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
Thank you to all delegates who provided feedback on the 2018 conference, your responses will help us improve for future conferences.
We have now posted the survey results online, so you can see how everyone scored different elements of the conference.
If you still require a certificate of attendance or a receipt of your payment, these can be downloaded from the conference website by using the login link at the top of the page. Proceed past your personal details and look for the ‘C’ icon beside your registration to download a PDF certificate.
Conference Plenary videos are available to view online
You can view the plenaries held at the DSA2018 conference via the videos on the GDI website.
Publishing session podcast
This year we held a session on how to get published and advice around publishing. You can hear some of the 2017 session here. The 2018 session will be posted online soon.
DSA-ESRC Workshop on Water and Sustainable Development
Call for papers
University of Bradford, March 2019
This one day workshop will include up to 5 water researchers and scholars from the Global South and will have interactive panel sessions. To join one of the panels, original paper proposals in the form of abstracts (of around 200 words) are invited from UK based researchers and scholars working on any aspect of water and sustainable development including inequalities in access and its gender and social causes and implications; water and health interconnections; institutional dynamics; approaches and methodologies to understand the multi-dimensional and complex nature of water governance; water for sustainable cities; the role of ODA in influencing water policies; water as an instrument of power; water based localised, intra- and international conflict potential. Deadline 1st November 2018
Please contact: Dr PB Anand by email: p.b.anand(at)bradford.ac.uk
DSA Council Elections
The following colleagues were elected to serve their first term on Council: Uma Kambhampati (University of Reading), Naila Kabeer (London School of Economics) & Rachel Slater (University of Wolverhampton). Laura Hammond (SOAS) and Nandini Gooptu (ODID) were re-elected to serve for another term. The position of student representative was hotly contested, and voting resulted in Amal Chammas (York St John University) & Bookie Ezeomah (University of Manchester) being asked to work together as student representatives on Council.
DSA 2018 AGM Minutes & Presidential report now online
The minutes from the DSA's 2018 AGM which was held on the final day of the DSA2018 conference at the University of Manchester are now online. The presidential report for 2018 is also now online and a copy of the presidential report presentation is also available to view. You can view all of these and other documents from previous years via the AGM webpage.
DSA2018: Global South Delegates meeting minutes now online
The minutes from the meeting with Global South delegates has been posted online. The meeting brought up some issues pertinent to Global South participants and the minutes include action points to be taken to strengthen links and interaction between the DSA and Global South development scholars and practitioners.
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
Joe Devine has been invited on to the assessment panel for the REF subpanel Social Work and Social Policy
DSA Dissertation prize winners 2018
Congratulations to Bushra Rehman and Henrique Lopes Valenca for jointly winning the DSA dissertation prize award this year. 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 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 Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Study Group
The Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Study Group Meeting
14 September 2018
University of Birmingham
The meeting will have an open call for papers, please get in touch with the convenor, Fiona Nunan (f.s.nunan(at)bham.ac.uk) if you’d like to present or just come along and network. Further information will be available nearer the time.
DSA Gender, Policy & Practice Study Group
September 17 – 21 2018
Online conference about re-imagining international development
FREE to attend - See all the details via the SG webpage.
DSA Urbanisation and Development Study Group
Workshop: Translocal Pedagogies in Planning Education for Urban Equality
1 October 2018
Sponsor: DSA Urbanisation and Development Study Group
Organised by the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) project at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London.
For further information and to register your interest in participating, please visit the website or contact Julia Wesely (julia.wesely.13(at)ucl.ac.uk).
DSA Business and Development Study Group
Winter 2018 Workshop
Wednesday 12th December, 2018 10:00 – 16:30
University of Bath, London facility, 83 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ES
Partnerships in Practice: Issues of inequality and power – has anything changed?
Call for presentations/papers for the workshop is now OPEN.
Please view the full call via the SG webpage.
Deadline for submissions is 17 October 2018.
