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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WIDER webinar series – Between a rock and a hard place: poverty and COVID-19 in developing countries

The strict containment practices demanded by the Covid-19 pandemic are difficult to achieve in low-income countries, as large parts of the population are forced to continue income-generating activities to escape extreme poverty or hunger.

This work uses regional mobility to work and poverty rates across 241 regions of 9 countries from Latin America and Africa to assess the trade-off between poverty and a higher risk of catching COVID-19.

The speaker will be Olivier Bargain, Professor of Economics at the University of Bordeaux and member of the ‘Institut Universitaire de France’.

The discussant for this webinar will be UNU-WIDER Research Associate Amina Ebrahim. She will share insights on South African experience with poverty and COVID-19.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 7th July at 16:00. Please visit the UNU-WIDER website for more information on how to register.

The WIDER Webinar Series provides a platform to discuss COVID-19 and its effect on development and impact on the Global South. The webinars feature speakers renowned for their work on development issues, presenting new research on the implications they foresee of COVID-19.