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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IDS News, publications & training – December

Covid-19 requires a radical rethink of development and use of evidence
Melissa Leach, Hayley McGregor and Annie Wilkinson

The politics of uncertainty
In this episode of Between the Lines, Sobia Ahmad Kaker, Andy Stirling and Ian Scoones look at these issues and discuss their book: The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformations

Violence and Discrimination against Women of Religious Minority Backgrounds in Pakistan
Mariz Tadros, Jaffer A. Mirza, Sadiqa Sultan, Maryam Kanwer, Seema Rana Maheshwary M.K. and Naumana Suleman
CREID Special Collection

Modern Slavery Prevention and Responses in Myanmar: An Evidence Map
Raudah M. Yunus, Pauline Oosterhoff, Charity Jensen, Nicola Pocock and Francis Somerwell
CLARISSA Emerging Evidence Report 4

RCCE Strategies to Overcome Covid-19 Response Fatigue in the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa
Emilie Yonally, Olivia Tulloch, Nadia Butler and Amaya Gillespie
Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP)

Shaping Policy with Evidence
15 February to 18 March 2021

Social Protection: A Primer
Available until 28 February 2021

Pastoralism and uncertainty
Available until 24 June 2021