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

Shamel Azmeh, Chris Foster and Jaime Echavarri have launched a new website providing a resource tracking digital trade globally– with a focus on the justice and development aspects. 

Stephanie Barrientos appeared in a video for Business Fights Poverty in which she answers the question ‘How can companies ensure gender equality through value chains?’ 

On the 21stOctober (1-2pm BST) Tanja Bastia will be speaking with Eleonor Kofman on Decolonising gender and migration. You can register for the event here

Nicola Banks co-edited a new open access special issue in Development in Practice, which provides new sectoral perspectives on the scale, dynamics and influences on international NGOs.  

Johan Oldekop and Rose Pritchard, alongside colleagues in the US, India and the University of Sheffield have published an article in Nature ecology and evolution which assesses the importance of prioritizing local communities in global forest restoration

If you missed the online launch first time around, catch up with Uma Kothari, her co-editors and contributing authors as they discuss the release, and importance, of The Routledge Handbook of Place