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 – April 2022


Ukraine – Can social protection be sustained and support a humanitarian response?

The University of Wolverhampton’s Bozena Sojka and Rachel Slater, together with Paul Harvey from Humanitarian Outcomes, have outlined the challenges facing Ukraine’s social protection system in this short brief. It considers how well the system is holding up and adapting following the Russian invasion, and assesses how humanitarian action can both support and relate to the existing social protection system.

CIDT helps United Nations World Food Programme understand how to set food and cash transfer levels in East Africa
Determining how much cash or food people receive is not an exact science. This study helps uncover what challenges WFP Country offices face and learn from the ways in which Country Offices look to overcome such challenges.

13th Forest Governance Forum to take place from 23-24 May in Republic of Congo

With COP 26 in Glasgow last year having made historic forest commitments, this Forum will bring together a high-level panel that addresses the intersection of forest governance, the green economy, climate change, and land use planning. You can now apply to attend in person and to make a presentation.