Welcome to Development Studies Association
The Development Studies Association is the UK's learned society and professional body for academic teaching and research, policy and practice in the field of international development.
While the annual conference is a principal focus for the association, the DSA is active throughout the year through its many Study Groups. All those involved in development whether as teachers, researchers, consultants or practitioners, are welcome to join both the Study Groups and the DSA itself.
DSA2018: Global inequalities
University of Manchester
27-29 June 2018
Registration for the DSA2018 conference is still open. All delegates, whatever your role in the conference, need to register online via the website. The conference website displays all accepted panels and their included papers; the timetable and events pages show what will be happening when along with the detailed panels timetable grid; and you can use the login link to check your paper and panel details. We have approximately 380 accepted papers in 69 panels. The 2018 conference will take place at the University of Manchester from 27-29 June 2018. The theme will be 'Global inequalities'.
Publishing session podcast
This year we'll again be holding a session on how to get published and advice around publishing. You can hear some of the 2017 session here.
DSA Council Nominations
The DSA will hold elections for members of Council during the AGM at DSA2018 in Manchester, in June. We need members to stand for seven vacant positions, including Secretary. Please consider helping the association and the discipline by putting yourself forward or encouraging others to do so. You can download the necessary forms here.
REF2021 panel membership appointments announced
Sub-panel 22: Anthropology & Development Studies
Professor Deborah James - London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor Jo Beall - British Council
Professor Barry Bogin - Loughborough University
Dr Peter Evans - Department for International Development
Professor Ravi Kanbur - Cornell Dyson School
Professor Uma Kothari - University of Manchester
Professor Tobias Kelly* - University of Edinburgh
Professor Susanne Kuechler - University College London
Professor David Wield - The Open University
Dr Andrew Taylor - University of Hull
See the full announcement at the REF website
DSA Dissertation prize winners 2018
Congratulations to Bushra Rehman and Henrique Lopes Valenca for jointly winning the DSA dissertation prize award this year. They have been invited to present their dissertation findings at the DSA2018 conference where there will also be an award ceremony for them. You can read what the judges said of their work and find links to read their dissertations on the DSA dissertation prize webpage.
NEW & Upcoming DSA Workshops with Institutional Members 2018/19
The first workshop of the series was held on 10 April 2018 at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich.
The focus was Meeting the challenges of interdisciplinary research for global development: strengthening sustainable agriculture and food systems.
Look out for further notices about the forthcoming Workshops later in the year.
DSA-OUP book series second & third titles are now available
Playing with Fire: Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South by Yilmaz Akyüz ISBN 9780198797173 2017
Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis by Matteo Rizzo ISBN 9780198794240 2017
IN: Critical Frontiers Of Theory, Research, And Policy In International Development Studies
Links to future SG events can be seen in the side bar on the right (or beneath on narrower screens). Other news follows.
DSA Rising Powers Study Group
The Rising Powers study group held a successful one-day workshop at the LSE on Monday 23rd April
See the SG webpage for what was in the programme.
DSA Scotland Study Group
DSA Scotland Meeting on 'Contemporary Approaches to Development Policy' - Full programme now online!
University of Glasgow, 1 June 2018
For all the details see the SG webpage.
DSA Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics Study Group
International Workshop on Poverty, Inequality Dynamics, and Economic Development: Tensions and Trade-offs in Mixed Methods Research
Kings College London, 6 September (from 12 noon) and 7 September 2018
For all the details see the SG webpage.
DSA Migration, Development & Social Change Study Group & The University of Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy and Society
One day workshop on 'Migration, Social Inequalities, Inter-Generational Relations and Life Course Transitions'
You can read the report and view the presentations made on the SG webpage.
DSA Gender, Policy & Practice Study Group
The SG are planning a workshop around the critical issues of racism and gender inequality that characterise many aid relationships, and the current aid crisis, you can read more on the SG webpage.
DSA Tourism Study Group
The DSA Tourism group has an extensive update on their past and upcoming activities on their webpage. The group's regular seminars will now take place at the University of Nottingham – details to follow soon about the first meeting at the new location.
Young Lives have released some new infographics that outline their key findings on child work and children’s experiences of violence in an accessible, visually effective way. Find them here.
Professor Douglas Gollin presented his research on ‘Heterogeneity, Measurement Error, and Misallocation: Evidence from African Agriculture’ at an event hosted by the World Bank’s Agriculture Policies Community of Practice.
