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

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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

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LSE Department of International Development – September news

Decentralised Governance: Crafting Effective Democracies Around the World

Edited by Jean-Paul Faguet and Sarmistha Pal, Decentralised Governance brings together a new generation of political economy studies that explore these questions analytically, blending theoretical insights with empirical innovation. Individual chapters provide fresh evidence from around the world, including broad cross-country data as well as detailed studies of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Ghana, Kenya and Colombia.

Professor Hochstetler on ‘Climate Change: America and the World’

In the first episode of Climate Change: America and the World, Professor Kathryn Hochstetler and Christopher Callahan discuss the experiences of climate change in the Global North and Global South. The discussion examines the role that international climate frameworks, including annual global COP summits, play in providing a venue for developing nations to voice their climate grievances, and whether financial compensation is needed to effectively address unequal climate damages.


Banerjee, Abhijit and Sequeira, Sandra (2023) Learning by searching: spatial mismatches and imperfect information in Southern labor markets. Journal of Development Economics, 164. ISSN 0304-3878

Aue, Luis and Hanrieder, Tine (2023) The quest for diffusible community health worker projects and the pitfalls of scaling culture. Critical Public Health, 33 (4). 485 – 494. ISSN 0958-1596

Ali, Muez and Mann, Laura (2023) Misaligned social policy? Explaining the origins and limitations of cash transfers in Sudan. Development and Change. ISSN 0012-155X

Kirk, Thomas, Green, Duncan, Stys, Pat and Mosquera, Tom (2023) Adaptive programming and going with the grain: IMAGINE’s new water governance model in Goma, DRC. Development Policy Review, 41 (4). ISSN 0950-6764

Robinson, Alice (2023) Speaking with a ‘soft voice’: professional and pragmatic civilities amongst South Sudanese NGO leaders. Peacebuilding, 11 (3). 257 – 272. ISSN 2164-7259

Strong, Joe, Coast, Ernestina, Fetters, Tamara, Chiweshe, Malvern, Getachew, Abrham, Griffin, Risa and Tembo, Luke (2023) I was waiting for my period: understanding pregnancy recognition among adolescents seeking abortions in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Zambia. Contraception, 123. ISSN 0010-7824

Rahman, M. Feisal, Lewis, David, Kuhl, Laura, Baldwin, Andrew, Ruszczyk, Hanna, Nadiruzzaman, Md and Mahid, Yousuf (2023) Managed urban retreat: the trouble with crisis narratives. Urban Geography. ISSN 0272-3638

Wade, Robert Hunter (2023) Conversations with Gyorgy Ligeti. Challenge. ISSN 1558-1489

Leone, Tiziana, Brown, Laura and Gemmill, Alison (2023) Secular trends in premature and early menopause in low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health, 8 (6). ISSN 2059-7908