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, February 2024

News and media

A new podcast series from Young Lives unpacks the latest research on how girls and boys develop skills throughout childhood and adolescence; how poverty, gender and global crises shape their experiences; and in what ways policies can empower equitable futures. Listen here.

ODID recently held a roundtable discussion exploring the relationships between sustainability, equality and economic growth in a rich debate that yielded many perspectives on addressing the climate crisis. Read the post.

The Africa Report named Associate Professor Simukai Chigudu as one of 10 African scholars to watch in 2024. Read more here and listen to Dr Chigudu discussing his forthcoming book exploring colonialism via his own family history with the Books and Ideas podcast here

Fifteen books authored, co-authored and edited by Emeritus Professor Robin Cohen over the course of his more than 50-year career, which made major contributions to the study of migration, are being republished by Routledge as part of its Revivals series. Read more.

Professor Catherine Briddick of the Refugee Studies Centre gave written evidence to the House of Lords International Agreements Committee on the UK-Rwanda Agreement, arguing that “The use of an international treaty does not mean that Rwanda is a safe country.” Read more.

New publications

Cleophas Karooma,Neema Murembe, Eria Serwajja, Veronica Nakijoba, Sophie Withaeckx and Gily Coene (2024) ‘Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) among protracted refugees in Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda: Addressing gaps in knowledge and responsesRSC Working Paper No 40