Professor Xiaolan Fu spoke on the potential impact of advances in digital technology on economic diversification and structural transformation in developing countries at an UNCTAD expert meeting. She also gave a presentation to 3,000 businesspeople at the Alibaba inaugural global SME summit in China.
Gina Crivello, Senior Research Officer at Young Lives participated in ‘Theorising young people’s aspirations in a global context: an interdisciplinary conference’ at Brunel University. Gina shared learning from Young Lives, asking where participation in a longitudinal study of childhood poverty affects the aspirations of participating children and families, also forming the basis of her blog, just out.
Young Lives India Country Director Renu Singh joined a panel discussion at this year’s Society for Research on Adolescence meeting, and reflects on this in her blog examining why some children discontinue education. This draws on her chapter, authored with Protap Mukherjee, titled ‘Push Out, Pull Out, or Opting Out? Reasons cited by adolescents for discontinuing education in four low- and middle-income countries’.
ODID academics were Highly Commended for the impact of their research at the inaugural O2RB Excellence in Impact Awards. Professor Alexander Betts, Dr Naohiko Omata and Dr Olivier Sterck won for their work as part of the Refugee Economies Programme. The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) won for their impact on poverty measurement methodologies used by the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program.
A group of Oxford students, including two master’s students from ODID, won the 2018 Morpheus Cup for their innovative proposal for 'solar ATMs' in India, as well as advancing to the semi-finals of the Hult Prize. Find out more.
Three PhD scholarships are available for the FutureDAMS Research Centre.
Research findings on new national planning presented at International Studies Association conference.
Development alumni appointed as first black female high commissioner by Foreign Office.
Public engagement theatre performance produced in partnership with GDI researchers up for award.
Researchers work to tackle cardiovascular death in Indonesia.
Laura Hammond has been appointed Challenge Leader for Security, Protracted Conflict, Refugees and Forced Displacement by the Global Challenges Research Fund. This 2 year secondment, which she will share with Dr Neelam Raina of Middlesex University, will seek to maximise the GCRF's investments in Conflict and Displacement.
The Research and Evidence Facility (REF) of the EU Trust Fund for Africa, of which Laura Hammond is the Team Leader, has some new publications, all available here. These papers come from a collaborative project between the REF and the Rift Valley Institute, which looked at migration into secondary cities in the Greater Horn of Africa:
Guy Standing will speak on basic income, rentier capitalism and the plunder of the commons at HowTheLightGetsIn festival (25-28 May), Hay-on-Wye, the world's largest philosophy and music festival.
Guy Standing will talk about basic income at the European Business Summit, Brussels, on 23 May.
Guy Standing spoke on basic income at the International Journalism Festival (11-15 April 2018), in Perugia, Italy.
Guy Standing was interviewed by ANSA, the Italian news agency, on basic income.
Guy Standing was interviewed by Arbets Välden (Sweden) on the precariat.
New from ongoing projects
The ESRC funded research project 'Borderlands, brokers and peacebuilding: War to peace transitions viewed from the margins' led by Jonathan Goodhand has produced a 'literary comic' that is currently exhibiting in Sri Lanka and Nepal in local languages.
OU research addresses shortage of women in UK IT
To address the shortage of women in the UK IT industry, Open University research, funded by the ESRC, compared the UK IT sector with that of India which has a higher proportion of women. Professor Parvati Raghuram, who led the project said, "Addressing the shortage of women in IT requires that the sector not only offers benefits, but outperforms other competing sectors, and projects its gender equality policies effectively through targeted campaigns." Read more..
New scholarship opportunities for students in LMI countries to study Masters in Online and Distance education
The Open University has been awarded five Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for students in low & middle income countries looking to study its Masters in Online and Distance Education. Read more...
Technology-enabled language learning for refugees and migrants
Dr Koula Charitonos, Lecturer in International Development at The Open University (OU), shares important insights from a recent roundtable organised by the OU and focused on the role of technology in language education for migrants and refugees. Read more...