ODID researchers in collaboration with the University of Birmingham have won a GCRF award for research into a new business model that seeks to enable the poorest people in developing countries to generate income and empower others by sharing their skills and experience using digital technology.
The Refugee Economies programme at the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) has published a new report, with the World Food Programme, which compares outcomes for refugees in two settlements in Kenya which broadly follow two different approaches to assistance: a ‘self-reliance model' and an ‘aid model’.
Research Officer Marie Godin has won a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, to research ‘Refugees, social protection and digital technologies in times of the “refugee crisis”’. Find out more.
Young Lives have produced a short animation that captures some of the key findings and implications for policy and programming from their longitudinal study of child poverty across four countries, over 15 years, with 12,000 children.
Two of our academics have been awarded the title of full Professor in the University’s Recognition of Distinction exercise: Masooda Bano was named Professor of Development Studies and Diego Sánchea-Ancochea was named Professor of the Political Economy of Development. Read more.
Young Lives have produced 10 updated case studies showing the impact of their work. Read a blog post by Senior Policy Officer Paul Dornan reflecting on what has been learnt about 'pathways' to impact from the study, and what particular kinds of impact longitudinal studies can offer.
The GDI blog hosts some round up of activity from the recent DSA conference
In the media, Prof Bina Agarwal argues there doesn't need to be a trade off between jobs and maternity benefits in India - but it requires a comprehensive approach, not a one sided Act. Watch a video panel on this topic. She also writes: could there be less sexual harassment if women controlled the media, reclaimed the streets & set the social norms? And says the #MeToo movement must link with efforts towards equality for women across all spheres.
It's the practical experience of academics working with informal settlement communities that really makes a difference says researcher Sophie King, talking about the process of co-producing research on urban poverty in Uganda.
Tanja Müller analyses the Ethiopia - Eritrea peace deal and finds cause for hope - as well as areas for concern.
Gindo Tampubolon looks at corruption and innovation in Europe.
Richard Duncombe examines the role of the mobile phone in African agriculture.
In this presentation, Prof. Armando Barrientos emphasizes the importance of information systems, comprehensive and up-to-date, for the monitoring and evaluation of public policies. (Spanish only)
Where does the research agenda on New National Planning in the Global South go next? Admos Chimhowu talks through the most promising options.
Jordan should consider policies that empower women and truly transform lives. To do so, solutions need to go beyond practical needs and look at what is strategic, argues PhD researcher Lina Khraise
In order to halt the spread of right-wing populism in the medium term, social welfare programs must be strengthened in localised labour markets that have experienced significant declines in manufacturing employment says Seth Schindler.
If social justice is to avoid the habitual fate of once-critical ideas co-opted into warm and fuzzy development ‘buzzwords’, it needs to be theorised and approached in particular ways argues Chris Lyon.
Article in Nature citing Kunal Sen’s meta-analysis of research for development suggests that it is possible — and essential — to change how we assess applied and translational research.
Gindo Tampubolon is part of a new policy research unit for older people and frailty, a £5M five year programme on the health and wellbeing of older people. His contribution builds on his works on dementia across England and on cognitive function of older Americans. Read more about The University of Manchester’s new policy research units.
Alessandra Mezzadri was an invited speaker at the international conference 'Karl Marx – Life, Ideas, Influence: A Critical Examination on the Bicentenary', which was held in June 16-20, 2018, Patna (Bihar), India. Alessandra presented a paper titled 'Marx in the Sweatshop: Exploitation and Social Reproduction in a Global Garment Factory Called India'.
Mark Mcquinn gave one of the Keynote speeches at a conference arranged to highlight research on new directions for Sino-African collaboration in Abuja titled 'The Abuja Forum, A New Era for Sino-African Collaboration: Partnership for Development'. The research is led by Dr Michael Ehizuelen, Head of the Institute of African Studies and is also in collaboration with the Gusau Institute in Nigeria. Mark is a member of the research team based at the Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China.
