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

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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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North-South Research

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

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Latest news from Routledge

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve opened the doors to our anti-racism related research. Free access to a large collection of books and journal articles here

You can also browse Routledge’s collection of Development Studies titles here, and get your 20% DSA discount at checkout by entering code AF039.

Interested in publishing in this or other Routledge book series? Contact our Development Studies editor Helena Hurd at [email protected]   

The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies
Edited by S. A. Hamed Hosseini, James Goodman, Sara C. Motta, Barry K. Gills 

“The volume will take you on a mind-stretching voyage you do not want to miss. Highly recommended” — Adam David Morton, Professor in the Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney

“It’s full of original thinking and new takes on a changing, elastic, often scary world and how we try to understand it.” — Susan George, PhD, President of the Transnational Institute 

Drawing on the author’s five years of experience living, researching and working in Afghanistan, this book provides a unique insight into the lived realities of the international intervention in Afghanistan and highlights the diversity, relationships, and interdependence of various groups including both external actors and Afghan communities..

By Ian Goldman, Mine Pabari

“This book cannot be more opportune. Not only does it reinforce the importance of evidence for decision and policy making but it also addresses both the political and technical dimensions of evaluation and evidence use. The former is generally absent in the literature.”–Ada Ocampo, Senior Evaluation Specialist, UNICEF

“This is exactly the book we have been waiting for! It is an ideal text for the graduate programmes and executive courses that we teach.” — Alan Hirsch, University of Cape Town, South Africa

“This is a pathbreaking book containing the body of evidence for policy makers and evaluation practitioners on the usefulness of evidence-based policy making. I will recommend it any day!!”–Thabani Buthelezi, Chief Director: Monitoring and Evaluation, Department of Social Development, South Africa

By Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly, Jonathan Makuwira

“The authors were bold enough to question many deeply rooted perceptions about how multilateralism is related to neoliberalism. The book is a major contribution to our understanding of what an efficient multilateral international assistance should mean in the XXI century.” – Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council, and President, New Eurasia Foundation  

“This is an excellent book. It is thoroughly discussing current challenges to the multilateral aid system and its international financial institutions.” – Professor. Dr. Matthias Rompel, Honorary Professor at Giessen University and Director at the German International Cooperation Agency GIZ.