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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DSA Ireland News – February

Global Reset: inequality and a new social contract
Watch the sessions from the half day conference organised by ODI and IrishAid.

Oxfam launch report: The Inequality Virus
In advance of Davos, Oxfam release their annual inequality report, The Inequality Virus, which shows how for the first time in recorded history, the coronavirus pandemic is leading to rising inequality in almost every country at once.

Power in the Pandemic Podcast Series
Oxfam and sister project Power Shift bring voices ‘we don’t usually hear from’ to the fore in this Podcast Series that explores solutions and leadership emerging from the crisis.

Kapuscinski Development Lectures: COVID-19 and the Urgency of the African Energy Transition
10 February 2021, 17:00 pm – 18:00 pm
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EADI Distinguished Lecture: Agrarian Challenges in India with Madhura Swaminathan
18 February 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Register now!

Call for DSAI Postgraduate Network Study Group Leader
DSAI invites applications for the role of Postgraduate Student Network study group convenor and to join the DSAI Steering Committee. The postgraduate student representative is the link between DSAI, the postgraduate community, development researchers and NGOs across DSAI.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon Friday 26 February 2021.
View all the details on the DSA Ireland website.