Humanitarianism, a dictionary of concepts
Allen, Time; Macdonald, Anna; Radice, Henry
Tim Allen, Anna Macdonald and Henry Radice have recently published Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of Concepts (London: Routledge, 2018) a collection of 24 pithy and provocative essays engaging with a selection of established and emerging topics crucial to the understanding of contemporary humanitarianism. Most of the contributions are by current and former LSE staff within and beyond ID, including Mary Kaldor (‘War’), Lilie Chouliaraki (Post-humanitarianism’), Christine Chinkin (‘Violence against women and girls’), Alex de Waal (‘Famine’), Duncan Green (Advocacy’), Stuart Gordon (‘Terrorism’) and Dorothea Hilhorst (‘Arenas’).
Financializing Poverty: Labor and Risk in Indian Microfinance reveals
Stanford University Press (2018)
Assistant Professor of International Development, Dr Sohini Kar's, new book Financializing Poverty: Labor and Risk in Indian Microfinance reveals how microfinance institutions (MFIs) have restructured debt relationships in new ways: on the one hand, they have opened access to new streams of credit. On the other, as the network of finance increasingly incorporates the poor, the "inclusive" dimensions of microfinance are continuously met with rigid forms of credit risk management that reproduce the very inequality the loans are meant to alleviate.
Joe Hanlon on Mozambique's heroin trade
Joseph Hanlon's recent working paper entitled The Uberization of Mozambique’s heroin trade has been attracting attention from international media, including Bloomberg, The Daily Mail, Quartz Africa and the BBC. The paper explains how heroin enters Mozambique from Afghanistan and is then distribution by the informal sector using mobile phone applications. You can read the BBC's summary of the paper here.
Dr Swenson elected term membership with CFR
LSE Fellow, Dr Geoffrey Swenson, has been elected term membership with The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organisation, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Click here to find out more about CFR.
Professor Wade to attend FLACSO-ISA Joint International Conference in Quito
Professor Robert Wade will be attending the FLACSO-International Studies Association (ISA) conference on the 26th and 27th of July, where there will be a panel entitled: A tribute to the work of Robert H. Wade. Panellists will include: Ralf Leiteritz (Rosario University); Diana Tussie (FLACSO-CONICET); Alicia Puyana (Latin America Faculty of Social Sciences); Oscar Ugarteche (UNAM), and Professor Wade. The panel will aim to assess how the ideas of Governing the Market have travelled up to 2018. Click here to find out about the conference.
Comparative Peacebuilding in Asia
The Department of International Development at the London School of Economics hosted the final conference in the Peacebuilding Asia series. Previous locations include Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The London conference, held on the 25th of June 2018, sought to use the address the larger debates and frameworks on peacebuilding, to interact with the policy community, and to engage with comparative experiences from other regions, particularly Africa. Find out more about the conference series here.
HPG/LSE Senior Level Humanitarian Emergencies Workshop 2018
The annual HPG/LSE Senior Level Humanitarian Emergencies Workshop took place between the 18th and 22nd of June and welcomed seventeen delegates from around the world. The week-long intensive course provided 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. Speakers this year included: Professor Mary Kaldor (LSE), Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou (Graduate Institute), Tom Keatinge (RUSI) and Dr Sara Pantuliano (ODI). Find out more about the course here.
Professor Naila Kabeer becomes new President for IAFFE
In June, Professor Naila Kabeer took over as President of the International Association of Feminist Economists (IAFFE) at the 27th conference of IAFFE which was held at the State University of New York, New Paltz.
Update from HOD Professor Kenneth Shadlen...
Along with two colleagues at Canadian universities, and Stephanie Rickard from LSE’s Department of Government, Professor Shadlen won a 'knowledge synthesis grant' to examine UK-Canada trade relations in the context of Brexit and other changes to the international trading system. You can find out more about the research proposal here. Further to this, Professor Shadlen chaired a session on the Latin American Pharmaceutical Industry at Canning House and attended The Political Economy of Generic Drug Promotion and Regulation in Latin America at the annual meeting of the Latin American Political Economy Network (REPAL), in Bogota, Colombia. He also presented Patents, Trade, and Medicines: Past, Present, and Future at the Development Studies Association conference meeting in June.
