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

Find out about our constitution and how we are run

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People

Meet our Council members and other stuff who support the running of DSA

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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

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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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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GCRF: Drugs & (dis)order project at SOAS

Drugs & (dis)order flagship publication: Voices from the borderlands 2020: illicit economies, development and peacebuilding,giving light to some of the voices of people involved in illicit drug economies in seven borderland communities of Afghanistan, Colombia, and Myanmar. These testimonies offer valuable insights into how illicit drugs – and drug policies – impact the dynamics of violence and peace, poverty and development, and insecurity and resilience.

World Bank Fragility Forum 2020 virtual series event: Pathways out of conflicts in borderlands. Guest experts discuss research on dilemmas and trade-offs in transforming war economies into peacetime economies, and the implications for pathways out of conflict in the borderlands. 

Data management for complex research projects: Drugs & (dis)order’s data management specialist Veerle Van den Eynden has published a series of practical guidance, webinars and learning on data management exchange for multi-country, multi-partner research projects.