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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CSGD report their first year of impact

The Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD), based at the Open University, has released its first annual report, showcasing the Centre’s research and accomplishments from August 2022 to September 2023.

The report highlights the launch of the CSGD External Seminar Series, the Centre’s strategic partnerships across the globe, and CSGD Research Hubs and Early Career Researchers’ achievements.

Learn more in the CSGD annual report.

If you’re new to CSGD you can: