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DSA2016 conference, 12-14 Sept. Registration opens 6 June

The annual conference, Politics in Development, will take place in the Examination Schools, University of Oxford in mid-September. Early bird registration opens on 6 June until 11 July. However, registration rates have already been posted to help you plan your participation. Accepted panels and their constituent papers can also be viewed on the conference website.

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

Read more and register via the conference website

Routledge and DSA affiliate program

DSA has negotiated a member discount with Routledge Publishers. Browse new and featured Development Studies books from Routledge here. Be sure to use your DSA member discount by entering code AF039 at checkout!

DSA/ICEA dissertation prize

2015 saw the launch of a new annual dissertation prize in partnership with the International Consulting Economists Association (ICEA). The 2016 call has now gone out. Read more.

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.

Study Group news

DSA Scotland Meeting

17 June, University of Edinburgh

The final programme for the upcoming DSA Scotland Meeting is now available online here.

Launch of Civil Society, Democracy and Development Research Cluster

22 June, University of Leeds

The NGOs in Development Study Group will launch the Civil Society, Democracy and Development Research Cluster on Wednesday 22 June 2016, 1130 - 1600, Fairbairn House Main Building Upper Chapel LR (1.04a), University of Leeds. See here for more details

New Book from the NGOs in Development Study Group

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 Religions and Development Study Group Launched!

On the 29th April 2016 the DSA Study Group on Religions and Development was launched at a full-day workshop at SOAS University, London. The event was made up of a number of sessions that reflected on previous research on religions and development including the DfID funded Religions and Development (RaD) project presented by Professors Carole Rakodi and Gurharpal Singh, as well as conceptual paper s by Dr Jörg Haustein (SOAS), Professor Emma Tomalin (University of Leeds) and Dr Séverine Deneulin (University of Bath). 

Islamic Relief Academy convened a panel session in which representatives from a number of faith-based organisations including CAFOD, World Vision, Islamic Relief and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities spoke on the ways in which faith-based organisations (FBOs) engage in research and allow it to feed into programmatic and project work, and the unique value of faith perspectives in development research. Among the audience members were academics from universities across the country including SOAS, University of East London, and representatives from UK-based NGOs and FBOs. The event marked a crucial step forward towards greater FBO-academic collaboration and in building positive working relationships between academia and practitioner groups.


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DSA Information, Technology and Development Study Group Meeting and Call for Abstracts

"Big and Open Data for International Development"
12 July, University of Manchester

The aim of this workshop is to share socio-technical, socio-organisational and critical research on “data revolution” trends: most notably big data and open data.  We hope the workshop will shape a future research agenda and form the basis for future research partnerships.

We have 12 speakers confirmed, covering data justice, statistical analysis with big data, open data and accountability, and data institutionalisation among other topics. 

More details online.

DSA Monthly Bulletin

Download the DSA's June 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.


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.