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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LSE Department of International Development – November news


You can now listen to the latest Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice lectures via all major streaming platforms. Latest episides include:

Listen and subscribe to the series on: AppleSpotifyGoogle and Amazon.



Continuity and rupture in crisis: from Ebola to COVID-19 in Sierra Leone and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Global Public Health by James, Myfanwy , Mansaray, Anthony, Omega Thige, Frederic, Mafinda, Mabel, Kambale Kasonia, Kennedy, Kahehero Paluku, Joel, D. Timbo, Alie, Karenzi, Lina, Ntabala, Ferdinand, Tindanbil, Daniel, Leigh, Bailah, Kavunga-Membo, Hugo, Watson-Jones, Deborah, Gallagher, Katherine and Enria, Luisa (2023)

Bridging the global stocktake gap of climate mitigation: a framework to measure political economy progress. Zhu, Mengye, Chaturvedi, Vaibhav, Clarke, Leon, Hochstetler, Kathryn, Hultman, Nathan, Vogt-Schilb, Adrien and Wang, Pu (2023) One Earth, 6 (9). pp. 1104-1130. ISSN 2590-3330
Learning by searching: spatial mismatches and imperfect information in Southern labor markets. Banerjee, Abhijit and Sequeira, Sandra (2023) Journal of Development Economics, 164. ISSN 0304-3878

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

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

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

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