Collaborating to support teacher learning in Zambia
A look at the history and impact of the OU's Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) in Zambia, by Kris Stutchbury, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education and Academic Director of TESSA. Read more…
Creating a stronger and fairer society
A recent panel discussion organised by Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), and chaired by Professor Helen Yanacopulos, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, saw lively debate focused on how to bridge global divides around inequality and injustice to create a better and more inclusive future for everyone. Read more…
Hear from alumni who have studied OU’s MSc in Development Management
We have started a series of blogs from alumni who studied the MSc in Development Management, delivered by Development, Policy and Practice (DPP) at the OU. The backgrounds, experiences and plans of our students are fascinating, and these stories are a must-read for anyone interested in studying the MSc or understanding the skills, knowledge and passion our students bring to the area of development. Read more...
Exploring teenage pregnancy and motherhood in Nigeria through PhD study
Ayomide Oluseye is a PhD student with The Open University currently undertaking qualitative study into teenage pregnancy and motherhood in Nigeria. In this blog, Ayomide explains more about her research, shares what inspired her to focus on this for her PhD, and what she hopes to achieve. Read more….
DPU's Haim Yacobi wins The Wellcome Trust Grant in Humanities and Social Science
Haim Yacobi and Mori Ram will be undertaking research on 'politics, medical knowledge and development: from Israel to Ethiopia and Eritrea (and back)'
UK parliament publishes submission from current DPU student
Congratulations to current MSc Urban Economic Development student Freddy Fashridjal who has had a submission published by parliament for an inquiry about Land Value Capture methods.
Co-Learning for Action: Six interns join the DPU/SLURC learning alliance in Sierra Leone
We are delighted to welcome six new interns from Sierra Leone to contribute to the DPU/SLURC learning alliance for transformative action to disrupt urban risk traps in Freetown
DPU summerLab 2018 series announced
We are happy to land in four new exciting destinations and to run once more a workshop in London.
DPU summerLab 2017 pamphlet published and available for download
The DPU summerLab team is glad to announce the launch of the DPU summerLab 2017 series pamphlet.
Former DPU Director Patrick Wakely launches his recently published book at the DPU
Former DPU Director, Prof. Patrick Wakely returned to the DPU to launch his latest book ‘Housing in Developing Cities: Experience and Lessons’ that has recently been published by Routledge.
Understanding urban risk traps in Freetown - MSc ESD teams up with SLURC in new learning alliance
Building upon the work undertaken under the Urban ARK research project and under the leadership of Adriana Allen and Rita Lambert, the practice module of the MSc Programme in Environment and Sustainable Development has teamed up with the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) and partners on the ground to set up a new learning alliance.
In the media
The kids demanding homes are made better in their area!
coverage on the BBC of the London-based fieldwork undertaken by our MSc Social Development Practice students.
IDS alum elected President of Costa Rica
A new digital imperialism and how to respond to it by Tony Roberts
Child rapes in India that have shocked the world by Lyla Mehta
The mission for global Britain - 7 reflections on where next for 0.7 by Hannah Corbett
University of Chester
New Lecturer for International Development Studies Programme at University of Chester
We are delighted to welcome Dr Namrata Bhattacharya-Mis as a new Lecturer in Human Geography and International Development Studies. Namrata, originally from India, joins us from the University of the West of England where she was involved with work on different research projects concerned with disaster management in the built environment. Previously, her PhD at the University of Wolverhampton investigated the vulnerability of value of business properties in the UK to flood risk. Namrata also has experience of working for different governmental and non-governmental organisations in both developing and developed world contexts. Her recent publications include:
Bhattacharya-Mis, N., Lamond, J., Chan, F., Kreibich, H., Montz, B., Proverbs, D., Wilkinson, S. (2018) Advising on flood risk – opportunities and challenges across international commercial property markets. RICS COBRA Conference, London.
Bhattacharya-Mis, N., Lamond, J. (2016) Risk perception and vulnerability of value: a study in the context of commercial property sector. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 20(3), 252-264.
Lamond, J., Bhattacharya-Mis, N., Rose, C., Joseph, R. (2018) FloodRe: Evidence review for property flood resilience. Phase 2 Report, London.
For more information on our undergraduate programme, please see our website.
7th PhD Conference on International Development
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Call for papers is now open
Deadline: 31 May 2018
See the full call here.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
CBA12: Local experience driving climate action
Lilongwe, Malawi from 11-14 June 2018
Locally-driven action that addresses climate challenges is ever more crucial. The well-established CBA community of practice works on sharing innovation, getting climate finance behind what works and preparing robust narratives to take ‘lived experience’ from evidence to influence. The overarching aim is to achieve inclusive, meaningful community engagement in decision making, in ways that enable opportunities for gender-transformative outcomes.
