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DSA2016 conference, 12-14 Sept, Call for Panels open

The annual conference will take place in the Examination Schools, University of Oxford in mid-September. The call for panels is now open, closing 29 February. There will then be a call for papers.

The keynotes will be Professor Tania Li (University of Toronto) and Professor James A. Robinson (University of Chicago).

Read more on the conference website.

DSA/ICEA dissertation prize

2015 saw the launch of a new annual dissertation prize in partnership with the International Consulting Economists Association (ICEA). Read more.

Membership migration

The membership data has now been migrated to a new system which brings with it a new login environment, and a new membership application form. Our administrators will be emailing all members about this over the coming month. Please bear with us through the inevitable teething problems!

At the recent AGM:

  • Membership categories were simplified and rates updated
  • It was agreed to change the Membership year for all members (to fit the DSA financial year), running from February for 12 months. Administration of this change is underway
  • Accounts were presented
  • The President reported on the Association's year

Heads of Centres meeting

Heads of Centres have been invited to gather in Manchester the day after the launch of the new Global Development Institute. Full details are posted here. All should RSVP if planning to attend.

Study Group news

DSA Urbanisation and Development Study Group workshop

Back to the Urban Future, University of Sheffield, Wednesday 27 January 2016

This first event organised by the DSA Urbanisation and Development study group aims to bring together established and early career researchers to reflect on our learning in this field so far and what our knowledge and experience implies for the current global debates on urbanisation and development. Read more.

DSA Migration, Development and Social Change Study Group

Latin American Perspectives on Migration, Social Inequalities and Life Transitions

This one day workshop, to examine the life transitions experienced by international migrants from and within Latin America and how these are linked to broader social inequalities, will take place on 1st February in London. Read more.

DSA Women and Development Study Group

Annual conference: Working with Sensitive Subjects

This event took place on 6th November, at the LIDC in London. Read the abstracts.

DSA Scotland Study Group

African Enterprise and Economic Development: A Proud History: A Promising Future

This event took place on 12-13th November, at the University of West of Scotland. Read a full report and download book of abstracts.

DSA Scotland Conference, June 2016, University of Edinburgh

Announcement and Call for Papers - deadline 8th February

The next meeting of DSA Scotland will take place on 17th June 2016, and it is to be held in the University of Edinburgh for the first time in several years. It will be hosted by the Global Development Academy. The main theme will be focused on the new Sustainable Development Goals, and presentations relating to this theme are invited from active researchers based in Scotland.  Read more.

DSA Monthly Bulletin

Download the DSA's February 2016 Bulletin

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New DSA/OUP book series

The DSA is launching a book series on Critical Frontiers of Theory, Research and Practice in International Development Studies, to be published by Oxford University Press. The series profiles research monographs that will shape the theory, practice, and teaching of international development for a new generation of scholars, students, and practitioners. 

The objective is to set high quality standards within the field of development studies to nurture and advance the field, as is the central mandate of the DSA.


Journal of International Development

The DSA has great pleasure in announcing that its journal - the Journal of International Development, published by Wiley - is included in the ISI Social Sciences Citation Index.

Impact Factor: 0.622
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 48/55 (Planning and Development)

News from EADI

Call for Book Manuscripts

In conjunction with Palgrave MacMillan, EADI publishes the EADI Global Development Series. We warmly invite proposals/ book manuscripts for the series. Please write to c.brian(at)palgrave.com to submit a proposal or request information.

The Editors of the series are Maja Bucar (Dean for Doctoral Studies and International Relations, University of Ljubljana) and Andrew Mold (Senior Economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Kigali, Rwanda).

More information about the EADI Global Development Series


EADI has published a list of MOOCs offered by EADI members, categorised according to topics: 

To ensure updated content on the website and maximum information flow among EADI members, they ask you to send further information and suggestions regarding the MOOCs to be included on the webpage, to editor_enews(at)eadi.org.