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 – Summer 2022


Facilitating Lesson Learning and a focus on Development Results for ILO projects supporting 4 million refugees in Turkey

Turkey hosts around 4 million refugees who are supported by the International Labour Organisation with language and skills training and employment projects. We recently conducted two workshops for ILO staff in Ankara, Turkey to help improve the quality and results focus of ILO projects/programmes facilitate the enabling of lesson learning around these.

Philip Dearden presents at the Education for Sustainability in a Climate Crisis: International Perspectives conference
n this joint Wolverhampton-Worcester conference, Philip Dearden presented a session on ‘Bridging the Practical and Academic Aspects of Climate Change and Sustainability through Capacity Development work. He outlined CIDT’s capacity development work that has mitigated against climate change and to ensured Environmental Sustainability over our 50-year history. Watch the full presentation online.