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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ID LSE News, Events & Publications – Summer 2021


On the Politics of Climate Change 
Kathy Hochstetler talks to Shamel Azmeh from the Conversations podcast (University of Manchester) about the politics of climate change, global environmental negotiations, the impact of the COVID-19 on climate change action, and her new book on energy transition in South Africa and Brazil. Listen to the episode here.

Ernestina Coast receives Changing Policy & Practice Award 2021
ID’s Professor Ernestina Coast has been recognised in the Medical Research Foundation’s Changing Policy and Practice Awards 2021. Professor Coast received an award for a project on enhancing access to contraceptive and abortion services in Ethiopia, Malawi and Zambia. With the award, Professor Coast will be able to launch a multi-country social media campaign using specially designed animations for adolescents created through a collaboration between IPAS, PositiveNegatives and LSE. These animations share research results of the MRC/FCDO-funded research project and provide tailored information on abortion-related care. The researchers will also design a virtual short course that targets healthcare workers and students, engaging NGO and Ministry of Health officials in its rollout.

LSE Blog

The G7 agreement on climate targets leaves gas and cyclones for Mozambique’s children. The G7 has indicated support for developing Africa’s second largest natural gas field, only days after the International Energy Agency discredited the proposal. In rejecting the agency, writes Joseph Hanlon, the G7 has sided with energy companies and Mozambique’s elite who will earn billions of dollars from the development. The price will be paid by Mozambicans who will suffer more intense cyclones and devastating droughts from raised global carbon emissions. Read the post in full.

Race in academia: roundtable talk with the CYHU team: second roundtable with the Can You Hear Us (CYHU) team.  In the second of the two-part series, Madiera, Monica, Kiana, and Ana join in a Jada-Pickett-Smith-inspired “Red Table” discussion about the future of development practice, academia, and their paths post-LSE. From the importance of action-oriented research to the significance of female leadership, the team gets personal about their own experiences, thoughts, and questions for the post-COVID-19 era…and how development should change for it. Listen to the podcast episode.