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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Call for papers – UNU Wider Jobs and Development Conference

UNU-Wider’s 3rd Annual IZA/World Bank/NJD/UNU-WIDER Jobs and Development Conference ‘Better Jobs for Development’ will be held online on September 1-4, 2020.

The four-day conference will feature keynote speeches, a policy panel, and about 80 paper presentations. Except for the keynote speeches, each session will last around one hour and consist of six presentations, including time for questions and answers. Presentations are planned to be 10 minutes long flash-talks with three slides. There will be three or four sessions each day scheduled accordingly to the time zones of speakers.

An additional call for papers has now been issued, for papers that focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour market outcomes, occupational health and development.

Full papers or extended abstracts should be submitted by July 10, 2020 using our online application form. One submission per person is allowed. Notifications on contributed papers will be sent by July 31, 2020.

The submission of full papers is strongly encouraged. For accepted extended abstracts, full papers are due August 10, 2020.

For more information and to see the full call, please visit the website.