DPU's Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) research project website launched
Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) are delighted to announce the launch of its new web platform ‘urban-know.com’. A place to share, collaborate, and shape pathways to urban equality online.
DPU's Dr Andrea Rigon awarded a UCL Education Award
Congratulations to Dr Andrea Rigon who has been awarded a UCL Education Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to education at UCL.
DPU staff launch ReMapRisk - a community-led mapping platform
DPU staff launch ReMapRisk - a community-led mapping platform applied in Freetown and Karonga developed to document risk accumulation cycles and to support grounded and informed action planning.
DPU staff begin GCRF-funded collaborative research project on sustainable and inclusive transport
Starting in September, The DPU's Prof. Caren Levy and Dr. Daniel Oviedo Hernandez (Dr Clemence Cavoli from CEGE) will be co-Is in a new 30-month GCRF-funded research project led by Prof. Peter Jones (CEGE).
Video outputs from MSc Environment & Sustainable Development student fieldwork published
Between September 2017 and May 2018, students of the practice module of the Master’s Degree Programme in Environment and Sustainable Development (ESD), led by Adriana Allen and Rita Lambert in collaboration with Julia Wesely, conducted action-research in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Refugees and the politics of urban space
Key themes: mapping the city of refuge, narratives of refugeness, the representation of the migration crisis, politics of counting, refugee housing policy and practice, homemaking in a limbo, urbanisation of refuge, paradigms of humanitarian discourse, ethics of hospitality, governmentality of migration.
The RELIEF Centre aims to speed up transitions to sustainable, prosperous societies in the context of mass displacement, to improve the quality of people's lives.
Spatial Inequality in Times of Urban Transition: Complex Land Markets
The main aim of this research is to understand how complex land markets influence spatial justice within the current urban transition in East Africa.
CASA - Ciudades Auto-Sostenibles Amazónicas
The research project develops a participatory process to co-produce sustainable spatialities and promote alternative livelihoods systems in the Amazonas.
Floods in Kerala - a wake-up call
Hans Nicolai Adam
Pakistan's elections flawed, but poor rural voters are taking control
Shandana Khan Mohmand
Opportunities for Participatory Approaches in Impact Investing Cycle
Peter O'Flynn, Grace Lyn Higdon
Congratulations to four NRI PhD students who have completed their research on development studies topics this year and
will be graduating this month:
Lora Forsythe (NRI staff member) - The impact of staple crop value chain participation on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Nigeria and Malawi: changes in poverty, gender relations and food security
Jane Robb - Understanding drivers of deforestation using socio-psychological behavioural theory and the capability approach (a case study of Guatemala)
Bertha Darteh - The scope of Learning Alliances as a mechanism for more innovative urban water management (a case study of Accra, Ghana)
Peter Beine Ahimbisibwe - Impact of cassava innovations on household productivity and welfare in Uganda.
Congratulations also to several of their NRI colleagues who are graduating following research on topics in agricultural and food science.
OU-led project awarded funding to improve access to cancer care in East Africa
The Open University has been awarded nearly £700,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to lead an East Africa-India-UK research collaboration to improve access to cancer care in East Africa. The collaboration will be led by Maureen Mackintosh, Professor of Economics at The Open University. Read more...
How can we empower women and girls worldwide?
Last month, The Open University held a workshop to discuss the challenges facing women and girls around the world, and also the hurdles faced by researchers wanting to address these challenges. This piece summarises the insights and ideas discussed, including the need for a gender agenda in poverty alleviation programmes and looking at the effective design of gender empowerment programmes. Read more...
New free course launched by The Open University and Africa Storybook on OpenLearn
Learn and experiment with new approaches to teaching and early reading in a structured and supported way, and earn an OU digital badge on completion. Read more...
