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 – November


Rose Pritchard co-wrote an article on the climate crises and what trees can do for us for The Conversation

Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen have a new open access article examining the political economy of the resource curse, from a development perspective

The first working paper from the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) was published last month, laying out the research framework and how they plan to provide new insights into urban development in Africa. Follow ACRC on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates. 

FutureDAMS have released a video entitled “A tale of three dams: Sustainable hydropower finance” looking at the different options for financing sustainable hydropower projects in low-income countries.