The CBA12 event is being organised by IIED in partnership with the Climate Justice Resilience Fund, the Global Resilience Partnership, the International Development Research Centre, Irish Aid and Practical Action. For all the information on the programme, please visit our website.
British Academy’s closing conference
Sustainable Development Programme: “More Than Economic Growth: Overcoming the Challenges of Promoting Sustainable Development”
Wednesday 23 May, 9.30am-5pm
British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
The Sustainable Development Programme supports 16 interdisciplinary research projects that focus on addressing the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and informing the UK Government’s Aid strategy. The closing conference will bring together leading academics, policymakers and practitioners from the UK and overseas, to discuss some of the most interesting and policy-relevant findings to have emerged from the research projects, and to consider the SDG agenda more broadly.
To attend, please confirm your attendance, along with any dietary requirements, by emailing s.weber(at)bham.ac.uk
Global Development Institute (GDI)
Call for papers: What Works for Africa’s Poorest Children?
Social policies and programmes for children living in extreme deprivation:
10-12 September 2018, Kampala, Uganda
Call for papers on practical actions, programmes and social policy interventions that have made a tangible difference for Africa’s poorest children are invited for a conference in Uganda in September. More information.
Annual Conference - 'Global Inequalities'
27-29 June 2018, University of Manchester, UK
Visit the website for all the details.
University of East London (UEL)
The PG Cert in NGO and Development Management via Distance Learning at UEL offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalized world and to learn practical skills to work in development. This course not only addresses the theories of development but also explores how development works at the grassroots. The distance learning delivery enables flexible learning so you can fit your study around work or other commitments.
Details of requirements and application procedures can be found here.
For more information please contact K.E.Wright(at)uel.ac.uk
London School of Economics (LSE)
Applications open for senior-level course on conflict and humanitarian response
Monday 18 - Friday 22 June 2018
Venue: LSE Campus and ODI Offices, Central London
The Senior-level course on conflict and humanitarian response is an intensive course for humanitarian professionals taught by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The course provides an opportunity for mid-career and senior professionals to learn and reflect on critical issues in preparing for, responding to and transitioning out of humanitarian crises. The course is designed to foster peer-to-peer learning, and will feature lectures by distinguished academics and practitioners, with an opportunity for small group discussions and exercises. You can find out more here.
Apply to one of IDS’ postgraduate degrees in international development. The University of Sussex is currently ranked first in the
world for development studies. The QS World Ranking reflects the strong reputation and quality of research and course offerings across campus, including by IDS. Our courses are:
• International Development PhD by Research
• MA Development Studies
• MA Food and Development
• MA Gender and Development
• MA Globalisation, Business and Development
• MA Governance, Development and Public Policy
• MA Participation, Power and Social Change
• MA Poverty and Development
• MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy
More information on the IDS website.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia
UEA International Development Centre Professional Training
Bringing together key strengths in water politics, climate change, agricultural water management and water allocation, this course will provide participants with an exceptional chance to acquire an understanding of this key global issue. The course introduces and explores different interpretations of water security in an international and developing economy context. Participants will acquire a wide variety of tools and analytical frameworks from a variety of disciplines and an extended understanding of this key national and global issue. They will leave the course with an ability to critically assess and address current water security issues and policies and to gain an appreciation of the relations between water security and development, health, climate, food, and national security.
To find out more about this year’s short courses, please explore our webpage, where you can find further details in addition to our online application form. We also run other short courses. Sign up to our mailing list here. We are here to help you find a learning experience that meets your needs – Get in touch to discuss how we can help with you or your organisation’s professional development. Email: devco.train(at)uea.ac.uk
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Global Health Msc/PGDip/PGCert
Our Global Health will help you understand the complex determinants of health and ill-health in a globalised world and their potential solutions in order to help you contribute to the improvement of health and the achievement of health equity and social justice worldwide. Graduates from this course will have the skills to work as global health practitioners, policy makers, consultants or researchers within NGOs, governments and international health and development agencies.
For more information visit the website.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
GDI’s lecture series and seminars are open to all. Forthcoming events focus on Zimbabwean, Ghanaian and Kenyan politics.
