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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Host a webinar in our global South study group

The DSA’s global South study group are again running a series of critical and relevant webinars, this time on the theme of: “Development perspectives from the Global South – Continuities and Change.”

Webinars will be held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday, starting February 2023, and are an opportunity for members of the global South Study Group to showcase their research, identify shared research interests and develop collaborations.

They already have presenters for February to May 2023 but are now seeking volunteers for June to September 2023, who are interested in addressing issues on development based on their research.

The theme is broad as the group want to invite a variety of perspectives. Each webinar is expected to last about 1 hour: 30 minutes for presentation and 30 minutes for Q&A.

If you would like to present your research, please email Tuesday Gichuki – abdulmalikg(at)yahoo.co.uk and M. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury – mjac(at)du.ac.bd – with:

  • a draft title
  • the month(s) in which you would like to present; and
  • the geographic region of your research.

Please send your responses by March 31, 2023.

For more information on the global South study group, including their Whatsapp group, visit their web page.


  • March 21, 2023 – Effectiveness of Social Protection strategies on reduction of inequalities in the Global South, Austin Muswere. Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. Takes places 1pm UK / 3pm Harare / 7pm Dhaka. Register here.