Welcome to Development Studies Association
The Development Studies Association is the UK's learned society and professional body for academic teaching and research, policy and practice in the field of international development.
While the annual conference is a principal focus for the association, the DSA is active throughout the year through its many Study Groups. All those involved in development whether as teachers, researchers, consultants or practitioners, are welcome to join both the Study Groups and the DSA itself.
DSA2017: early-bird registration open and overall timetable posted
This year's annual conference will take place in the north of England from 6-8 September 2017. Building on the enthusiasm with which last year’s event was met, we hope to gather ~400 colleagues from the Development Studies community - practitioners, consultants, academics, NGO workers, graduate students and school students - for three stimulating days in Bradford. The full conference programme can be viewed online.View the conference part of this site to register and book accommodation.
DSA-OUP book series second & third titles are now available
Playing with Fire: Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South by Yilmaz Akyüz ISBN 9780198797173 2017
Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis by Matteo Rizzo ISBN 9780198794240 2017
IN: Critical Frontiers Of Theory, Research, And Policy In International Development Studies
DSA/ICEA Dissertation Prize
The Dissertation prize has been decided and awarded to two students, view the winners here.
Study group news
Links to future SG events can be seen in the side bar on the right (or beneath on narrower screens). Other news follows.
DSA Gender Policy and Practice Study Group
Job opportunity: Gender Adviser with Saferworld in London, UK. See the SG webpage for all the details. Deadline: 2 July 2017
The DSA Gender Policy and Practice Study Group held a meeting in April 2017. The report and some of the talks from the meeting can be viewed at the SG webpage. There will be a follow-up meeting later in 2017.
DSA Scotland Study group
DSA Scotland brings to our attention an update from the Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED) at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). In addition to this update of their news, there is a report on their second annual conference held in April 2017. See here to read both the update and the report.
DSA Rising Powers Study group
Public lecture series in June. The ESRC Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures research programme will be hosting a public lecture series in Manchester. See details on the SG webpage
DSA Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Study group
New book from members of the Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change study group - see SG webpage
DSA Women and Development Study Group and Centre for Global Development (CGD)
Workshop Report 17 March 2017. Read the full report on the SG webpage
DSA Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics Study group
The joint DSA-EADI Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics study group is looking for a new convening team to start in September 2017. Please see the SG webpage for the details if this is of interest to you.
DSA Religion and Development Study group
Methodological challenges of researching religion in marginalized development contexts
Meeting report now on SG website
New book from the NGOs in Development SG
Negotiating Knowledge: evidence and experience in development NGOs, edited by Study Group members Rachel Hayman, Sophie King, Tiina Kontinen and Lata Narayanaswamy will shortly be published by Practical Action Publishing. The book has contributions from Kate Gooding, Kai Matturi, Erla Thrandardottir and Swetha Rao Dhananka. Read more.
DSA Urbanisation and Development SG briefing paper regarding the new Urban Agenda
Following on from a one-day workshop the Study group has produced a briefing paper on the draft of the new Urban Agenda. Read more.
Premium Member news
The Rising Powers Public Lecture Series and Conference 20-23 June
ICT4D course curriculum
Slides with session notes and exercises for a full ICT4D course curriculum are now available online. Please share with all those interested
- These are draft materials specifically for use in conjunction with the textbook, “Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)” under publication as part of the Routledge Perspectives on Development series
Global Inequalities Research Beacon
The University of Manchester’s Global Inequalities Research Beacon held its first public panel event on 9 May called Taking on Inequalities. It featured the World Bank, The Guardian, Oxfam and the Global Development Institute’s Dr Rory Horner. Read more and watch the film recording by clicking here.
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre
The DPU summerLab team is glad to announce the launch of the DPU summerLab 2017 series. We are glad to confirm some destinations from the the previous years’ series while landing in new exciting cities too.
At her recent PhD viva, Linda Westman successfully argued that the increasing role of governance networks in formulating and delivering climate mitigation policy in China should be seen in a light where participation is only open to actors with political-economic resources or technical expertise, because of enduring techno-economic rationalities that condition practices and activities of political actors in China.
The Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche in Beirut has invited the MSc BUDD urban intervention studio team of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit to contribute to the Dalieh Watch Day and Festival which will be held in Beirut between the 18th and 21th of May 2017.
At the recent successful defence of her PhD thesis, Tatiana Ome argued that district programmes and urban social movements based on environmental principles generate new ecological and political subjects, subjectivities and identities that interact with (conventional) place-based subjectivities and identities to transform the dynamics in place and more broadly urban planning.
Students involved in the DPU's six MSc programmes are currently engaged in their overseas fieldwork assignments for 2017. A team of DPU staff members from each programme supports student groups in each location, providing consistent guidance and counsel in developing and executing research plans.
Professor Alexander Betts has been appointed as a councillor to the World Refugee Council, an independent group of global leaders and innovators launched this month that aims to advance new solutions to the global refugee crisis.
Podcasts from the Refugee Studies Centre’s recent conference on ‘Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies’ are now online.
Young Lives have brought together a collection of case studies demonstrating the impact of their work across research and policy arenas.
Professor Thomas Spijkerboer gave the Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture on ‘Nostalgia and Legitimacy: Understanding the Externalization of European Migration Policy’.
Doctoral student Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen has won the 2017 Frederick Soddy award to fund fieldwork in Kenya and Rwanda investigating how renewable energy such as solar and wind is used by refugee communities and agencies.
Marta Favara wrote about the relationship between preschool attendance and numeracy skills in the Young Lives study countries.
Emre Eren Korkmaz blogged about how the Turkish referendum outcome might affect the country’s policies towards refugees and migrants, and in a separate post called for greater equity and transparency in visa regimes.
We published the 2017 edition of our departmental magazine, Oxford Development Matters with lots of features from alumni and researchers.
New systematic review on agricultural certification
A challenging and large scale systematic review of certification schemes for agricultural production, led by Carlos Oya, and funded by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), has now concluded. The final review has been selected as one of this year's most important by The Campbell Collaboration, an internationally recognised institution which oversees and performs quality control of the best systematic reviews in all fields.
Carlos Oya, Florian Schaefer, Dafni Skalidou, Catherine McCosker and Laurenz Langer 'Effects of certification schemes for agricultural production on socio-economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries,' Campbell Systematic Reviews 2017: 3.
London Somalia Conference official side event
Laura Hammond was a facilitator at the London Somalia Conference's official side event on Diasporas and Civil Society, held at Lancaster House on 10 May. Prominent Somali diaspora members, diplomats, and aid officials discussed the potential contribution of Somali diaspora and civil society to improving prospects for peace, security, and development. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, Mahdi Mohamed Guled (Khadar), and was addressed by the President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. A Twitter 'moment' captures reactions from those present.
Symposium | Worker-Contractors: Refiguring low-level labour market intermediaries in contemporary India | 7 July
A one-day symposium, organised by Richard Axelby (SOAS), Brendan Donegan (LSE) and Geert De Neve (Sussex), will examine the role of low-level labour contractors in contemporary India. Known variously as gang-leader, jobber, mukkadam, kangani, sardar, arkati or maistri, the professional labour contractor mediates the different needs of employers and workers while simultaneously extracting rents from one or the other or both. Intimately involved in processes of exploitation, the position of labour contractor is often precarious and ambivalent. Contacts: Richard Axelby (ra39(at)soas.ac.uk) and Brendan Donegan (b.donegan(at)lse.ac.uk).
Agrarian Change special issue
Leandro Vergara-Camus co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Agrarian Change ‘Special Issue: Peasants, Agribusiness, Left-Wing Governments and Neo-Developmentalism in Latin America: Exploring the Contradictions,’ (available free online until 31 May). The findings are also summarised in a video interview.
SOAS Development Studies Seminar series photo story
A new photo story documents the high profile events in the 2016/2017 Development Studies Seminar Series, which featured Jayati Ghosh, David Harvey, Diane Elson, Anwar Shaikh, Kavita Krishnan and many others.
SOAS Development Studies newsletter | May 2017
The latest edition of the SOAS Development Studies e-newsletter provides our latest publications, past and upcoming events, updates on existing and new research projects, scholarships, staff speaking engagements and much more...
