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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IDS latest publications

Mapping the Supply of Surveillance Technologies to Africa
This open access report documents which companies, from which countries, are supplying which types of surveillance technology to African governments.

Landscapes of (In)justice: Reflecting on Voices, Spaces, and Alliances for Just Transition
This open access paper identifies insights from these experiences and struggles as they might pertain to contemporary attempts to ensure transitions are more socially just by drawing on a broad body of work.

Participation For, With, and By Girls: Evidencing Impact
This open access paper presents the findings of a review of publicly available, published evidence on the efficacy of development projects that self-identify as ‘girl-led’, both within academic literature and from established organisations working with girls.

Bringing Democracy to Governance of Mining for a Just Energy Transition
This briefing explores cases in two countries, Argentina and Chile, to illustrate the scale of the challenge and also the size of the opportunity for these significant transformations.

Knowledge Translation in the Global South: An Exploratory Mapping of the Literature This working paper maps the literature that focuses on knowledge translation in the global South.