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 – June


Read Tanja R Müller’s blog about Covid-19 and the failure of global solidarity.

In her new article for World Politics Review, Tanja Müller (GDI) explores Eritrean foreign policies in the Horn of Africa.

The latest blog is from David Satterthwaite and it explores the lack of data on residents within Africa’s largest cities. 

Read about Tom Gillespie’s work on land use and deals in Manchester which appeared in The Tribune and was reported in The Manchester Evening News 

Shamel Azmeh appeared in The Conversation, with an article entitled ‘Navigating a new digital era means changing the world economic order’. 

Using Zoom could help older people avoid dementia: Gindo Tampubolon’s research on dementia was featured in The Guardian.