The Citizen Voices for Change (CV4C) project was officially launched in Kinshasa on 26 April by H.E Atis Kabongo Kalonji, the Minster of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Read about the project here.
Institutional Member news
Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD), Queen Margaret University
IGHD health academic and World Health Organisation write world's first health financing guide Professor Sophie Witter from the Institute for Global Health and Development has been instrumental in producing the world's first health financing guide which helps countries provide quality health care without their population facing catastrophic consequences. Read the full story and find a link to the document here.
London International Development Centre (LIDC)
Keep abreast of news, developments and publications at LIDC by subscribing to the LIDC newsletter here.
The LIDC biennial conference is coming up, see all the details here.
The LIDC have appointed a new Director
Centre for Development Studies (CDS), University of Bath
Keep up to date with all the news, publications and blogs from CDS via their website here.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) CfP
11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11)
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR FIELD TRIPS, do so here.
26-29 June 2017
The 2017 conference theme is ‘Ecosystem-based adaptation’ and
will examine the benefits and challenges of incorporating natural resources and ecosystems into climate adaptation work.
Field trips taking place over three days before the conference give delegates the chance to understand the realities of community-based adaptation on the ground.
This video shows a field trip that took place at CBA10 in Dhaka in Bangladesh, which focused on 'enhancing urban community resilience', watch it here.
Book now for CBA11 via our website.
IDS, Sussex University
Sustainable Lifestyles, Livelihoods and the Circular Economy
University of Sussex, 27 to 29 June 2017
The third International Conference of the Global Research Forum (GRF) on Sustainable Production and Consumption, hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. Visit website for details.
Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG)
Donor exit, retreat and transition in a changing international development landscape.
Session sponsored by the Developing Areas Research Group (DARG)
29 August–1 September 2017, London.
The Second International Symposium on Development and Governance in the BRICS
Call for papers: International Development Aid in the BRICS
Date: 23-24 September 2017
Host and Venue: Fudan University, Shanghai, China
See all the details on the website.
IDS, University of Sussex
IDS MA Courses
Applications now being sought for IDS’ MA Programme. You can study the following courses full or part-time:
• MA Development Studies • MA Gender and Development
• MA Globalisation, Business and Development • MA Governance and Development
• MA Participation, Power and Social Change • MA Poverty and Development
• MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy
Full details on the study programme are here.
IDS Short Course
Participatory Video Processes: building inclusive engagement and community-led change
Monday 11 September 2017 - Friday 15 September 2017
10:00 to 17:00 , IDS Convening Space
Visit the website.
How can participatory video be applied ethically and effectively to support community-led change? In what ways can this methodology increase social and political influence for marginalised groups? How can facilitators of participatory video processes improve and deepen their practice?
Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD), Queen Margaret University
Places still left on the IGHD Erasmus+ MSc in Global Health - Conflict and Health focus
Do you want to study a Masters' programme but are not able to leave your job or home for a full year? Join our Erasmus+ supported MSc in Global Health with the focus for 2017: Conflict and Health.
The Erasmus+ blended masters programme is a one year full-time programme that requires you to be away from home for only 3 months. It consists of three months (September- December 2017) of core modules at QMU after which further modules and a thesis are completed through online learning at the three participating institutes in Scotland, Norway and the Netherlands.
Special focus for 2017: Conflict and Health
Semester Two of the Erasmus+ MSc in Global Health at QMU has a special focus on conflict and health. Building on the core modules of global health, the second semester provides an in-depth analysis of the current challenges and policy debates in responses to meeting the health needs of populations affected by instability and conflict. In countries affected by political and social conflict, the health and wellbeing of displaced and vulnerable populations are at high risk.
There are 8 scholarships available to partially cover travel and living costs.
CIDT, University of Wolverhampton
CIDT TO RUN A NEW MBA (INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT)
Launched for September 2017 by The Centre for International Development and Training at the University of Wolverhampton, this postgraduate degree is the first of its kind to be offered in UK.
The MBA will engage students with core and topical issues in the fast-changing landscape of international aid and equip them with key skills to design and manage successful projects and businesses within a developing country context. The course is ideal for anyone seeking a career in inter/national development management; managing business in the developing world, or managing private sector-society relationships. Teaching to this course is highly interactive and led by subject experts from across the University with strong consultancy and real world experience.
