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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Global Development Institute, December news

Jobs and scholarships

The Sustainable Forest Transitions project is due to launch in 2023. In preparation, it’s hiring two Research Associates and three PhD studentships. Full details can be found here. Deadlines are 30th January 2023 and 5th January 2023 respectively.

GDI Merit Awards are now open. The Merit Awards provide three full scholarships for academically excellent professionals from Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia or Uganda to study a GDI campus-based master’s course commencing in September 2023. The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses, flights to the UK, and visa costs.  Applications close 31st December 2022. Full details.  

News and views:

The African Cities Research Consortium have two new podcasts. The first on housing challenges in Freetown and the second an interview on community-led data collection and mapping. Listen or subscribe to them here: [Apple | Spotify | Buzzsprout | Google].

Sophie van Huellen published an article in The Conversation exploring financial speculation’s impact on the current food price crisis.

A new In Conversation GDI podcast, sees Richard Heeks sit down with Dr Basma Albanna to discuss her work on data-powered-positive-deviance.

A recent open access paper in Nature looks at how to balance national economic policies for sustainable development.