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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The Open University News – January

SAGE prize for IDII-authored paper 
A research paper co-authored by IDII Director Professor Giles Mohan has won the 2020 publishers’ award for innovation and excellence in Sociology.

Voluntary male medical circumcision: ‘It’s never just a snip’
Dr Mark Lamont explores the contexts of male circumcision as part of a drive to reduce HIV infections in Kenya.

£2.2 million funding secured for Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa 
The multi-disciplinary, collaborative project is led by Professor Parvati Raghuram and operates across Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the UK. 

Now is not the right time to switch from aid to defence 
Hours after the announcement that Government has reneged on its pledge not to cut the international aid budget, economist Alan Shipman rolled out the figures to argue this step could be bad for both the UK’s security, and for its economy

Is reducing aid in the national interest?
Only if you prefer short-term priorities over a long-term outlook, concludes Lizzie Babister, a researcher with 20 years’ experience working in emergency relief and development. 

The demand of justice in the diffusion of COVID-19 vaccines 
In this much-shared article by Innogen director Professor Theo Papaioannou he outlines how we can overcome ‘vaccine nationalism’ with systems to ensure low-income countries get their fair share. 

Open University’s new Race and Ethnicity Hub ‘will showcase academic research and high-quality teaching’
The resource hub on the OpenLearn platform will provide an important source of knowledge on race, racism and ethnicity for the university as well as the general public. 

Cutting-edge technology works with local communities to get on top of malaria
An excellent short video report by Turkish broadcaster TRT World on the ingenious project led by Dr Andrea Berardi which is using drones to target mosquito breeding grounds in Tanzania.