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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Academic tools for better collaboration with NGOs

The Accountability Research Center (ARC) is based in American University’s School of International Service. We collaborate with our partners to contribute to global thinking on how to improve public accountability and build more inclusive societies. Naomi Hossain Martinsone, Research Professor at the Accountability Research Centre, spoke on our webinar on NGO and researcher collaboration. Watch the video.

We share Accountability Research Center’s resources that aim to support better collaboration between NGOs and researchers.

Accountability Keywords: Accountability terms often have different meanings, to different actors, in different contexts – and in different languages. The Accountability Keywords project addresses “what counts” as accountability, analyzing the meanings and usage of keywords – sharing insights from practitioners and researchers from around the world.

Case studies that showcase ARC’s approach to amplifying the voices of frontline actors and movements through research, and of enabling them to set the research agenda.

More resources on collaboration: