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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Contribute your expertise to UK Parliament’s PostNotes

The UK Parliament’s Post work programme is a series of activities and events designed to help Members of Parliament better understand and engage with scientific research and technological developments that have implications for public policy. The programme is managed by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), which provides independent and impartial analysis of scientific and technical issues to MPs and committees.

The aim of the Post work programme is to bridge the gap between scientific research and policy-making, and to ensure that MPs have access to accurate and up-to-date information when considering legislation and making decisions. The POST team works closely with MPs and parliamentary committees to identify emerging areas of scientific research and technological developments that are likely to have significant policy implications. They then produce a range of briefing papers, which are made available to MPs and their staff, and are also published on the POST website as POSTnotes.

The programme covers a wide range of topics, including health, energy, environment, and cybersecurity. Recent briefings have covered subjects such as artificial intelligence, gene editing, and quantum technologies. There are currently a number of briefings relevant to development reseaches on data science and artificial intelligence, climate change, energy planning, indoor air quality and environmental impact of food production, protected marine areas, and the One Health approach to climate change.

Browse the list and contribute your insights.