Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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The Global Platform – COVID-19 and older adults in low and middle-income countries

Low and middle-income countries (LMICS) contain 69% of the global population aged 60+. This age group accounts for the largest share of deaths associated with COVID-19. Rates of infection and case fatality are likely to be higher in LMICs than in high-income countries. It is therefore likely that older people in LMICs will make up the majority of global deaths from COVID-19. The longer-term impacts on older people are yet unknown, but we can expect many who survive will experience lasting effects on their health and wellbeing.

The Global Platform is a loose network of academics, NGOs and others with specific interests in these issues. It aims to support the sharing of knowledge and experience between academics, practitioners and organisations based in different settings and different countries.

​Among other things, the group runs weekly webinars and posts daily blogs from around the world. You are invited to explore the site and share with your contacts: https://www.corona-older.com/

If you would like to be part of the network, please contact [email protected] to be on the mailing list. You can also subscribe to weekly newsletters on the website.

If you have an idea for a weekly webinar that you would like to host, please click here.

If you would like to contribute a blog, please email it to [email protected]. Please ensure your blog is 1000 words max and relevant to the site. Please include your contact details and affiliation. All blogs will be reviewed and any edits will be shared with the authors for their approval before publishing. 

If you want to email comments about existing blogs, please send them to [email protected] with your full name and affiliation. These will be compiled and published on the site.