Global Development Institute Blog

Academics from the Global Development Institute are presenting papers and convening panels at the annual Development Studies Association conference taking place 6-8 July 2022. This year’s conference adopts justice and equity as central normative lenses to explore just futures in an urbanising and mobile world, facing a climate and ecological crisis in a pandemic or post-pandemic context.

Below we have highlighted the panels involving GDI colleagues.

Wednesday 6th July

Parallel Panels 1 11:50 – 12.30

P11a The Political economy of urban reform in Africa: from analysis to action

Convenors: Sam Hickey, Diana Mitlin, Tim Kelsall (ODI), Aabdul-Gafaru Abdulai (Uni of Ghana, Business School)

Papers

“Reframing the politics of urban development in Africa: a political political settlements perspective” (Sam Hickey, Diana Mitlin, Tim Kelsall, Seth Schindler)

P52a The Politics of Economic Transformation: Finance and Industrial Policy I

Convenors: Pritish Behuria & Tom Goodfellow (Uni of Sheffield)

Parallel Panels 2 13:00 – 13.50

P11b The political economy of urban reform in Africa: from analysis to action 

Convenors: Sam Hickey, Diana Mitlin, Tim Kelsall (ODI), Aabdul-Gafaru Abdulai (Uni of Ghana, Business School)

Papers

“Understanding the Political Settlements and Collaborative Responses to COVID-19 in African Cities” (Alice Sverdlik)

“The politics in the ‘Covid policy domain’ in Uganda” (Badru Bukenya)

P52a The Politics of Economic Transformation: Finance and Industrial Policy I

Convenors: Pritish Behuria & Tom Goodfellow (Uni of Sheffield)

P30 Development perspectives on transforming economies for nature, climate and society

Papers

“Banning mining in El Salvador: why environmental policy does not always follow business interests” (Clare Cummings)

 

Parallel Panels 3 13:50 – 14.30

P11c The political economy of urban reform in Africa: from analysis to action 

Convenors: Sam Hickey, Diana Mitlin, Tim Kelsall (ODI), Aabdul-Gafaru Abdulai (Uni of Ghana, Business School)

Papers

“The contribution of reform coalitions to pro-poor change: lessons from practice” (Diana Mitlin)

 

Workshop  15:00 – 16.00

W02 Reimagining the International NGO (RINGO): Transforming INGO systems and global civil society

Convenors: Nicola Banks and Deborah Doane (Rights CoLab)

 

Fri 8th July

Parallel Panels 6 11:00- 11:40

P03a The Rise of China and the re-scaling global development politics

Papers

“China, capital markets and the sovereign debt crisis amid fraying universalism” (Nick Jepson)

P18 The role of formal and informal political networks in the context of Development-Induced Displaced in urban areas and its impact on sustainable futures

Papers

“Strategic Response to Clientelism: seeking formal housing through partisanship by quiet encroachers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia” (Ezana Haddis Weldeghebrael)

 

Parallel Panels 7 11:50- 12:30

W08 Intersectional approaches to adolescent voice and agency: gender and participation in the context of multiple crises

Papers

“Being young and rural in the city: a longitudinal study of gendered livelihood strategies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia” (Elizabeth Dessie)

 

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