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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Research and insight on Sudan

On 15 April 2023, the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces entered into a violent conflict in Khartoum and several other cities across Sudan. As conflict continues, we have collated resources being shared and insights being provided by researchers and institutes. If you or your institute has research or insights to contribute, please email us.


Three months into Sudan’s conflict: humanitarian leaders on the violence, the humanitarian response and the future. ODI’s HPG team joined a panel of Sudanese and international humanitarian leaders to shine a light on the ongoing armed conflict in Sudan and the international humanitarian response to it. Watch the event recording.

Collated resources

Insight and media commentary