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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LSE ID, December news


Online: Friday 2 December 2022 12:00pm to 1:30pm Platforms for deliberation or disinformation? Social media and development: This panel examines the record of digital technologies and asks what we might do to re-engineer them to fulfil their early promise. Speakers: Nanjala Nyabola, Writer and Researcher | Idrees Ahmad, University of Essex | Kecheng Fang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong | Amil Khan, Director and Founder of Valent Projects, Chair: Dr Laura Mann

News and views

  • Dr Sandra Sequeira on being awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for her work on development economics. The prize awards £3 million to 30 outstanding researchers across the UK who are judged by the panel to be truly outstanding in their fields, with records of proven achievement, as well as telling promise for the future. Read more here.
  • Dr Arjan Gjonca was interviewed by France24 last week on the world’s population reaching eight billion, women in work, an aging population in developed nations and what this means for global demographics. Watch it here.
  • Prof Kathy Hochstetler was featured on BBC4 Today Programme (Tune in at 0:52:41) and on BBC Newsnight speaking on the implications of the Brazilian election for climate change. Watch it back on the iPlayer (segment begins at 27:40).
  • Podcast recording for Is Development an Art or a Science? Listen back to the book launch for New Mediums, Better Messages: How Innovations in Translation, Engagement & Advocacy are Changing International Development (OUP), co-edited by David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers and Michael Woolcock. The panel discuss chapters from the book and question where the arts and humanities fit in, in the field of International Development. Listen here.


Dalitso Kangaude, Godfrey, Macleod, Catriona, Coast, Ernestina and Fetters, Tamara (2022) Integrating child rights standards in contraceptive and abortion care for minors in Africa. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 159 (3). 998 – 1004.

Parker, Melissa, Baluku, Moses, Ozunga, Bono E., Okello, Bob, Kermundu, Peter, Akello, Grace, MacGregor, Hayley, Leach, Melissa and Allen, Tim (2022) Epidemics and the military: responding to COVID-19 in Uganda. Social Science and Medicine, 314. ISSN 0277-9536.

Boone, Catherine, Wahman, Michael, Kyburz, Stephan and Linke, Andrew (2022) Regional cleavages in African politics: persistent electoral blocs and territorial oppositions. Political Geography, 99. ISSN 0962-6298

Forsyth, Tim, McDermott, Constance L. and Dhakal, Rabindra (2022) What is equitable about equitable resilience? Dynamic risks and subjectivities in Nepal. World Development, 159. ISSN 0305-750X Item availability may be restricted.

Madon, Shirin, Ranjini, C.R. and Krishnan, R.K. (2022) Aadhaar and social assistance programming: local bureaucracies as critical intermediary. Information Technology for Development, 28 (4). 705 – 720. ISSN 0268-1102.

Forsyth, Tim and McDermott, Constance L. (2022) When climate justice goes wrong: maladaptation and deep co-production in transformative environmental science and policy. Political Geography, 98. ISSN 0962-6298.

Batyra, Ewa, Leone, Tiziana and Myrskylä, Mikko (2022) Forecasting of cohort fertility by educational level in countries with limited data availability: the case of Brazil. Population Studies. ISSN 0032-4728.

Benson, Allison L. and Faguet, Jean-Paul (2022) Increasing access to formal agricultural credit: the role of rural producer organisations. The Journal of Development Studies. ISSN 0022-0388.


Forsyth, Tim and Springate-baginski, Oliver (2022) Who benefits from the agrarian transition under violent conflict?: Evidence from Myanmar. Journal of Rural Studies, 95. pp. 160-172. ISSN 0743-0167.

Coast, Ernestina, Lattof, Samantha R., van der Meulen Rodgers, Yana, Moore, Brittany, Poss, Cheri and Strong, Joe (2022) The economics of abortion: costs, impacts, values, benefits, and stigma. International Development Working Paper Series (22-210). Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Hanlon, Joe (2022) How the IMF and World bank caused a resource curse and civil war in Mozambique. International Development Working Paper Series (22-209). Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Hanlon, Joe (2022) World Bank questions its Mozambique ‘success’:’remarkable growth’ and oligarchs have brought high inequality, poverty and corruption. International Development Working Paper Series (22-208). Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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