Development, Policy and Practice, Open University
Who Are We? Art, Migration And The Production Of Democracy
22-27 May (Tuesday-Sunday), 12:00-16:00, TATE MODERN, Tate Exchange, Blavatnik Building, London SE1 9TG
The Open University will be joining Counterpoint Arts, Loughborough University and Stance Podcast for a week of experimental production in partnership with the University of York Migration Network & others at Tate Exchange. Examine connected questions around housing, dis/placement and place-making; labour and inequality; and citizenship and the production of social democracy. Read more...
Early-Career Researcher Masterclass on the Critical Understanding of Personal Finance within Global Financial Markets
23 May (Wednesday), 09:45-17:00,
The Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP
This free event is open to PhD students and Early-Career Researchers whose work relates to the topics of finance, economic stability, poverty, distribution, and development. We are offering 15 bursaries of £40 on a first-come-first-served basis to contribute towards travel expenses for doctoral students. Speakers include: Professor Sharon Collard (University of Bristol and Financial Inclusion Commission), Professor Gary Dymski (University of Leeds) and Jonquil Lowe (The Open University). Find out more and register...
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
Socio-spatial processes in Mexico City. Aca demic views and citizen perceptions
24 May 2018 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
DPU 101, 34 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9EZ
Campaign for Social Science
Launch of the report 'Positive Prospects: Careers for social science graduates and why number and data skills matter'
Friday, 8 June 2018 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)
Followed by a networking lunch
33 Finsbury Square, London
Published and supported by SAGE Publishing
Dr Ashley Lenihan, CfSS Senior Policy Advisor, will provide an overview of the report and its findings. Sharon Witherspoon, CfSS Head of Policy, will lead an expert panel to discuss the report’s significance, which will include Rachel Neaman, CEO of the Corsham Institute, among others to be announced shortly.
See the website for all the details and to register your attendance, which is FREE to all.
IDS, University of Sussex
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning
Monday 4 June 2018 - Friday 8 June 2018 9:00-17:00
Institute of Development Studies
Participatory Video Processes: building inclusive engagement and community-led change
Monday 18 June 2018 - Friday 22 June 2018 10:00-17:00
Institute of Development Studies
Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence
Monday 25 June 2018 - Thursday 28 June 2018 9:00-17:30
Institute of Development Studies
Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes
Monday 16 July 2018 - Friday 20 July 2018 09:00-17:00
Institute of Development Studies
Building effective public and civil society partnerships for teaching and research
Monday 10 September 2018 - Friday 14 September 2018
School of Politics & International Studies, University of Leeds
Deadline for applications: 8 June 2018
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
None at present.
DSA members' Questionnaire
CA and HD survey
We (Tadashi Hirai, Flavio Comim and Richard Jolly) are examining some key aspects related to the use of the Capability Approach in the 'real world' and its links with the Human Development as promoted by UNDP. We would be extremely grateful if you could answer the short set of
questions in this survey (unless you already submitted it during/after the HDCA conference in 2016). It should take only a couple of minutes. Any queries please email hirai.tadashi(at)gmail.com.
Evidence Information Service
Academic survey on engagement with parliament
We are a group of academics from the Cardiff University, University of Exeter, University College London, University of Bath and University of Bristol working with the House of Commons Library and the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to develop a UK Evidence Information Service (EIS).
The EIS will act as a rapid matchmaking and advisory service, working with existing UK parliamentary systems to connect politicians with the wider network of academics and professionals in science, technology, engineering, maths, medicine, humanities and the social sciences. More details about the project can be found in our Guardian article and GW4 webpage.
We are seeking the confidential views of academics on their attitudes to and experiences of evidence-based policy-making, the usefulness of the EIS and their potential contribution.
The survey is part of the UK Evidence Information Service (EIS) project. We are working with the four UK legislative bodies – UK Parliament, National Assembly for Wales, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly – and are interested in gathering information from academics, including their experience of engaging. The results will be published and publicly available.
We therefore invite all UK researchers in academia and industry to complete an 5-10 minute survey.
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.
