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 March news: social protection

CSGD’s Poverty and Social Protection Hub’s engagement with policymakers in Latin America

The co-lead for the Centre for the Study of Global Development’s (CSGD) Poverty and Social Protection Hub – Dr Keetie Roelen, delivered the keynote on cost-effective social protection programmes at a policy engagement workshop with 40 government representatives from across Latin America in February 2024. Dr Roelen shared global evidence on effective social protection schemes to help policymakers reshape their social protection policies at the workshop organised by NGO Fundación Capital to exchange lessons learned, evidence and practical experiences in implementing government-led economic inclusion programmes.

New publications:

Prof Kwame Akyeampong, CSGD Director, with Ross Hall of Jacobs Foundation, have published, Scientific approach needed to make education more effective, New African.