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 from CIDT – March 2022


Mapping NGOs working on forest governance and wildlife protection in the Congo Basin
CIDT’s latest study identifies several internal and external challenges faced by local and international NGOs, including issues such as internal governance, leadership, gender issues, financial sustainability, the challenging relationship with governments and the controversial relationships with the private sector.  You can now download the full report.

CIDT facilitate inclusion of Asia Pacific national and local actors in global conversations on forest governance
More than 240 people from 38 countries attended the virtual Asia Pacific Forest Governance Forum, in collaboration with BirdLife International and funded by the European Union. You can now download the full event report, as well as view recordings form all sessions.

Reflecting on the use of logical frameworks and theories of change at the Midlands Evaluation Showcase
Philip Dearden was invited to present at the UK Midlands Regional Evaluation Network Showcase celebrating evaluations and evaluators across the Midlands. He shared reflections on the use of Logical Frameworks and Theories of Change in International Development work. Full recordings from the event are available online.