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
Alan Sanchez (2018) ‘Early-life Exposure to Weather Shocks and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from the Peruvian Highlands’, Young Lives Working Paper 178
Renu Singh & Protap Mukherjee (2018) ‘Effect of preschool education on cognitive achievement and subjective wellbeing at age 12: evidence from India’, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Matthew Willner-Reid (2018) 'The Rise of Referendums: A Death Sentence for Multilateralism?' International Spectator.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
New journal articles:
A new book has been published on Digital Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Global South. Edited by R Duncombe, Director of Teaching and Learning
Agarwal, B, Can group farms outperform family farms?: Empirical Insights from India' World Development. Open Access.
Asadullah, MN & Savoia, A, 'Poverty Reduction During 1990-2013: Did Millennium Development Goals Adoption and State Capacity Matter?' World Development. Open Access.
Horner, R & Nadvi, K 2018, 'Global value chains and the rise of the Global South: Unpacking 21st century polycentric trade' Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs. Open Access.
Horner, R, Schindler, S, Haberly, D & Aoyama, Y, 'Globalization, uneven development and the North-South 'big switch' Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
Lavers, Tom. Responding to land-based conflict in Ethiopia: The land rights of ethnic minorities under federalism. Open access
Makiela, K & Ouattara, B 'Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth: Exploring the Transmission Channels' Economic Modelling.
Mitlin, D, Satterthwaite, D & Colenbrander, S, 'Finance for community-led local, city and national development' Environment and Urbanization
Nadvi, K & Yoon, SJ 2018, 'Industrial clusters and industrial ecology: Building 'eco-collective efficiency' in a South Korean cluster' Geoforum, Open Access.
Sari, V 2018 'Educational assistance and education quality in Indonesia: The role of decentralization' WIDER Working Paper Series. Open Access.
Tampubolon, Gindo, G, Nazroo, JY, Keady, J & Pendleton, N. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry titled 'Dementia across local authorities in England 2014-2015'. It maps which local authorities bear the brunt of ageing population today and in near future.
IDS, University of Sussex
Inclusive Peace and Security
IDS Bulletin 49.1A (2018)
Decentralisation, Devolution, and Dynamics of Violence in Africa
IDS Working Paper 511 (2018)
Indirect Rule in Armed Conflict: Theoretical Insights from Eastern DRC
IDS Working Paper 510 (2018)
The Relationship between Perceptions of Inequality and Political Participation: The Case of the Western Balkans
IDS Working Paper 509 (2018)
Youth Engagement in the Realm of Local Governance: Opportunities for Peace?
IDS Working Paper 508 (2018)
What Are the Implications of Ageing and Demographic Change in Rwanda?
IDS Policy Briefing 150 (2018).
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
An analysis of well-being in urban Nigeria
By Andrea Rigon
Gentrification in (re)construction: Talca’s neighbourhoods post 2010 earthquake
By Camillo Boano with Jorge Inzulza Contardo and Camila Wirsching
DPU Working Paper - No. 194
Department of Development Studies and the Department of Economics, SOAS
Mezzadri, Alessandra and Lulu, Fan (2018) ''Classes of Labour' at the Margins of Global Commodity Chains in India and China.' Development and Change.
Digital Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development
in the Global South
Edited by Richard Duncombe, Global Development Institute, UK
March 2018 / Hardback / 192 Pages / 9781786393364
This book includes views from diverse academic disciplines as well as practitioners with experience of implementing mobile applications and agriculture information systems in differing country contexts. Case studies from a range of developing countries are covered, with information from across the public and private sector. Also includes guidelines for successful implementation of digital technologies.
View the contents page on the CABI Bookshop and enter the code CCRD20 for 25% discount on the title until 30th June 2018.
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Call for papers: Vivir Bien/ Buen Vivir and post-neoliberal development paths in Latin America: Scope, strategies and the realities of implementation
(Issue Editors: Kepa Artaraz; Melania Calestani; Mei L. Trueba). For more information please contact Mei Trueba (m.trueba(at)bsms.ac.uk ) or visit the LAP website.
European Journal of Development Research
European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI)
Early Career Researchers initiative
This aims at helping eligible researchers in their first approaches to academic publication
Call, recently renewed, for studies/papers in Impact Evaluation.
Speculative Harvests- new title in the Agrarian Change & Peasant Studies series
Jennifer Clapp and S. Ryan Isakson
The authors highlight the importance of confronting the financialization of food and agriculture, identify the challenges of conventional approaches to reform and consider innovative alternatives. Speculative Harvests is essential for those who not only seek a better understanding of the problems but are also in search of effective interventions.
