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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ODI, August news

Three months into Sudan’s conflict: humanitarian leaders on the violence, the humanitarian response and the future. Listen to the playback of this event in which a panel of Sudanese and international humanitarian leaders shone a light on the ongoing armed conflict in Sudan and the international humanitarian response to it.

Women Deliver 2023: we can’t let the anti-rights movement prevail. By Sara Pantuliano. Just over a year since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the Women Deliver Conference in Kigali last month has never felt more timely or more necessary. The Conference themes are urgent in the face of a growing, sustained and coordinated attack on the rights and freedoms of women and girls and the LGBTQI+ community – and, ultimately, of all of us who believe in an open, plural and inclusive society.

Think Change episode 28: how can we counter the anti-feminist backlash? On the cusp of the Women Deliver Conference in Kigali, Rwanda this episode explored the growing anti-rights agenda relating to women and sexual minorities.

LGBTQI+ rights are not just for pride month. By Emilie Tant, Ján Michalko, Leen Fouad, Megan Daigle. Almost half a century ago, the Stonewall uprising at a New York gay bar, a spontaneous act of resistance against police brutality, marked a turn in the fight for LGBTQI+ equality. This moment, in June 1969, sparked a movement, now celebrated yearly in a month-long commemoration known as Pride.

Digitally powered ‘learning to earning’ for displaced young people and adolescent girls and young women. Research reports ~ Written by Susan Nicolai, Moizza Binat Sarwar, Yasser Kosbar. Record numbers of forcibly displaced people and protracted situations of displacement have made economic resilience and self-reliance a topical issue, particularly for young people.