Please see the website for additional information.
INTRAC (International NGO Training and Research Centre)
Online monitoring and evaluation, 12 – 15 September 2017, Oxford
Do you need to build effective monitoring and evaluation into project and programme work for both accountability and learning? This online course will strengthen your skills in supporting the monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes from programme design through to evaluation and impact assessment.
Theory of change for planning and impact assessment, 2 – 6 October 2017, Oxford
This course introduces the elements of Theory of Change and offers the opportunity for participants to apply and experiment with the key ideas and processes using their own case studies, as well as illustrative examples presented by the course facilitator.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)
Last chance to apply for the BSMS Global Health Scholarship 2017!
This scholarship is for students admitted to full-time Master's degree in Global Health at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research.
The scholarship is available for admission in 2017 only and will be awarded on the basis of academic and professional merit and financial need.
It provides one £5,000 award or two £2,500 awards towards tuition fees. UK, EU and International (Non UK/EU) students are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 10am on 16 June 2017 (UK time).
For more information please visit our website.
New Global Pharmacy MSc
Brighton and Sussex Medical School is launching an unique and innovative postgraduate course in Global Pharmacy, suitable for anyone who is interested in how pharmacy and global health are related. Students are provided with a foundation in the complex determinants of health in a globalised world and the global burden and management of disease. The curriculum then focuses on how pharmacists and pharmaceuticals can help improve health globally, with a particular emphasis on addressing health inequities and social determinants. The course brings together experts from various development-related disciplines to deliver a vibrant and stimulating programme in a friendly and supportive environment. For more information visit our website.
Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford Department of International Development
International Summer School in Forced Migration
2-14 July 2017
Wadham College and Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford
The Summer School offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced
migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the
forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced. Now in its 28th year, the two-week intensive
course combines the very best of Oxford University’s academic excellence with a stimulating and participatory
method of critical learning and reflection.
Details on website.
University of East London
PG Cert in NGO and Development Management
The PG Cert in NGO and Development Management via Distance Learning at UEL offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalized world and to learn practical skills to work in development. This course not only addresses the theories of development but also explores how development works at the grassroots. The distance learning delivery enables flexible learning so you can fit your study around work or other commitments.
Details of requirements and application procedures can be found at our website.
For more information please contact K.E.Wright(at)uel.ac.uk
Global development practice and discourses have changed dramatically in the past two decades. The media, in the multiple and diverse forms they have assumed in the 21st century, are seeking to communicate and interpret this multi-dimensional development in new and innovative ways. This programme will equip you intellectually to make critical contributions to contemporary media and global development debates. You will also acquire advanced media production skills that would enable you to produce and distribute global development news and information in a variety of formats.
Core modules are:
- Critical Approaches to Media, Communication and Development (core)
- Development Management in the International Context (core)
- Research Methods in the Social Sciences (core)
- Dissertation (core)
University of East Anglia
Water Security & International Development Msc. At UEA
Drawing upon the skills and experience of researchers in the Schools of International Development and Environmental Science, the 12-month Water Security and International Development MSc offers world-class education in water security policy and science in developing country contexts. As the flagship of the Water Security Research Centre, the MSc calls upon more than 30 water scientists based at UEA and specialist teaching staff at the forefront of water research, including Mark Zeitoun, Jessica Budds, Marisa Goulden, Dabo Guan and Bruce Lankford. MSc students benefit from participation in innovative lectures and interactive seminars, games and field trips, leading to a water security audit of a country, region or irrigation scheme of their choice. Highlights include visits to the Norwich Water Treatment Plant and Norfolk farms, regular guest talks by leading water professionals and development practitioners (Oxfam, WaterAid, WWF), opportunities to collaborate with the Water Security Research Centre on members’ research projects e.g. Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) and the Hydro-political study of the Yarmouk Basin and paddles to the pub (!) Over the past years, students have carried out internships at WWF-UK, Water Witness International and UN-Habitat, and this year had the opportunity to attend a workshop co-hosted by UEA and the Overseas Development Institute. Many of our alumni have gone on to work at internationally-renowned organizations, such as WaterAid and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or pursued PhDs at major UK and US universities.
Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe, and being only a short train journey from London and Cambridge offers an affordable place to study and stay connected. UEA is ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world, and positioned second among mainstream English universities for student satisfaction during the 2015 National Student Survey (see UEA student life.) Hear it from the alumni themselves! Check out our MSc WSID alumni video and written testimonies.
Short Courses for International Development Professionals
Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Development Short Course
11-16 September 2017
Sustainable management of natural capital underpins human development and well-being. Ecosystem services provide a conceptual framing to help identify and manage synergies and trade-offs in the natural capital, natural resource management, food security and biodiversity conservation domains.
For all the details about the course, visit the website and you can apply here.
This course is designed for practitioners working in government institutions, NGOs, international agencies and private sector with an interest in identifying, appraising and managing the synergies and trade offs among mulitple users and uses of natural resources and natural capital.
Course Fee: £1,850 – includes all tuition, daily lunches and refreshments
Contact: devco.train(at)uea.ac.uk +44 1603 592340
Short Courses for Climate Change and Water Professionals
How can you shape the world?
Our research led short courses seek to provide participants with a variety of tools and analytical frameworks from a diverse set of disciplines, to extend their understanding of these key national and global issues. You will have access to our extensive learning resources and interaction with cutting-edge research, delivered in the beautiful setting of UEA's parkland campus. These courses will enhance your abilities to critically assess and address the issues in your current work as well as an holistic appreciation of the complex relations within each subject. You will leave with a further developed professional network and resource base.
Climate Change & Development
12 - 16 June, 2017
In the context of development issues in low-income countries, equip yourself with the deeper awareness and understanding needed for effective action on climate change.
Water Security for Policy Makers & Practitioners
19 - 23 June, 2017
Bringing together key strengths in water politics and climate change, to provide you with a variety of tools and analytical frameworks to aid understanding of this key national and global issue.
Introduction to Water Stewardship
26 - 30 June, 2017
You will acquire an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of water stewardship and formulate strategies which account for the complexity of supply chains.
Meetings & Seminars
International Consulting Economists’ Association (ICEA)
Delays in infrastructure projects
Speaker: Judith Plummer Braekman
Wednesday 14 June 2017, 18h00 for 18h30
The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, WC1N 3AT
DPP, Open University Seminar Series
The annual International Development Seminar Series at The Open University is hosted by Development Policy and Practice and supported by the IKD research centre. The seminars are free and open to all and a buffet lunch is available from 12.00, followed by the presentation and discussion 12.30 - 14.00. (Although some timings may differ).
Bangladeshis Know How to Keep Their Heads Above Water. But Will We Listen?
Joe Hanlon (OU)School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
In addition, the OU is also organising:
The Queen's English: Development Discourse, UK Development Aid & the Promotion of the English Language. A seminar by Dr Angela Crack (University of Portsmouth) which, by tracing the history of British-funded ELT programmes, will expose the roots of the inflated claims made in favour of English.
A Vision Thing: African National Development Strategies. This joint OU / BISA Africa & International Studies Working Group event will combine knowledge-sharing on existing research into vision strategies with the planning of a collaborative research bid.
You can find out more and view the abstracts for upcoming talks on the IKD website.
International Migration Institute, Oxford Department of International Development
Seminar Series: The political economy of immigration
1pm on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, ODID, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB. Find out more here.
Valeria Pulignano, KU Leuven
14 June 2017: ‘Trade unions, agency (migrant) workers and the insiders/outsiders debate: Germany and Belgium compared’
University of Bristol
Global Challenges and the Challenge of Development: What future for the development project?
Workshop, University of Bristol, 21 June, 2017
Co-hosted by the Global Insecurities Centre and the International Development Research Group of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
For all the details and to pre-book, visit the website.
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism. Critical Encounters between Giorgio Agamben and Architecture
21 June 2017 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Reconnect Population to Urban Heritage in the Middle East & Central Asia
11 July 2017 | 10:00 am to 13 July 2017 | 6:00 pm
Improving local governance and service delivery: Shouting at the system won't make it work!
