Welcome to Development Studies Association

DSA Annual Conference

NEW! The list of Panels, Papers and Abstracts are now available on our Conference page. Registration is now open and we look forward to seeing many of you on 1st November 2014.

We have some exciting promotional opportunities as well as holding our usual popular exhibition. Details, booking form and prices can be found on our Exhibition and Promotional Opportunities page

Download the Conference flyer with links to all the Panel information in one place.

We are also looking for up to 20 student volunteers - Read more...

DSA Bulletin - important sign up news

As of September, the system that we had been using for our bulk emailing (primarily the bulletin list) was rendered obsolete due to an upgrade.

If you wish to continue to receive the DSA Bulletin each month, you will need to sign in using Mailchimp's 'double opt-in' process which is as follows:

  • Complete the form or click on the button for newsletter sign up on this homepage.
  • You will then receive an email asking you to confirm whether or not you really wish to sign up for this and to click on the link in that email to confirm.

If you signed up to our old system between Wednesday 27th August and Monday 1st September, please re-register using the above system or the sign up facility on the home page.

We apologise for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We hope that as many of you who read this will sign up and persuade your friends and colleagues to do so!

Monthly Bulletin

DSA's September 2014 Bulletin is available online

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Nominations for Election of President and Council Members

Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland

Council Elections 2014

Call for Nominations

The 2014 DSA Council elections will be held under the terms of the DSA Constitution as approved at the 2013 AGM. The Constitution can be downloaded from the DSA website (www.devstud.org.uk).

Nomination forms can be downloaded from here

There is only one of the three positions for Officers of the Association formally vacant at the time of the 2014 AGM - for the President. A nomination form is attached to this notice.

The Officers

Geof Wood was elected to the post of DSA President at the 2011 AGM and his term of office comes to an end at the 2014 AGM. A call for the nomination of candidates for election to the role of President of the DSA is now being circulated widely.

Fiona Nunan's term of office as Honorary Secretary and Tom Travers' term of office as Honorary Secretary will come to an end at the 2016 AGM.

Elected members

Kunal Sen, Meera Tiwari, Ben Jones, Rachel Hayman, Gareth Wall and Ronnie Munck all come to the end of their three-year term of office as elected members of Council at the 2014 AGM. Of these Kunal Sen and Meera Tiwari are not eligible to stand for re-election to Council, having now completed two successive three-year terms.

The DSA Constitution provides for the election of sufficient members to fill all of the vacancies for elected members open at the time of each year's AGM, with each successful candidate having tenure for three years. There are therefore six vacancies for elected members of Council.

Of these six vacancies three are reserved for representatives of specific constituencies: 1) DSA Ireland, 2) NGOs, and 3) Research Students, held by Ronnie Munck, Rachel Hayman and Gareth Wall respectively.

The nomination forms attached to this notice reflect this structure of the vacancies.

Co-opted members

The 2013 DSA Constitution provides for no more than three co-opted members of Council. At present there are two incumbents of these positions following the withdrawal of Andrée Carter in the latter part of 2013: Charles Gore has responsibilities relating to the annual conference and international relations, and Mike Tribe has responsibilities for communication with the charity regulators and for some constitutional matters.

The Council is responsible for deciding on co-options at, or before, its first meeting after each AGM, but the AGM may review and comment on the co-options policy.

Independent Financial Examiner

It is necessary for the AGM to approve the appointment of an independent examiner of the DSA's Finances.


Fiona Nunan, Honorary Secretary, July 2014


New DSA Book Store

Development Research

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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-Blackwell - is included in the ISI Social Sciences Citation Index.

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

Conference Photos

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