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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How satellite and drone data can support socially just conservation

GDI researchers secure £2 million to establish how satellite and drone data can support socially just conservation

Researchers at the Global Development Institute – Rose Pritchard and Tim Foster – have secured ESRC funding to lead a five-year research project aiming to transform knowledge about the benefits and risks of Earth Observation data and technologies in conservation.

As an action-oriented project, researchers will work directly with people developing, using, and impacted by EO data to understand and reform data-driven conservation practice, thereby enabling just and effective responses to the biodiversity crisis.

Find out more on the University of Manchester website.