22 June 2017, London and online
CPAN, in partnership with Mzumbe University, INTRAC and the Foundation for Civil Society, is proud to announce the event Improving local governance and service delivery: Shouting at the system won't make it work! on the 22nd June from 10.00am -11.30am at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London.This event explores the latest debates, evidence and practice on social accountability, civil society advocacy and local government service delivery. It considers how current policy and assumptions could be revised to more effectively address critical blockages in public service delivery. You can register here.
Journal of Southern African Studies
Annual Lecture – Looking for Dr Livingstone’s African Companions
Friday 24 June 2017, 1700
Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU
The Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS) will hold its annual lecture on 24 June 2017. The speaker, Petina Gappah, is an international lawyer and writer who was born in Zambia and raised in Zimbabwe. She has law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University in Austria and the University of Zimbabwe. Having spent more than a decade working as an international trade lawyer in Geneva, Petina now divides her time between Harare and Berlin, where she is a fellow of the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm.
The lecture is open to the public. If you have any questions please contact George Karekwaivanane: G.karekwaivanane(at)ed.ac.uk
IDS, University of Sussex
IDS Annual Lecture with Jayati Ghosh
Tuesday 4 July 2017 17:00 to 18:30
Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex
World renowned economist, Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, will deliver this year's IDS Annual Lecture on 'The complexities of success: Globalisation, inequality and economic insecurity in China and India' See website.
Centre for Development Studies (CDS), University of Bath
The post-holder will work under the supervision of Jason Hart on a collaborative project with colleagues from the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath. The EPSRC-GCRF funded project, entitled 'Healthy Housing for the Displaced', entails fieldwork in refugee camps in Jordan and in a number of other countries.
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
Head of Development Studies
Permanent appointment or a secondment. For further details please go to website - job reference IRC 240799
New CEO And Executive Chair For ESRC
Deadline for applications has been extended to 16 June 2017
Further details on the website.
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
Sabina Alkire, Christoph Jindra, Gisela Robles Aguilar and Ana Vaz: 'Multidimensional Poverty Reduction Among Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa', in Forum for Social Economics
Jeff Crisp: 'Finding Space for Protection: An Inside Account of the Evolution of UNHCR’s Urban Refugee Policy' in Refuge
Mathias Czaika and Eric Neumayer: 'Visa restrictions and economic globalisation' in Applied Geography
Mathias Czaika and Sorana Toma: 'International academic mobility across space and time: The case of Indian academics' in Population, Space and Place
Marie-Laurence Flahaux and Simona Vezzoli: 'Examining the role of border closure and post-colonial ties in Caribbean migration' in Migration Studies
Joerg Friedrichs: 'Sino-Muslim relations: The Han, the Hui and the Uyghurs' in Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
John Gledhill: 'When state capacity dissolves: Explaining variation in violent conflict and conflict moderation', in European Journal of International Development
Robtel Neajai Pailey and David Harris: 'Liberia’s run-up to 2017: continuity and change in a long history of electoral politics' in Review of African Political Economy
Alan Sanchez: ' The structural relationship between early nutrition, cognitive skills and noncognitive skills in four developing countries' in Economics and Human Biology
Virginia Morrow: 2017 updated ' Guide to Young Lives Research'
Laura Stielike: ' The Migration&Development Apparatus: Contradictions between international discourse, institutional practices, and migrants’ perspectives', IMI Working Paper 136
Simona Vezzoli, Ayla Bonfiglio and Hein de Haas: ' Global migration futures: Exploring the future of international migration with a scenario methodology', IMI Working Paper 135
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
By Magdalena Leisten Johansson
By Michael Walls, Marie-Luise Schueller and Amina-Bahja Ekman
By Marie-Luise Schueller and Michael Walls with contributions from Amina-Bahja Ekman, Anna Rader and Jama Musse Jama
By Ricardo Marten Caceres
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Feyzi Ismail 'Polar opposites? NGOs, left parties and the fight for social change in Nepal,' Critical Sociology (forthcoming).
Jens Lerche, Alessandra Mezzadri and Dae-Oup Chang, Pun Ngai, Lu Huilin, Liu Aiyu, and Ravi Srivastava 'The Triple Absence of Labour Rights: Triangular Labour Relations and Informalisation in the Construction and Garment Sectors in Delhi and Shanghai,' CDPR Working Paper.