OU research to collaborate with India on empowering methodologies
OU researchers have received a grant to define and develop the concept of ‘empowering methodologies’ in the postcolonial, globalised context of India. Emma Bell, Professor of Organisation Studies in the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law, has secured funding from the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) for the £50,000 Developing Empowering Methodologies in Business and Management Research project. Read more...
No news at present.
Effective States and Inclusive Development
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre is calling for abstracts for a workshop and special issue journal on Rethinking Social Justice and the Public Realm: What can Relational Approaches Offer?
Conference dates: 1-2 November 2018
London International Development Centre (LIDC)
Short Course- Evaluation for Development Programmes, 12th-16th November 2018
Registrations are now open for LIDC’s Short Course “Evaluation for Development Programmes”, which will be held from 12th to 16th November 2018. The programme will include sessions on quantitative and qualitative research as well as methods and impact evaluations. Sessions will be led by selected tutors from our member colleges (including London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, SOAS University of London and University College London) and partnering projects (including The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL)). This year Oxfam GB will also lead a session on "Impact Evaluations in the real world". To register for the course, please complete the application form here.
University of Bradford
Peace Studies and International Development at the University of Bradford is for people who want to change the world. Our students are surprisingly diverse but what unites them is their vision of a fairer, kinder society and a commitment to learning both intellectual and practical skills to take into their future professional lives. The Peace Studies values are simple: intellectual curiosity, dialogue, and a belief that violent conflict, hatred and destructive inequalities are not inevitable. We need the dreamers, the questioners, and the community builders more than ever. Come and join us!
OUR MASTERS DEGREES
MA in Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
MSc in Economics and Finance for Development
MA in International Development Management
MA in International Relations and Security Studies
MA in Peace, Conflict and Development
MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice
MSc Project Planning and Management
MSc Sustainable Development
If you are interesting in pursuing doctoral research in the area of peace studies and international development, please get in contact with us directly.
Research Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University
The MSc Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty is a transdisciplinary course addressing current issues related to food systems, management of natural resources, climate change, and building just and resilient societies. It is a unique approach to finding sustainable solutions where conventional approaches are failing, in that it goes beyond the issue of access to natural resources, food and water, and addresses their governance locally, nationally and at a global scale.
This course is designed for students from a wide range of disciplines that include physical and natural sciences, geography, social sciences and humanities, economics, and political sciences. It is designed and delivered at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) which is the largest centre in the world doing transdisciplinary research in these areas.
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
University of Chester
For more information on our undergraduate programme, please see our website.
Contribution Analysis for Impact Evaluation
7 to 11 January 2019
Gain the skills and knowledge to more effectively design impact evaluations using a contribution analysis framing.
Engaging Evidence and Policy for Social Change
15 to 17 January 2019
Gain the concepts, skills and competencies required to operate effectively at the interface between policy and evidence.
Using Participatory Action Research to Improve Development Practice
21 to 25 January 2019
Develop your knowledge and skills in a range of participatory action research (PAR) methods for social change.
Food is a cross-cutting development issue that concerns hunger, food insecurity, malnutrition, environment sustainability, power politics, social justice and cultural identity. It is about the global and the local and the hard trade-offs that the globalisation era has brought about.
This MA draws on wide-ranging expertise of faculty at both IDS and School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex (where you will be based). You will gain an advanced understanding of the complex relationship between food and development.
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.
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.
CABI & Stroma Cole - Book launch
Gender Equality in Tourism: Beyond Empowerment to Best Practise
by CABI & Equality in Tourism
September 13 2018
9 Brighton Terrace, London, SW9 8DJ
Register here to show your interest – attendance costs £12
IDS, University of Sussex
The HSR2018 team are delighted to announce that online registration for the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018), which will take place in Liverpool, UK from 8 to 12 October 2018, is now open.
