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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CIDT news & events – February

EVENT: Join us for the CV4C webinar series: Achievements, reflections and food for thought
The Citizen Voice for Change (CV4C) project has come to a close and there is much to reflect on, much to share and much to celebrate. Join us for 5 webinars over 5 days from 22-26 February 2021.

CIDT supports DSA on the need to support a global distribution of the Covax vaccine
CIDT is among a group of academic and research members of the Development Studies Association (DSA) that is urging the government to do more for low-income countries regarding the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Illegal logging soars during Covid-19 pandemic in Congo Basin
A CIDT study has revealed that global climate goals and livelihoods of forest communities are at risk due to increased illegal logging in the forests of the Congo Basin. CIDT carried out a survey of frontline communities impacted by the pandemic in the Congo Basin as part of its CV4C project with the financial support of the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme.

IMPACT STORY: Supporting a revolution in results-based project management in the Caribbean
Over 18 months we delivered 2300 hours of training in 19 Caribbean countries, helping to create a step change in results-oriented project management in the region, embedding skills for sustainability and rooting our strong partnership ethos and values across the Caribbean.

New programme launched to help poor and vulnerable people cope better with crises
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is leading a new FCDO-funded programme which will inform policy and programming on how to help poor and vulnerable people cope better with crises including recurrent shocks, climate crises, humanitarian crises, protracted conflict and forced displacement. The new Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research programme is led by IDS together with the University of Sussex and the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) at the University of Wolverhampton.

Online workshop supports development of the Moldova Decent Work Country Programme
Philip Dearden supported an online workshop in Results Based Management (RBM) and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) as an integral part of the formulation of a new Decent Work Country Programme for Moldova. The workshop was sponsored by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and in attendance were 23 key representatives from the Government of Moldova, Trade Unions, Employers Organisations and the ILO.

Webinar series on COVID-19 and the Forest Sector – Experience from Forest Communities of COVID-19 Impacts
The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme hosted this webinar in which CIDT’s Aurelian Mbzibain presented survey findings and actions to support forest-based communities.