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, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Governance

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People

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About

The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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DSA2021

Our conference this year is themed "Unsettling Development"

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Past 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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Publications

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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ISS News – November

How disasters affect conflict and conflicts affect disaster responses
30% of disasters related to natural hazards occur in countries affected by conflict. Practitioners and policy makers therefore need to understand the linkages between disaster and conflict and tailor their responses accordingly. 

This is the conclusion of the 5-year research project ‘When Disaster Meets Conflict, led by Professor Thea Hilhorst at the International Institute of Social Studies: https://youtu.be/G0xgfuhJuB8