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: Practical Action Publishing Summer 2022

Just Published

This timely book presents learning from the creativity of young people in Ethiopia and Nepal as they shape their futures, and discusses the implications for policy and practice, and changing societies.

It tells the stories of young people’s strategies in the face of both uncertainty and insecurity in conflict situations, fragile environments and communities in the global South.

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Coming Soon!

Digital Development: Stories of hope from health and social development

Sundeep Sahay, Arunima Mukherjee, Geoffrey Walsham, Thomas Hylland Eriksen

This Open Access book explores case studies across India, Kenya, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, and in global, comparative settings, and asks what positive impact ICT applications (Health Information Systems, Pandemic response systems, Early Warning and Response Systems, Hospital Information System and Smartphone based Apps) can have on today’s most pressing challenges.

Order your copy here from August 2022

Violence and economic oppression affect women the world over, and women with disabilities face even greater risks than their counterparts.

This book gives a voice to the experiences of thirteen community organizers and self-advocates working to end gender-based violence, in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, India, Kenya, United States, Nepal, and Yemen.

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Read the latest journal articles and find out how to support us as we keep our journals fully Open Access!

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