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: King’s College London – Summer 2022


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.

What is Development Studies?:

Development Studies is an established area of scholarly enquiry, which implies some consensus over what the study of development entails. Does such a consensus exist? Andy Sumner of King’s College London explores this question further in a new discussion paper and blog post for EADI.


Lecturer in International Development Education (AEP): The successful applicant will be  an outstanding early career social scientist whose research is interdisciplinary and directly relevant to development in middle-income (emerging) economies.

Fixed-term for one year

Salary: £38,826 to £45,649 per annum

Deadline: 16-Aug-2022. Follow the link for full details.


The Global Inequality Boomerang: Andy Sumner and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez have co-authored an updated version of the working paper, The Global Inequality Boomerang for Center for Global Development (May 2022).  They have also co-authored the blog post, The global inequality boomerang with VoxEU (Centre for Economic Policy Research) (May 2022) and they participated in the United Nations DESA (UNDESA) Virtual Expert Group meeting on Creating full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Within-country poverty convergence: evidence from Mexico:  Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez (May 2022), Empirical Economics, Volume 62, issue 5.