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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The Sanjaya Lall Prize for 2019 and 2020

The Board of Oxford Development Studies awards a £500 prize to honour the memory of the late Professor Sanjaya Lall. It is awarded annually for the best article published in each volume of the journal.

In respect of Volume 47, the prize has been awarded to Miranda Worthen, Angela Veale, Susan McKay & Michael Wessells for ‘The transformative and emancipatory potential of participatory evaluation: Reflections from a participatory action research study with war-affected young mothers’.

In respect of Volume 48, the prize has been awarded to Luisa Enria for ‘Unsettled Authority and Humanitarian Practice: Reflections on Local Legitimacy from Sierra Leone’s Borderlands’.

The Sanjaya Lall Student Prize for 2019–2020

The Board of Oxford Development Studies awards a £1000 prize every two years for the best article by a student or students published in the journal. In respect of Volumes 47 and 48, the prize has been awarded to Jessica van Jaarsveld for ‘Nussbaum’s capability approach and African environmental ethics: is the African voice heard’.