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 – October


Congratulations to Matthew Tyce who won the 2020 Dudley Sears Prize for Best Article in the Journal of Development Studies. Read his paper on the role of politics in Kenya’s horticultural sector.

Rory Horner produced a piece for The Conversation on Covax and ‘vaccine nationalism’.


The GDI Lecture Series is up and running with events every Wednesday in October and November. For more info on speakers and topics and to register, visit the GDI Event pages. These events are online and free. 


The Global Development Institute are look for Senior Tutors based at Manchester University. Roles include: Management, Governance & Development, Development, Economics & Public Policy and Human and Digital Development. Application deadline is 18 October. More details available online.