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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CIDT news – November

This impact story gives a full overview of our Project Cycle Management training programme delivered for the Caribbean Development Bank. This programme has helped to create a step change in results-oriented project management in the region, embedding skills for sustainability and rooting our strong partnership ethos and values across the Caribbean.

This recent blog piece published by Habiba M. Mohamed, a Research Assistant at CIDT, on the Global Partners Governance’s blog (October 2020). The blog piece, entitled “Egyptian Parliament and the Covid-19 pandemic: an active parliament regardless of the crisis”, tackles the impact of the global pandemic on the Egyptian public authorities, especially the Egyptian parliament.

This blog post focuses on lessons learned from 18 months of training with the Caribbean Development Bank. CIDT’s Ella Haruna and Daniela Baur look back on this successful programme and share reflections on some factors behind the success of the Project Cycle Management (PCM) Training Programme.

Webinar on the Experience from Forest Communities of Covid-19 Impacts

CIDT’s Dr Aurelian Mbzibain presents at this webinar run by the FAO-EU FLEGT programme. The webinar takes place on 28th October 2020 and discusses project findings, the roles of community forestry during periods of disaster, and COVID-19 recovery. Click here to register or check our website and social media for updates.