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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BOND news, courses, jobs and funding opportunities – August

Learning and legacy from UKAC consortia: With the Learning from Consortia programme drawing to a close in July 2021, we share some reflections on the learnings and achievements gained over the past year. Read More.

New report highlights that experiences from the frontline are critical for the uptake of high-quality Nature-Based Solutions: The Bond report highlights that experiences from the frontline are critical for the uptake of high-quality Nature-Based Solutions; Emphasis must be placed on the use of high-quality nature-based solutions that uphold the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities and include strict safeguards and standards to avoid harm. Find out more.

Spotlight on Learning from Consortia
Working towards more effective consortia: A new report shares the findings of the Learning from Consortia programme’s health check process, identifying the areas that consortia were working well in, and where they needed support. It also draws out some overarching key findings, and explores how consortia used the results. Read more.

Community engagement in UK Aid Connect consortia: definitions and challenges: How is “community engagement” defined in consortia working and how have UK Aid Connect consortia continued to work with communities despite significant challenges? Read the report.

Training courses
Introduction to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning: This course introduces the principles and approaches of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) that underpin programme planning and implementation. This course takes place on 11-14 October. Book now.

Steps towards a new funding paradigm – webinar: Many NGOs are good at attracting project funding but don’t seem to have enough to make important investments into the organisation itself. This interactive webinar, hosted with MZN International, will discuss the mix between funding types and how it could be changed or managed and explore how this is leading to a new funding paradigm that enables organisations to be more financially sustainable and impactful. Book now.

Job vacancy
Media Adviser
Bond | Closing date: 16 August

Funding opportunities
The Randal Charitable Foundation
Worldwide | Closing date: Ongoing

The Foundation supports causes connected to health, mental health, addiction, poverty, education and social disadvantage, with a particular emphasis on those which demonstrate they are able to directly save lives.