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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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We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Bristol Poverty Institute Joins the DSA

The British Poverty Institute (BPI) at the University of Bristol becomes a DSA Institutional Member.

The Bristol Poverty Institute, one of seven Specialist Research Institutes established by the University of Bristol, is dedicated to multi-disciplinary research on the causes, effects and measurement of poverty around the world to inform effective policy and practice. It is at the cutting edge of research and teaching on the multidimensional nature of poverty and inequalities, in partnership with leading experts from around the world. Working in partnership with NGOs, CSOs, governments and private sector bodies, it focuses on SDG1: To reduce poverty in all its forms everywhere.

The DSA’s newest Institutional Member joins a network of leading development studies institutions from across the UK, strengthening and enriching the broader DSA community.

With this latest addition to the DSA community,  expect to see BPI’s news featured regularly across the DSA news channels (website, social media and newsletter). We look forward to BPI’s active participation in DSA on multiple fronts, including our study groups, webinars, annual conference, Heads of Centres meetings and various initiatives to strengthen the development studies sector in the UK and beyond.

Of particular interest to existing DSA members, is, BPI’s blog, which shares news, views, opinions and updates from across the BPI.  We also encourage our readers to take a look the range of free resources available for Educators, Students NGOs, Policy Makers, Journalists and those working in the field of Poverty and Social Justice on the BPI website.

For further information contact:
Laura Roberts, DSA Communications Manager

DSA Membership is open to anybody with an interest in development studies. Member benefits, fees and how to join instructions are available on the Membership pages of the website.

About the DSA

The Development Studies Association (DSA) is a UK based membership organisation for all those studying, researching and teaching in the field of global development. The DSA promotes and advances international development as a field of study, research and action. We aim to deepen understanding of how global poverty, inequalities, conflict and environmental destruction are produced, sustained and may be overcome, and how a better future may be advanced. The DSA is a membership organisation, with both individual and institutional members, and is wholly funded through its membership premiums and activities.

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About BPI

BPI is at the cutting edge of research and teaching on the multidimensional nature of poverty and inequalities, in partnership with leading experts from around the world. For more information, visit the BPI website.