Participatory Development Practice
Anthony Kelly and Peter Westoby
‘This work represents an important contribution in the ongoing effort to provide critical analysis, perspective and input on participatory development practice. The authors show that much can be learned and linked when a combination of love, dialogue and action are nurtured and applied systematically and with careful attention in communities’
Paul Lachapelle, Associate Professor Community Development, Montana State University, President, International Association for Community Development 2016-2019
Journals call for papers
Enterprise Development & Microfinance
‘Advancing rural entrepreneurship through technical, business, and financial services’
We invite researchers and practitioners to share their insights and to document positive and negative experiences that stimulate reflection and learning among those concerned with service design and implementation and their outcomes and impact. Please send a 300-400 word abstract of your planned contributions to the editor Jason Donovan (CIMMYT) j.donovan(at)cgiar.org by May 11, 2018.
Special issue – Deadline for abstracts 15th May 2018
‘Strengthening markets for WASH goods and services’
This themed edition of Waterlines focuses on approaches which enhance access to more resilient and sustainable WASH services through strengthening market systems. We invite papers addressing the broad subject of WASH markets, whether in a development or humanitarian context, and especially in the interface between the two. Download call for papers here.
The content of Food Chain covers all aspects of promoting food chains, from on-farm processing to storage, transportation, food processing businesses, hygiene and quality assurance, marketing, finance and the business environment. It covers the market linkages between agricultural production and farm inputs, including both hard inputs and knowledge systems, and farm outputs and associated value chains. If you would be interested in submitting a proposal further information can be found on the journal homepage.
Practical Action Publishing Knowledge eLibraries
Online book collections available for institutional subscription purchase or perpetual sale. Read more about the collection or request a FREE institutional trial
Public Administration and Development invites submissions for their Special Issue: ‘Policy Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries’. Guest Editors Paul Collins, Alex Jingwei He & Darryl S.L. Jarvis welcome submissions exploring the processes and mechanisms of policy entrepreneurship in the development context, linking theory and practice. Find out more.
Routledge & DSA affiliate program
Browse Routledge’s 2018 collection of development studies textbooks here, or our full list here, and get your 20% DSA discount at checkout by entering code AF039! If you have any feedback, or are interested in writing for us, please contact Development Studies editor Helena Hurd at helena.hurd(at)tandf.co.uk
Several exciting new publications for you to check out this month, visit links to learn more:
EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
BY SIMON MCGRATH
This introductory textbook explores the place of education in development debates and provides a systematic and a theoretical overview of the main approaches to the subject. The chapters discuss human capital, human rights and human development, education, gender and development, and draw on examples from a wide range of countries. It is aimed at the undergraduate level, and also development practitioners, policy makers, entrepreneurs and corporate employees engaged in aspects of education and development work.
Teaching Education & Development? Request your free inspection copy here!
THE ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
EDITED BY TONY BINNS, KENNETH LYNCH, ETIENNE NEL
"a distinctively authoritative compendium of expertise addressing contemporary Africa. The attention to African perspectives, often distinguished from those of outsiders, as manifest in most development theory, international policy discourse and policy, is particularly welcome. The essays are clearly written and will provide an invaluable guide to those wishing to understand Africa and its place in the world." - David Simon, Director of Mistra Urban Futures, Sweden and Professor Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
REFRAMING LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT
EDITED BY RONALDO MUNCK, RAUL DELGADO WISE
"Professors Munck, Delgado Wise and their all-star team have produced a book of critical importance for scholars of development and social change in Latin America and beyond." William I. Robinson, Uni California at Santa Barbara, USA
"This inspiring book, by reflecting on the experiences of Latin America’s "Progressive Wave" and of social movements like ‘La Vía Campesina" and the Zapatistas, which attempt to create a
"post-neoliberal" world, makes a refreshing contribution to critical development studies." Cristóbal Kay, Emeritus, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands.
DISABILITY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS AND PRACTITIONERS
BY DAVID COBLEY
"a major contribution towards making the human rights of persons with disabilities, especially the right to be included in international cooperation, a reality. Cobley has provided a work that provides both a critical reading of disability and development theory and is immediately applicable in the concrete work of policymaking and program implementation." Stephen Meyers, Uni Washington, USA
"mandatory reading for all students studying development studies and disability studies." Raymond Lang, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, University College London, UK.