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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EADI News – January


Call for Book Proposals – Global Development Series
Our Global Development book series is currently inviting proposals for a new volume in any sub-field of Development Studies. The series reflects the multi-disciplinary character of EADI member institutes and the association at large and aims at broadening our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective. Read more

Behind the Scenes: The Strong Voice of Pacific Women in Climate Negotiations
Women from Pacific Island countries have long been strategic and decisive leaders in climate negotiations, yet their stories are relatively unknown. They influenced the making of the Paris Agreement as lead national technical negotiators, although “the UNFCCC is a space designed by men and dominant economies. It is a site where Pacific Island nations and particularly women had to use innovative negotiating strategies to build alliances and increase their voice and power.” Read the post

Reminder: Next Virtual Dialogue on 19 January

Modeling a Pandemic (COVID-19) Management Strategy for Urban Slums Using Social Geometry Framework, 19 January 2021, 11.00 CET

News from EADI Working Groups

Our Working Group on Social Protection has published a new social protection brief with several reading recommendations and the invitation to a virtual workshop on 29 January: “The Role of Social Protection in Cushioning the Effects of Pandemics: First empirical evidence (and  lessons) from COVID-19″. Read the brief

Highlight: Development Cooperation for the 2030 Agenda

The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (Open Access)
This book offers a sound and clear understanding of the narratives, norms, and institutions as far as development cooperation in the context of Agenda 2030 is concerned.The authors emphasize the role of collective action as a method to foster the attainment of global policy frameworks such as Agenda 2030 across national, regional, and global levels, and diverse policy areas. However, regardless of the mechanism set to attain the SDGs, they doubt that its attainment is still feasible due to the characteristics of power struggles and unresolved contestations surrounding this global development agenda. Read more

Much, much more to read and find at the EADI website.