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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New short course from LIDC – Evaluation: from innovation to impact

Impact evaluation is now recognised as a critical part of development projects and programmes. But there is a pressing need for current and future development professionals to develop skills that will allow them to understand, commission and use evaluation studies.

In response, LIDC is offering a short course entitled ‘Evaluation: from Innovation to Impact’ from November 2-13, 2020. The course provides participants with a comprehensive grounding in impact evaluation methods and approaches. Students will also develop their own evaluation protocol and apply their learning to a contemporary development problem.

This course will take place online via Collaborate Ultra. Taking the course online means that fees are lower, and also offers those outside London the chance to participate.

For more information on fees, structure and registration, please visit the LIDC website.