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 Open University

‘First class research and an authentic connection with the Global South’
We hear from Simone Arthur, Senior Research Manager for the International Development and Inclusive Innovation Strategic Research Area (SRA-IDII), about how SRA-IDII can build on its success in bringing more than £9.3m in research grants to the university so far. 

Happy birthday SRA-IDII
Thirty International Development and Inclusive Innovation academics take in part in a short, dynamic, YouTube video celebrating five years since the foundation of the SRA-IDII. 

New research to tackle malaria
Dr Andrea Berardi is Principal Investigator on a cutting-edge project using space technology to target mosquito breeding grounds.  

How to find your way: ships, sea and the stars
In this webinar from Royal Museums Greenwich, Marie Gillespie joins museum’s curators to discuss how fleeing refugees are using remarkable navigational tools to find safety. 

New series showcases voices of African women entrepreneurs
Michael Ngoasong from The Open University Business School is leading this series hosted on the openDemocracy website.