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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Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, York, January news


Indrajit Roy has a new Open Access paper which explores Southern Multilateralism as a reimagining of global governance, in the journal Global Perspectives. Southern multilateralism: Complementary competition vis-à-vis the Liberal International Order


Applications are open till 6 January for two visiting fellows of the IGDC starting 1 March 2023 and running until August 2023. The fellowships are intended to encourage outstanding early career researchers in global development to advance their career. Find out more.

Business and peace:

IGDC have a new blog series looking at ‘Business for Peace’. The first blog, new developments in business for peace and the role of companies in war zones, looks at the growing but highly debated role business can play in peace. The blog also covers leadership in organisations in and after violent conflict and how to deliver measurable social impact through the Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) movement.

The research theme is also covered on the IGDC Youtube channel with a number of videos exploring themes around business and peace including business as defenders of democracy, a specific focus on the Congo, management during conflict and peace positive investment.

IGDC vision

  • IGDC ended the year by launching their new vision recognising the changing face of development. Find out more about their new inter-disciplinary approach and focus.

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