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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ODID, Oxford, January 2024


Wreckonomics, a new book by Professors Ruben Andersson and David Keen, examines the wars on drugs, terror and migration and asks why we find ourselves locked into so many failed and counterproductive policies. Find out more. Read a Guardian Long Read drawing on the book.

Longitudinal evidence and policy influencing by Young Lives have directly informed legislative change to prohibit and eliminate marriage with minors in Peru. Read more.

Associate Professor Amir Lebdioui has won a $550,000 award to kickstart a research and policy engagement programme on green economic transformation in Latin America. Read more.

In a long read for the Conversation, Professor Nikita Sud visits Indonesia’s nascent Rempang ‘ecocity’ and argues that the rush for green energy is further marginalising the marginalised. Read more.

Associate Professor Adeel Malik spoke about how special interest groups have scuppered efforts to liberalise trade in Pakistan in an interview for Tabadlab. Watch here..

Professor Loren Landau explored the causes and history of anti-immigrant violence in South Africa in an interview with the Borders & Belonging podcast. Listen here.

New publications

Controlling the Capital: Political Dominance in the Urbanizing World, Tom Goodfellow and David Jackman (2023), Oxford University Press

Digital International Relations Technology, Agency and Order, Corneliu Bjola and Markus Kornprobst (eds) (2024) Routledge

Social Protection and Foundational Cognitive Skills during Adolescence: Evidence from a Large Public Works Program‘, Richard Freund, Marta Favara, Cath Porter, and Jere Behrman (2023), World Bank Economic Review

Can Redistribution Change Policy Views? Aid and Attitudes toward Refugees in Uganda‘,Travis Baseler, Thomas Ginn, Robert Hakiza, Helidah Ogude-Chambert and Olivia Woldemikael (2023) Center for Global Development Working Paper


See our jobs page for details of the Senior Programme Manager being recruited for the Oxford SDG Impact Lab. Deadline 24 January 2024.