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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Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) News Pubs & Events – November


The gender impacts of Covid-19 – An analysis of public-private partnerships in developing countries: María Belén Villegas shares her thoughts on our webinar on gender inequality and describes how Covid-19 is impacting gender equality in developing countries.

Development funds in Sub-Saharan Africa are being cut and reallocated—but locals’ needs must come first: Jessica Omukuti and Matt Barlow discuss how NGOs need to draw on local expertise before making cuts and changing programmes

Celebrating Black voices and celebrating Black history: IGDC staff share some reading and art that has had an impact on their research and teaching.


Fuelling the tuberculosis epidemic: The role of tobacco control in ending the TB emergency by Helen Elsey, with Kamran Siddiqi in the Indian Journal of Tuberculosis 

The impact of COVID-19 on smoking patterns in Pakistan: findings from a longitudinal survey of smokers in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, by Faraz Siddiqui, with Kamran Siddiqi, Mona Kanaan, Masuma Pervin Mishu and Mariam Ahmad Khokharin


Reflections on public health system responses during Covid-19 in low-and middle-income countries
Papiya Mazumdar, Achin Chakraborty, Weeam Hammoudeh and Daniel Maceira.
4 November, 1pm – 2.30pm

Migrants and refugees facing Covid-19: UK and global concerns
Sara De Jong, Emily Arnold-Fernandez, Niamh Ni Bhriain, John Grayson, Adriana Marcela Velasquez Morales and Pia Riggirozzi.
11 November, 4pm – 5.30pm