Building effective public and civil society partnerships for teaching and research
Monday 10 September 2018 - Friday 14 September 2018
UK Aid Policy Specialist
Closing date: 17 September 2018
None at present
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.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
Given the absence of a single 'great' commodity frontier, a diverse range of actors situated at multiple scales are intensifying the use of cities and their hinterlands for the production/transgression of localized commodity frontiers. This paper demonstrates that although localized commodity frontiers may enable accumulation, they provoke social resistances that jeopardize their durability.
Demonstrates how community members and the local government in Harare, Zimbabwe, formalised a collaborative approach to settlement upgrading.
Addresses the questions of how the CSR practices of mining companies affect local and national political settlements, and, how political settlements help us understand the politics of CSR.
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
Elisabetta Aurino & Virginia Morrow (2018) “Food prices were high, and the dal became watery”. Mixed-method evidence on household food insecurity and children’s diets in India, World Development
Masooda Bano (2018) 'Religion and female empowerment: evidence from Pakistan and northern Nigeria', Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement.
Liza Benny, Jo Boyden & Mary Penny (2018) Early is best but it's not always too late: Evidence from the Young Lives study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, Summative Report. Oxford: Young Lives.
Gina Crivello, Jen Roest, Uma Vennam, Renu , & Frances Winter (2018) ‘Marital and Fertility Decision-making: The Lived Experiences of Adolescents and Young Married Couples in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India’, Research Report, Oxford: Young Lives.
Georgia Cole (2018) '“But if locals are poorer than you, how would you justify additional help?”: Rethinking the purpose of sensitive interview questions', Refugee Survey Quarterly.
Andrew Dawes & Colin Tredoux (2018) Predictors of mathematics and literacy skills at 15 years old in Ethiopia, Peru and Vietnam, Working Paper 179, Oxford: Young Lives.
Patricia Espinoza Revollo & Catherine Porter (2018) ‘Evolving Time Use of Children Growing up in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, 2006-2016’, Working Paper 180, Oxford: Young Lives.
Marta Favara, Grace Chang and Alan Sánchez (2018) No longer children: What do Young Lives children do when they grow up? Transitions to post-secondary education and the labour market, Research Report, Oxford: Young Lives.
Matthew Gibney (2018) 'The ethics of refugees', Philosophy Compass.
IDS, University of Sussex
Jobs for Ex-Militants in the Niger Delta – Why Isn’t the Private Sector Involved?
IDS Policy Briefing 155
Strengthening Small and Medium Enterprises to Address Youth Unemployment Crisis in Zimbabwe
IDS Policy Briefing 154
Realising the Potential of Agribusiness to Reduce Youth Unemployment in Ethiopia
IDS Policy Briefing 153
From Poverty to Prosperity: Explaining China’s Growth
IDS Working Paper 514
Fair Trade International Symposium & Practical Action Publishing
Please send a 300-400 word abstract of your planned contribution by 15 October, 2018. We will notify authors by 15 November, 2018. Full papers are due by 15 February, 2019 and should be 4-6,000 words.
All submissions will go through peer review. Selected papers will appear in the October 2019 edition of Food Chain.
For further information please contact the Special Issue Editors:
Dr Anne Tallontire:A.M.Tallontire(at)leeds.ac.uk
Dr Matthew Anderson: matthew.anderson(at)port.ac.uk
Free copies of book available to lecturers
Dr Denis Dragovic, senior honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne and a former aid worker has written a narrative non-fiction book that follows his return back to the places where he used to work to see what happened to the people and projects.
He is offering up to 20 complimentary copies to lecturers who may be interested in using it as a text.
