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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New opportunity at Water Witness International, Edinburgh, UK

Research and Investigations Officer

Water Witness is seeking a high calibre individual to join its Edinburgh-based team where they will be responsible for research and investigations into the water and climate challenges facing vulnerable communities around the world, their root causes, and actionable solutions. The postholder will build the evidence base of reliable knowledge and stakeholder voices which are the foundations of global advocacy and action for a fairer water future. This exciting position will play a key role in delivering the Accountability for Water and Fair Water Footprints Programmes, which focus on holding governments and corporations to account for sustainable and equitable water management and stimulating citizen action for water justice. The position will involve regular overseas travel to support research in sometimes challenging contexts.

For further details and candidate pack please go to https://waterwitness.org/recruitment

£30,577 – 35,531 (Grade 3) plus 8% pension contribution.
Closing date: 28th November 2022