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 – February


Registration now OPEN for EADI conference: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice, 5-8 July 2021
You can now register for the long-awaited EADI/ISS General Conference #Solidarity 2021! We encourage participants to register as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the early bird fees available until 18 April. We also offer fee waivers for selected authors from low- and middle-income countries whose abstracts/ papers are accepted for presentation at the conference. The conference will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies. We look forward to an exciting and inspiring gathering of development researchers and practitioners from all over the world! Register here 

From our Blog: Teaching in a Fast-Changing Environment
Debates on the validity of ‘development’ as a project, and about its very meaning as a concept are now central to the discipline, together with calls for decolonising curricula and improving awareness of practitioners’ positionality. At the same time, many degrees in inter- and transdisciplinary subjects are now extremely popular with students, such as environmental or sustainability studies, and bear direct relation to topics and methodological approaches dear to the development community. On top comes the challenge of online-teaching in times of  Covid. Our latest blog post reflects on the outcomes of our recent workshop for coordinators of Development Studies programmes. Read the post

New Project: 15 Early Stage Researchers Positions!
EADI is proud partner in the new European Joint Doctorate (EJD) ADAPTED project Eradicating Poverty – Pathways Towards Achieving the SDGs. The project’s overall goal is to deliver high-level training with intersectoral relevance in validating pathways towards poverty eradication, analysing interactions between poverty reduction and other policy areas and optimising the impact of poverty reduction policies. It is run by a consortium of European Universities, important internationally active European development organisations and think tanks and six African partner universities. EADI’s role is to provide early-stage researchers with advice and training on the dissemination of research output and acts as a global dissemination platform for these researchers. Read more and view the open positions

EADI Events

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