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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Practical Action Publishing latest publications – June

A mine and a wealth of resources for professionals, students and adherents of rural water supply. Against a historical context, Prof Carter outlines the practical steps needed to improve rural water supply for rural people in low and middle income countries. He expounds this by bringing out the latest, proven and best practices available in rural water supply from the perspective of the poorest communities in rural areas.’

Javan Nkhosi, water engineer, consultant, and author, Zambia


 Read it Open Access here!


Young Feminisms

Caroline Sweetman, Imogen Davies

Against the backdrop of the #MeToo and #AidToo revelations, sexual abuse and harassment, and targeting and persecution by governments is a reality for many young activists campaigning on feminist issues. Young feminists are challenging international development policymakers and practitioners, national governments, and development donors of all kinds to recognise their right to shape development itself. This collection explores how young women’s movements, along with the support they need, can offer a model of political, intersectional work to guide and re-politicise international development.


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