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 OU

‘If you care about social justice and good change, this is for you’ 

Chair of the Open University’s new Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development Management, Martha Knight, explains why this new qualification launching on the Futurelearn platform, is so groundbreaking. Read more…

Prestigious award for IKD Visiting Professor 

Professor Smita Srinivas, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics and Development, has been named Clarence Ayres Scholar for 2021 by the Association for Evolutionary Economics. Read more…   

COVID-19 chronicles from the margins

A research project led by Professor Marie Gillespie into the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees during COVID-19 lockdown, finds that many have endured similar situations before. Read more…

Webinar: Researching with mobile populations in time of lockdown

This first webinar in the series International Development Research and COVID-19, chaired by IDII Director Professor Giles Mohan on 1 July, is now available to view. Watch…

Patients not passports, public marketplaces in Europe and India’s COVID employment and migration crisis

Browse the latest blogs in the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies COVID-19 series. Read more…