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 ODID

DFID funds new STEG research programme

Professor Douglas Gollin is research director for a new £12 million DFID-funded programme, Structural Transformation and Economic Growth (STEG), which aims to support research that provides a deeper understanding of the fundamental economic processes of structural change and productivity growth in low- and middle-income countries. Read more.

New Director for Young Lives

We are delighted to announce that Andy McKay has been appointed as the new Director of Young Lives, the longitudinal study of childhood poverty that has been based at ODID for over 15 years. Professor McKay joins us from the University of Sussex. Read more.

Oxford Development Talks

Videos from our recent series, Oxford Development Talks, which feature our core academics and showcase the best of Oxford thinking on development, are now available to view on our Youtube channel.

Forced Migration Review
The latest issue of Forced Migration Review is now available. It includes two main feature themes, one on Climate crisis and local communities and one on Trafficking and smuggling, plus a short collection of articles presenting early reflections on COVID-19 in the context of displacement. Read it here

New publications

Fu, Xiaolan (with Xiaoqing (Maggie) Fu, Qun Bao, Hongjun Xie) (2020) ‘Diffusion of Industrial Robots and Inclusive Growth: Labour Market Evidence from Cross-Country Data’Journal of Business Research

Scott-Smith, Tom (with Mark E Breeze) (eds) (2020) Structures of Protection? Rethinking Refugee Shelter, Berghahn BooksSud, Nikita (2020) ‘Making the political, and doing politics: unfixed land in an Amoebal Zone in India’Journal of Peasant Studies