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: July news

Blogs and Research Briefs


DLP Publications

Other Project News and Media Contributions

  • Bizuneh was also invited to speak on a panel discussion organised by the Development Planning Unit (DPU) of UCL about ‘State-sponsored Violence’ on 6th June.

DSA 2023 Conference Focus

Other News

  • Congratulations to Jeannette Rodgers who has been offered a 12-month ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship with the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS-DTP)! Working across the War Studies Department and the Dickson Poon School of Law, at King’s College London, Jeanette will continue her research on child participation in transitional justice.

IDD’s Quarterly June Newsletter

  • In other news, the June edition of IDD’s quarterly newsletter has just been published! If you would like to read more about their latest publications, research and other happenings you can read it here. And to receive the next edition straight into your inbox sign-up here.