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 March news

Celebrating the history of the Department of International Development at LSE:
The Department of International Development launched a short film on the brief history of the Department of International Development at LSE and its achievements in the last 30 years, featuring voices from past and current faculty, as well as notable alumni. The video was filmed in 2019 in celebration of the department’s 30th Anniversary.

LSE-Fudan University Research Workshop on “China and the Global South”:
On 8 November 2022, the Research Workshop on China and the Global South was held online, jointly organised by the LSE International Development, Institute for Global Public Policy (IGPP) of Fudan University, the LSE Global South Unit and the LSE Global China Working Group. Read reflections from the event from Mayling Birney Global Scholar, Gregory Chin and Head of the Department, Kathy Hochstetler.

Watch back: Financing the Future book launch:
On Wednesday 8 February the Department hosted an event to launch a book by Chris Humphreys, Financing the Future: Multilateral Development Banks in the Changing World Order of the 21st Century which also featured speakers Kathrin Muehlbronner, Natalya Naqvi and Ken Shadlen. Watch it back on YouTube.

Ethnographic Solutions to Inequalities in South Asian Advice Ecosystems:
Listen to a conversation between Professor David Lewis and Dr Nilanjan Sarkar, Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre about the new research project “Ethnographic Solutions to Inequalities in South Asian Advice Ecosystems” which draws critical attention to this shift, exploring the effects of these changes on existing inequalities, including inequalities of access and widening rural and urban inequity. Listen on LSE South Asia Centre’s Soundcloud.

Citing Africa Series 3:
The Citing Africa podcast investigates knowledge production about and from the African continent. Series 3 continues to examines the ways ideas and biases become hegemonic within international organisations working in African countries, focussing on how knowledge and technology shape economic and social development. Listen on LSE’s streaming platform.


Fonseca, Elize Massard da, Shadlen, Kenneth C. and De Moraes Achcar, Helena (2023) Vaccine technology transfer in a global health crisis: actors, capabilities, and institutions. Research Policy, 52 (4).

Strong, Joe, Coast, Ernestina, Freeman, Emily, Moore, Ann, Norris, Alison H., Owolabi, Onikepe and H. Rocca, Corinne (2023) Pregnancy recognition trajectories: a needed framework. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters.

Eckl, Julian and Hanrieder, Tine (2023) The political economy of consulting firms in reform processes: the case of the World Health Organization. Review of International Political Economy.

Kirk, Thomas, Green, Duncan, Stys, Pat and Mosquera, Tom (2023) Adaptive Programming and going with the grain: IMAGINE’s new water governance model in Goma, DRC. Development Policy Review.

Kresch, Evan Plous, Walker, Mark, Best, Michael Carlos, Gerard, François and Naritomi, Joana (2023) Sanitation and property tax compliance: analyzing the social contract in Brazil. Journal of Development Economics, 160.

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.