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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GDI News – November

David Hulme and Rory Horner contributed to the DSAI’s open access book Covid-19 in the Global South. Download your free copy here

David Hulme’s book Should Rich Nations Help the Poor, has been translated into Mandarin and was launched in China on 28th October 2020. 

Diana Mitlin and Jaideep Gupte released an open access paper “Covid-19: what is not being addressed” in the journal Environment and Urbanization. 

Dale Whittington and colleagues authored an open access paper in Nature Communications highlighting the importance of drought planning and conducting a risk analysis on filling in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and its potential impact on Egypt

The latest working paper from the Centre for Digital Development (CDD), The Urban Data Justice Case Study Collectionpresents ten cases studies – covering Latin America, Africa and Asia – analysing from a data justice/rights perspective the growing availability and use of data in urban areas in the Global South. It also outlines a futures research agenda on the subject.  

Dr Nikhila Menon is running a talk to discuss her new book Mobility as Capability: Women in the Indian Informal Economy. She will be joined by Prof. Stephanie Barrientos as discussant. If you wish to attend the online event, please email [email protected]

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