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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Latest News: Practical Action Publishing – January 2022


Practical Action Publishing Survey

Sustainable change is more than numbers and short term gain. It is real life impact and circumstances changed for the better. How have the PA books/articles inspired you to contribute to positive change? Please take this short survey


Practical Action Publishing is seeking a Publishing Content Commissioning Coordinator.

  • Location: Rugby, Warwickshire, but agile working is possible
  • Salary: £27,366 – £30,864 per annum, pro-rata if applicable
  • Is the role permanent? Yes
  • Is the role full-time? Yes, or flexible working hours

Apply via link, or contact [email protected] about the post

Closing date: 20th January 2022. Interview dates: January – February 2022 and Start date: March 2022.

Publications: Coming Soon!

Crossed off the Map: Travels in Bolivia

Shafik Meghji

Crossed off the Map: Travels in Bolivia

‘Shafik Meghji is a natural travel writer with a ready mastery of history, anecdote and atmosphere, and Crossed off the Map is the best sort of travel book – an informed and informative portrait of Bolivia that doubles as a vicarious journey for readers on an epic scale, through high mountains, across the altiplano and into deep tropical forests.’ Tim Hannigan, author of The Travel Writing Tribe

Practical Action Publishing are so excited to be publishing award-winning author. Shafik Meghji ‘s new book in March – check our website in early February to pre-order your copy!


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