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 & events- January



Impact in International Affairs
In this episode of Between the Lines, IDS’ Director of Communications and Impact, James Georgalakis, speaks with James Gow and Henry Redwood from Kings College London, who co-authored the book: Impact in International Affairs: The Quest for World-Leading Research.


Post-pandemic Transformations: How and Why Covid-19 Requires us to Rethink Development
Melissa Leach, Hayley MacGregor, Ian Scoones and Annie Wilkinson

To File or Not to File? Another Dimension of Non-Compliance: The Eswatini Taxpayer Survey
Fabrizio Santoro, Edward Groening, Winnie Mdluli and Mbongeni Shongwe



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