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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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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Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford, January News


  • ODID’s annual report for the 2021-22 academic year is online. Read it here.
  • Researchers at ODID and the University of Birmingham developed and trialled a Tik-Tok-style short video app tailored specifically for marginalised groups in low-income countries – they found using it had a positive effect on entrepreneurship and employment and helped participants weather the impact of COVID. Read more.
  • The best way to foster resilience in the face of climate challenges is by supporting people’s capacity to adapt rather than by dictating strategies, according to a new report by Cory Rodgers on pastoralism in the East and Horn of Africa. Read more.
  • Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen outlines the findings of a major new report on energy in humanitarian contexts, co-authored with refugee fellows on ODID’s RSC-BIEA Fellowship, Joelle Hangi and David Kinzuzi. Read the post.


ODID’s next lecture in their series on Climate Change and the Challenges of Development will focus on Transformative Education: Lessons from a new eco-campus

  • Friday 3 February, 5pm in Seminar Room 1, ODID, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB, and online
  • To attend online register here.

Professor Cécile Renouard (ESSEC Business School, Ecole des Mines, and Centre Sèvres) will talk about the Campus de la Transition (‘Transition Campus’), an eco-campus near Paris founded in 2018 by a collective of academics, entrepreneurs and students united by a common desire: to promote an ecological, economic and just transition, towards regenerative and solidarity economies and societies. The lecture will explore ways in which postgraduate education can rise to the challenges of transformative education to respond to climate change.