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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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: King’s College London – February 2022

News & Publications

NEW newsletter: You can now sign up for news, events and research from Department of International Development (DID) by subscribing to the King’s DID newsletter.

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DAWN policy transformations project: South Africa case study 
Busi Sibeko (Institute for Economic Justice) talks about the interlinkages between macroeconomic policy and social protection, in line with the DAWN’s Policy Transformations analytical framework (Llavaneras Blanco and Cuervo, 2021) in South Africa. As part of the Development in Action series
9 February 2022, 17:00-18:30 
More details and registration: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/dawn-policy-transformations-project-south-africa-case-study

Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (The New School) outlines the objectives and purpose of ‘global health security’, and how discussions about a Pandemic Treaty provide an opportunity and an imperative to rethink the paradigm of global health security that has shaped the current international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Interrogating Development series
16 February 2022, 17:00-18:30