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 – December

Tanja Bastia is hosting a webinar and workshop on ageing in the context of global migrations on 3rd and 4th December. Places for the events are limited, but you can still register for the webinar (3rd Dec at 2pm GMT) and workshop (4th December 12noon). 

Johan Oldekop and colleagues’ global analysis of the social and environmental outcomes of community forest management is now out in Nature Sustainability. 

Oliver Bakewell is the GDI’s lead on a new project researching EU migration management in Africa and the Middle East. Read about the project here

Shamel Azmeh wrote a piece in The Conversation about increasing aid to fight Covid-19 and why developing nations face tougher choices

Join the next #GDIWebinar on Wed 2nd Dec at 4.30pm GMT as we welcome Prof Martin Ravallion who will be discussing his latest research and how we can help reach the world’s poorest – the last 3%. Register for the event here.