Matt Kandel 'Land conflicts and social differentiation in eastern Uganda,' Journal of Modern African Studies, and 'State formation and the politics of land in north-eastern Uganda,' African Affairs (forthcoming).
Patrick Neveling 'The political economy machinery: toward a critical anthropology of development as a contested capitalist practice,' Dialectical Anthropology.
Idil Osman and Laura Hammond have short pieces on the Somali diaspora and displacement in Education and Conflict Review.
Muhammad Suhleria 'Globalisation of media marginalising workers: the case of India and Pakistan,' Marxism 21.
Leandro Vergara-Camus (with Cristobal Kay) 'Agribusiness, peasants, left-wing governments, and the state in Latin America: An overview and theoretical reflections,' and 'The agrarian political economy of left-wing governments in Latin America: Agribusiness, peasants, and the limits of neo-developmentalism,' Journal of Agrarian Change.
All SOAS Development publications can be viewed through SOAS Research Online.
DSA President David Hulme’s election briefing for UK Parliamentarians:
Why the UK must keep military activity away from international aid
By maintaining the foreign aid budget and adopting a joined up approach, the next government can show its commitment to becoming Global Britain – rather than Little England, writes Professor David Hulme.
IDS, University of Sussex
Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa
IDS Bulletin 48.2
Edited by Khan Mohmand, S. and Loureiro. M.
Improving Livelihoods Through Better Road and Water Integration and Planning
Demenge, J. and Mehta, L.
IDS Policy Briefing 142
Blockchain for Development – Hope or Hype?
IDS Rapid Response Briefing 17
Perspectives from the Field: SDC Cooperation for Property Taxation
Nell, C. and Mascagni, G.
IDS Working Paper 486
Centre for Development Studies (CDS), University of Bath
New book published on extreme poverty, growth and inequality in Bangladesh
Extreme Poverty, Growth and Inequality in Bangladesh builds on the experience of a programme set up to engage specifically with the extreme poor. It is edited by Joe Devine, Geoff Wood, Zulfiqar Ali and Shamsul Alam.
New papers and blogs from members of the Centre for Development Studies
Luisa Enria offers insights into the dilemmas facing young Sierra Leoneans in the aftermath of the Ebola epidemic.
Sarah White discusses why recent interest in and talk of wellbeing may reflect an anxiety that all may somehow not be well.
Lizzi Milligan writes about the importance of developing better school textbooks for use in Africa countries.
Routledge and DSA affiliate program
Browse Routledge’s extensive collection of development studies titles here, and get your 20% DSA discount by entering code AF039 at checkout!
New this month: Communicating Development with Communities by Linje Manyozo
“Linje Manyozo is back in academia after years in development practice, and with his most important book to date." – Thomas Tufte, University of Leicester, UK
“Linje Manyozo is one of the most exciting scholars writing in the field of media, communication and development today. […] This book is a wonderfully colourful account of the importance of speaking, listening and deliberative development." – Jo Tacchi, Loughborough University in London, UK
“a truly timely contribution to fundamental principles of development practice. This is a call for the balance of power and respect for those on the "receiving" end of development." – Jonathan Makuwira, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa.
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
To mark World Malaria Day, Routledge has compiled an interactive timeline of key events in the path towards finding a cure, which can be explored online here. To supplement this, you may also wish to browse a selection of our academic articles that have had a significant impact in malaria research since publication. The articles are free to access until the end of July, 2017, and can be found via the link above.
Institute for Global Health & Development (IGHD), Queen Margaret University (QMU)
We are happy to announce that the final report for a major project undertaken by Dr Alison Strang of IGHD (Institute for Global Health and Development) along with colleagues from the Scottish Government, the Scottish Refugee Council and COSLA was published on the 24th March.
The landmark New Scots refugee integration strategy, which ran from 2014-17, comes to a close this month, and has been hailed as a trailblazing approach to supporting refugees and asylum seekers to settle in Scotland. The distinct approach of New Scots aims to enable refugees to settle and rebuild their lives from the day they arrive, to become active members of our communities and realise their full potential.
