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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IIED short seminars for a post-Covid world

IIED researchers have produced a series of presentations based on their work that challenges established thinking on sustainable development. IIED short seminars are delivered by IIED researchers in half the time of a lunchtime lecture, challenging established thinking on sustainable development. This series sees researchers introduce their work by making connections to sectors and ideas that might surprise.

Running at about 20 minutes each, these narrated presentations use case studies and other data to challenge established thinking on sustainable development.

IIED also welcomes suggestions for other seminar series. Let them know if you’re interested.

Topics include:

  • The cost of camps: the impacts of a temporary fix for a protracted problem
  • Climate change, migration and vulnerability to modern slavery
  • Flexible, agile, digital working: towards a ‘new normal’
  • Poor governance is worse than drought
  • Strengthening women’s voices in public and private governance
  • Debt for climate and nature swaps