might also be publishing thought-provoking pieces from other sources when we feel that the covered topics are of broader interest and could trigger fruitful discussions.
In our format “Your research in a minute” we encourage researchers to highlight the motivation and relevance of their research and share their passion about it. And, of course, we will be keeping you in the loop on our own activities, services, projects and statements. Just as EADI thrives through the work, engagement and input of its members, we hope that this blog will thrive through vivid discussions, connecting and serving EADI members and the development research community at large.
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