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DSA Annual Conference 2015

This year's Conference will be hosted by the University of Bath on 7th and 8th September 2015. The Call for Papers and Panels is now available from our Conference Page. Registration will be open shortly.


Invitation to tender for administrative support services to the DSA

The DSA Council has determined to invite tenders for the provision of administrative support services to the Association commencing 1st June 2015. This follows on from the financial and administrative restructuring of the DSA after recent deficits and the new Business Plan 2015-2018 (that focuses the Association on its role as a Learned Society promoting the creation and diffusion of knowledge that supports prosperity and human well-being). The Council would like to state that it is extremely grateful to Frances Hill and others in Findings Research for their dedicated service to the DSA for the last 11 years. The decision to put the provision of administrative support out to tender is not a reflection of any dissatisfaction with Findings Research, but the Council believes we should ensure that the DSA is structured and operating in the most effective and cost-efficient way and that from time-to-time this should be tested through a tendering process.

Details of the Invitation to Tender for individual(s) or organizations who are interested in providing such services are available from our Jobs page.


DSA Monthly Bulletin

Download the DSA's February 2015 Bulletin

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Professor David Hulme as new DSA President

It is with great pleasure that the Council can announce that the new President of the DSA is Professor David Hulme, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester. As no nominations for President were received ahead of the AGM, the Council agreed to pursue individuals who had expressed interest rather than re-open the nomination process. We're pleased to say that David received unanimous support from Council members and so has been declared President for the term of office 2014 - 2017.

Please read more from David here


New DSA Book Store

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DSA 'In Focus'!

The DSA has produced a brochure that explains briefly what we are, what our Key Achievements have been and our Theory of Change, along with our current activities and future aspirations.

We encourage all institutional members (and potential institutional members!) to download either the brochure or the poster and display it prominently on your departmental noticeboards!

Alternatively, if you would like hard copies of the brochure, please contact us


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: 0.669
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 40/55 (Planning and Development)