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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.

Message from the President


I am writing to advise you about major changes to the administrative arrangements for the Association. Following a competitive tendering process the DSA Council has appointed NomadIT, a company that specialises in providing support services to learned societies and academic associations in the UK and Europe, as its external service provider. NomadIT will commence work from 1 June 2015. Newsletters and communications will be sent to you from membershipadmin@devstud.org.uk. If you want to make an enquiry about membership or other matters after 31 May 2015 then in the first instance contact that address.

A very (very) big vote of thanks to Frances Hill and colleagues at Findings Research who have done such a great job and put so much time and energy into making DSA so vibrant over the last 11 years. Frances (and hopefully Findings Research colleagues) will be attending the Annual Conference at University of Bath in September so that we can formally say ‘many thanks and all best wishes for the future' but please also do contact Frances directly (frances@p4id.org.uk) to register your thanks.

Sincerely, David

Professor David Hulme
President, Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland

DSA Monthly 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)