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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Latest news from Practical Action Publishing

We enjoyed launching our latest books at the DSA conference

If you missed it, you can still watch all our author videos on our blog.

We have a new website!

Our new website www.practicalactionpublishing.com is your new gateway to the latest development perspectives.

The new Practical Action website

We are proud to be part of the new Sanitation Learning Hub

Visit the website to find timely and actionable learning for the WASH sector, including our own Open Access books and articles – https://sanitationlearninghub.org/search/?post_types=resource. Together we can achieve sanitation for all.

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