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 the Global Development Institute

A new article appearing in the journal World Development has been written by a large coalition of authors from across the Institute. The article outlines what Covid-19 means for ‘international’ development and proposes now is the time for a new ‘global’ development paradigm.

Uma Kothari has co-edited a new book, The Routledge Handbook of Place.

A recent article outlining a new dataset on property rights has been published in the European Journal of Political Economy by Osman Ouattara and S. Standaert.

special podcast is available now with the co-editors of The Handbook of Migration and DevelopmentTanja Bastia and Ron Skeldon introducing the key themes within their book and interviewing a range of contributing authors.

Bina Agarwal was involved in a high-level dialogue on the future of development in a post Covid-19 world. The panel, hosted by the UNDP and UNEP is available to watch on Youtube.

The next edition of the GDI Webinar series is due to take place on Wednesday 22nd July at 1pm. The lecture will look into Covid-19’s impact on Global Value Chains and what the future may hold. Speakers include Rory Horner, Stephanie Barrientos, Raphael Kaplinsky and Dev Nathan. Register here to attend.