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

Johan Oldekop co-authored a paper in PNAS, with colleagues Karl Evans and Cecilie Dyngeland at the Grantham Centre for Sustainability at the University of Sheffield, which looked at Social Protection programs and the trade-offs they can have on disparate SDGs. You can read their blog post here

What will India’s role be in the Covid-19 vaccine race? Read Rory Horner’s latest piece in The Conversation. 

Seth Schindler, Nicholas Jepson and Wenxing Cui argue that China is becoming an increasingly appealing alternative to the US-led development paradigm for developing countries, particularly in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Tanja Müller explores the issue of ‘civilian mandates’ within UN peacekeeping Missions, using Darfur as an example in her recently published open access article in International Peacekeeping. 

The previous GDI webinar on Global Value Chains is now available to watch, with guest speakers including Raphael Kaplinsky and Dev Nathan, and Stephanie Barrientos and Rory Horner from the GDI. 

The latest GDI blog is available to read and summarises the latest research on development aid and irregular migration from Gabrielle Restelli and Paul Clist is available.