You can find the report here.
Please feel free to share in your own networks with the hashtag #NewScots
What’s it like to be on the receiving end of exit? A partner and country office view
This learning paper brings together valuable stories from individuals that have been through exit and transitions by different funders, in varying timescales and in diverse contexts.
Produced on behalf of the PPA Partnership Approaches Learning Group, the authors share their individual stories and discuss their understanding of the reason for the exit, what went well, and the challenges they faced. They also share their learning and views on how they believe INGOs and donors should plan for exit and sustainability in the future.
You can download the paper here.
Praxis Series Paper 3. Strategies for civil society sustainability
Drawing on INTRAC’s experience in a project funded by GIZ with development partners FAKT and a team of local experts and CSOs in Kyrgyzstan, our latest Praxis Series Paper by Charles Buxton provides an example of attempting social enterprise in a country beset by economic and political problems.
Download your free copy here.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)
Call for papers - Vivir Bien/ Buen Vivir and post-neoliberal development paths in Latin America: Scope, strategies and the realities of implementation (Issue Editors: Kepa Artaraz; Melania Calestani; Mei L. Trueba).
This special issue invites academics to explore: i. the multifaceted meanings of Vivir Bien ; ii. this concept’s significance and potential as a driver of post-neoliberal development paths; iii. the presence of Vivir Bien in policy making frameworks across Latin America and the realities of implementation; iv. whether Vivir Bien may be meaningful beyond indigenous communities, on national and/or international scales.
We welcome submissions in multiple areas of Vivir Bien research.
For more information please contact Mei Trueba (m.trueba(at)bsms.ac.uk ) or visit the LAP website.
The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises
Exploring the Acquis Humanitaire
The instinctual desire to support those in need, irrespective of geographic, cultural or religious links, is both facilitated and overwhelmed by the extent of information now available about the multiple humanitarian crises which occur on a daily basis around the world. Behind the images of devastating floods and earthquakes, or massive forced displacements resulting from armed conflicts, is the all too real suffering faced by individuals and families. From the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami to the on-going conflict in Syria, recent years have seen an increasing debate regarding the international legal mechanisms to protect persons in such humanitarian crises.
The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises argues that an acquis humanitaire is identifiable through the interconnected web of existing and emerging international, regional and national laws, policies and practices for the protection of persons caught up in humanitarian crises. Indeed, the humanitarian imperative to alleviate suffering wherever it may be found permeates various branches of international law, and is reflected in the extensive humanitarian activities undertaken by States and other actors in times of armed conflict, population displacement and disaster. Dug Cubie argues that by clarifying the conceptual framework and normative content of the acquis humanitaire, gaps and lacunae can be identified and the overall protection of persons strengthened.
Dug Cubie is a lecturer in the School of Law, University College Cork, Ireland.
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A New Manifesto for Oxford Development Studies
Call for Contributions
The Manifesto for Oxford Development Studies appeared in Oxford Development Studies (ODS), Vol. 24, No. 1, 1996 (see the link below) as the MPhil in Development Studies was being created. The MPhil programme will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in the spring of 2017, and, as part of this celebration, we would like to invite you to help us rewrite our manifesto.
We invite submissions from ODS readers and members of the University of Oxford. ODS Editorial Board will award a prize of £500 and a one-year membership to ODS for the best submission.
Guidelines: Please submit your proposed Manifest to (email address) by 1 July 2017. They should be no longer than 1500 words. By submitting a proposal, you agree that ODS may incorporate the ideas and words in our revised manifesto. ODS will acknowledge the names of everyone who makes a substantive contribution to the revised manifesto.
View the manifesto published in the journal here.
NGOs and student internships: who benefits?
Discussions between academics and practitioners have highlighted that there are many opportunities for collaboration between NGOs and students, either directly or through the student’s institution, and a variety of outcomes for both parties from these collaborations.
As part of DSA's commitment to supporting and facilitating collaborations between under and postgraduate students and the development community in the form of short projects or longer internships in the UK and internationally, we would like to hear NGO experiences of hosting students, the forms this has taken, and what makes internships successful. Enter this conversation here.