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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EADI News & Events – November


Supply Chain Act as a First Step – The 2030 turn in German Development Policy – An Opportunity to Fundamentally Challenge Global Inequalities?
In their latest opinion piece, Tanja Verena Matheis and Adrian Schlegel ask whether the new German development policy is “anywhere near allowing to address persistent socio-economic inequalities that the system of development cooperation claims to alleviate?”, and conclude: “In the context of an international cooperation that aims at addressing systemic inequalities, a “Supply Chain Act” can be a first step in holding businesses accountable in their countries of origin, where jurisprudence and civil society can work together to prosecute violations and misconduct. Eventually such shifts within policies must go hand in hand with a larger transformation of cooperation as such: unlearning colonial mindsets and deconstructing the northern hegemony within institutional structures in order to collectively build more equitable, reciprocal ties in international cooperation” Read the post.

Upcoming EADI Virtual Dialogues

Communities’ Responses in Peru, 3 November, 15.00 CET
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“Inclusive Development” with Professor Joyeeta Gupta, 11 November, 14.00 CET
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Latest Virtual Dialogues to watch online

Lockdown challenges for land reform beneficiaries: South Africa
Watch Nkanyiso Gumede from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape discuss how support and relief aimed to mitigate the impact of Covid 19 for farmers and land reform beneficiaries must be relevant and based on a thorough consultation with those it targets. Watch the video

Domestic Workers’ Activism during the Pandemic Crisis in Latin America
Listen to Louisa Acciari from the UCL Centre for Gender and Disaster show that domestic workers’ unions have undertaken remarkable actions to support their members, and can be considered a leading example of resilience and human solidarity in times of crisis. Watch the video

Latest Open Access Articles in the EJDR

  • Destinations Matter: Social Policy and Migrant Workers in the Times of Covid Read
  • Modeling a Pandemic (COVID-19) Management Strategy for Urban Slums Using Social Geometry Framework Read
  • Needs and Satisfiers: A Tool for Dealing with Perspectivity in Policy Analysis
  • The Interaction of Private and Public Governance: The Case of Sustainability Standards for Palm Oil Read
  • Work and Rural Livelihoods: The Micro Dynamics of Africa’s ‘Youth Employment Crisis’ Read

Much, much more to read and find at the EADI website.