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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UNU-WIDER Webinar – fair work in the gig economy after COVID-19

UNU-WIDER invites you to the next event in their online webinar series on development and COVID-19 on 29 September at 16:00 (UCT+3)

Funda Ustek-Spilda on fair work in the gig economy after COVID-19

In this seminar, Funda Ustek-Spilda will introduce the Fairwork Foundation, an action-research project at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Fairwork conducts action research into the working conditions in the platform economy, in order to develop ‘fairness ratings’ for digital labour platforms like Uber and Deliveroo. These ratings are then used as a lever to improve pay and conditions for platform workers across the world.

Ustek-Spilda will also the discuss the findings of Foundation’s Covid-19 research, for which they have reviewed nearly 200 platforms in 40+ countries, majority of which are located in the Global South.

This will be followed by Arturo Arriagada’s talk on the platform economy in Chile, and the impact of Covid-19 on the workers in Latin America.

Join the webinar to find out more about the research results and strategies for improving platform work: Register here

For further details contact [email protected]