Review by Prof. Damien Kingsbury, 'As a text, Dragovic’s book is
not based in theory or even focused on the ‘how to’. But its reflections are important for people entering the aid industry and may be useful as part of an introduction for students either
testing the aid and relief waters for the first time, or for those who have spent time in the field and may benefit from such reflections.' For more information email Dr Dragovic at denis.dragovic(at)unimelb.edu.au
Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment
Edited by Stroma Cole, University of the West of England, UK
July 2018 / Paperback / 112 Pages / 9781786394422
Does tourism empower women working in and producing tourism? The first of its kind, this book is a critical gendered analysis that questions the extent to which tourism brings women empowerment. It is an engaging and thought-provoking read for students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of tourism, gender studies, development and anthropology.
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.
Practical Action Publishing
Essential reading for all who are concerned about the future of our planet
Mauricio Torres, Sue Branford
‘The book brings together excellent journalism and inquisitive academic research and is a great contribution to understand the planetary repercussions of Amazonian dilemmas. It is an absorbing, page-turner narrative that injects a real sense of indignation and that is a genuine invitation to critical thinking.’
Antonio A R Ioris, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University
In the developing world’s rapidly growing cities, safe management of sanitation is of ever growing importance. We must improve the effectiveness of non-networked sewerage options for the many, to complement sewerage access for the few. To address this neglected but crucial part of the urban sanitation system, [this book] is a timely resource that provides practitioners with much-needed technical support to diagnose, plan and manage FSM services.
Darren Saywell, Director, Water Services, AECOM International Development, USA
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“Jack Barry has crafted an extremely important and timely work, one that sheds much-needed light on the multitude of ways ICTs can impact the lives of the poor." - Oksan Bayulgen, University of Connecticut, USA
"This timely and thoughtful contribution opens up a window to the study of the policies that aim to provide Internet access to the poor, both as an effective human rights approach and an appropriate governance approach." - Mahmood Monshipouri, San Francisco State University/UC-Berkeley, USA
"Jack Barry’s argument for Internet access as a human right offers a theoretically elegant and nuanced examination of how ICTs impact governance and the subsequent consequences for poverty alleviation." - Kristin Johnson, University of Rhode Island, USA
“The editors have assembled a broad array of diverse, high-quality contributions from an all-star cast of global scholars, where each chapter is clearly rooted in the distinctive features of the African context. […] This handbook should be required reading for scholars interested in understanding organizational change and executives who must manage the change in their organizations in Africa." - Bruce T. Lamont, Senior Associate Editor of the Africa Journal of Management, and Jim Moran Eminent Scholar of Business Administration, Florida State University, USA
“an excellent resource for libraries, students, practicing managers and scholars. The handbook is not only for management scholars pursuing research on organizational change in Africa, however. It is also a must read for change management scholars seeking to expand their understanding of how the macro context shapes the nature of change as well as responses to change." -- Stella M. Nkomo, University of Pretoria, South Africa and inaugural President, Africa Academy of Management
"The influences of religion in the history of the United States
are complex and messy. This book is unique in examining those influences in the context of America’s global health and development programs and priorities. For those of us working in the fields of public health and development, it reminds us of a history that we’ve largely forgotten but has lingering consequences; such a reminder equips us to better understand the ongoing influences of religion in our work today and helps
us plan and execute our efforts with heightened awareness and sensitivity." -- Sandra Thurman, Chief Strategy Officer in The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, USA
"This masterful work is a pathbreaking contribution to the growing scholarship on the role of religion in global health and development practices. This social history fills a major gap in our understanding by skillfully tracing the history of American Protestantism's involvement in this complex and contested set of issues. Anyone interested in the multivalent role of religion in global affairs has to read this book." -- Shaun Casey, Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University, USA
"Bringing together some leading scholars in the field, post-Cold War frontiers are pushed back and removed, allowing the authors to range widely across Eastern Europe and disciplinary boundaries. This important work does what it promises: reframe political space." — Richard Sakwa, University of Kent, UK
"This rich and remarkable book explores the bordering in Europe since the end of the Cold War: the dissolution and transcendence of borders and their recent resetting, their conceptualisation and their role in political language and rhetoric strategies. The book demonstrates that borders are power." — Professor Em. Bo Stråth, University of Helsinki, Finland.