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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News from CIDT at the University of Wolverhampton

Adapting to keep longitudinal study on track through Covid-19 measures in Zimbabwe
Since 2017 CIDT has been undertaking a longitudinal study into survival and drop-out of school in Zimbabwe. The baseline and midline and additional monitoring visits have been completed and the endline data collection was scheduled to take place during term two, May-June 2020.

Supporting social protection programmes to adapt to the changing COVID-19 context in East Africa
Rachel Slater, CIDT’s in-house social protection expert, is leading a team to enhance evidence-based decision making, learning and accountability in World Food Programme (WFP) social protection work in the context of COVID-19 and other factors.

COVID response reaches indigenous forest peoples and vulnerable groups in Cameroon
The Field Legality Advisory Group (FLAG), Centre for Environmental Education (CED) and members of the Cameroon Community Media Network launched an extensive community and media campaign against the COVID 19 pandemic in the South, East, Centre, North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.

CIDT and Forus undertake study of Civil society in Africa
In an attempt to enrich engagement with their members, the global civil society alliance Forus and CIDT have conducted a pilot study of civil society in Africa (with the potential to replicate the study in other continents) in the context of its ongoing work to develop a new strategy for 2021-2025.

Could COVID-19 have severe effects for Civil Society?
CIDT has worked with civil society organisations for over 40 years, most recently in the context of a large EU and DFID funded four year programme in the Congo Basin. This project Citizen Voices for Change supports non-governmental organisations in Cameroon, Gabon, Central Africa Republic, Congo Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo to strengthen their capacity in independent forest monitoring and more recently the Illegal Wildlife Trade.