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 short course from LIDC

Making better use of data for sustainable development – new approaches to impact evaluation and evidence synthesis

Register now! Takes place 24 to 28 April, online AND in-person.

LIDC is launching a new short course, which will help academics, policymakers, and others gain the skills they need to use data for sustainable development effectively. The course will take place from 24 – 28 April, and participants can choose to attend in person or online via Zoom. In addition, the course draws on the work of the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL).

Participants will learn about impact evaluation approaches that can be applied to complex interventions or reach people who have been marginalised, and methods that can help address biases in the evidence base and help determine what evidence is context-specific, what is more generalisable and why. They will also learn how to how to rigorously evaluate the effects of interventions and policies exploiting natural experiments and quasi-experiments, and use existing data effectively to address bias. Find out more about the course.

LIDC is also offering bursaries for three residents in low- and middle-income countries, which will cover up to 50% of the course fees, and enable the grantee to attend the course online. More information is available here.