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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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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

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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 from CIDT – February 2022


CIDT facilitates regional dialogue on Caribbean community engagement
A team from CIDT facilitated a half day, virtual Symposium on Community Engagement for the Caribbean Development Bank. The Symposium took place on 1st December and was held to mark the publication of the newly revised ‘Community Engagement Guidance Note’, which has been developed with inputs from practitioners across the Caribbean and editorial support from CIDT.

Staff of the Programming and Evaluation Support Unit of the Conflict Prevention Centre (PESU-CPC), in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) spent several days engaging with this question. PESU deliver regular project management training across the organisation and assure the quality of project design, so there was plenty of experience and lessons to share.

A report “Defining and assessing the effectiveness of civil society networks working on forest governance issues in Africa and Asia” has been published based on the results of a 2021 study. The report highlights the multi-faceted nature of “effectiveness” and limited agreement amongst NGO leaders, international NGOs, donors and governments on what network effectiveness means.