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

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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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Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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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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NRI, University of Greenwich news & publications – December

Vegard Iversen will be an invited participant in the UN Dialogue on the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty, convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, December 17-18.

John Morton was a panellist on “Priorities for Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Development” during the Biennial Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Stakeholders Conference organised by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, December 1-2.

Bhattarai, K. K., Pant, L. P., & FitzGibbon, J. (2020). Contested governance of drinking water provisioning services in Nepal’s transboundary river basins. Ecosystem Services, 45, 101184.  

De Pinto, A., Seymour, G., Bryan, E., & Bhandari, P. (2020). Women’s empowerment and farmland allocations in Bangladesh: evidence of a possible pathway to crop diversification. Climatic Change, 1-19

Devkota, R., Pant, L. P., Gartaula, H. N., Patel, K., Gauchan, D., Hambly-Odame, H., … & Raizada, M. N. (2020). Responsible agricultural mechanization innovation for the sustainable development of Nepal’s hillside farming system. Sustainability, 12(1), 374.   

Eidt, C. M., Pant, L. P., & Hickey, G. M. (2020). Platform, participation, and power: how dominant and minority stakeholders shape agricultural innovation. Sustainability, 12(2), 461. 

Friedman, R., and multiple authors including Santika, T. (2020). Analyzing procedural equity in government-led community-based forest management. Ecology and Society, 25(3). 

Joshua, M. D. K., Ngongondo, C., Chipungu, F., Malidadi, C., Liwenga, E., Majule, A., Stathers, T., Kosgei, J.R. & Lamboll, R. (2020). Strengthening Horticultural Innovation Systems for Adaptation to Effects of Urbanisation and Climate Variability in Peri-Urban Areas. In Climate Variability and Change in Africa (pp. 137-156). Springer, Cham.

Khatun, K., Maguire-Rajpaul, V. A., Asante, E. A., & McDermott, C. L. (2020). From agroforestry to agroindustry: Smallholder access to benefits from oil palm in Ghana and the implications for sustainability certification. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4.    

Lalani, B., Ndegwa, M. and Bennett, B. (2020) Unpacking the ‘Business Model’ for Fortification Initiatives in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Stakeholder Identified Drivers of Success and Constraints to Progress. International  Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(23), 8862  

Maguire-Rajpaul, V. A., Khatun, K., & Hirons, M. A. (2020). Agricultural Information’s Impact on the Adaptive Capacity of Ghana’s Smallholder Cocoa Farmers. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4.

Sadik-Zada, E.R and Gatto, A. (2020). The puzzle of greenhouse gas footprints of oil abundance. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 100936.

Santika, T. et al. (2020). Interannual climate variation, land type and village livelihood effects on fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Global Environmental Change, 64, 102129.

Schreinemachers, P., Baliki, G., Shrestha, R. M., Bhattarai, D. R., Gautam, I. P., Ghimire, P. L., … & Brück, T. (2020). Nudging children toward healthier food choices: An experiment combining school and home gardens. Global Food Security, 26, 100454.

Soubly, K., & Khatun, K. (2020). The role of middle actors on land use policy: a case study in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 1-18.