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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IDD, University of Birmingham: May news

New Publications

In the media

  • Bizuneh Yimenu was interviewed by BBC Afaan Oromoo (see here) and BBC Amharic (see here) regarding controversies around Ethiopia’s regional special forces
  • Bizuneh Yimenu shared his views with BBC Afaan Oromoo regarding the role of the US in solving the conflict in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.

Catch up on past events

  • Niheer Dasandi was part of the Natural History Museum’s ‘Generation Hope: Act for the Planet’ week in March 2023, giving a talk on the health dimensions of climate change.
  • Development Engagement Lab held a conference on ‘Public Engagement, Aid & Sustainable Development: Evidence, Insights & the Road to 2030’. See agenda here.