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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GDI News – May


Visit the new African Cities website, with an initial analysis looking at the largest African cities and how they have changed since 1800. A monthly e-newsletter will summarise the latest news, insights and publications and you can also find the initiative on Twitter

In a recent blog for the University of Manchester, Prof. David Hulme wrote about The UK and the UN SDGs: Make or Break Time.

Prof Bina Agarwal had her book ‘Gender Inequalities in Developing Economies’ launched in Italy last month and you can watch a special interview with her here

Dr Rory Horner published new research on global value chains, import orientation and the state, with a focus on the South Africa pharmaceutical industry.