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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OUP, March 2024 new titles

Discover new titles from Oxford University Press

Browse new publications on economic development and growth and discover essential research on financial inclusion, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, transport labour, and more.

  • Provides a new conceptual framework for understanding the politics of development
  • Includes comparative analysis of over ten countries in the global south
  • Offers concise summaries of eight major, related comparative projects and synthesizes the key findings and implications from these in a one-stop-shop collection
  • This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-BC-ND 4.0 International License.

Sustaining Tanzania’s Economic Development

Edited by Oliver Morrissey, Joseph Semboja, and Maureen Were

  • Explores how the diversification of economic activities improves the welfare of households
  • Studies gender differences in entrepreneurial behaviour and financial inclusion
  • Provides in-depth studies of the apparel and textiles sector in Tanzania
  • An open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence
  • Focuses on instances where growth does not benefit the poor, an issue which has received limited attention in the literature
  • Provides a much broader way of investigating the factors through the empirical analysis
  • Uses a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating philosophical content in the conceptual framework and historical perspectives into the discussion of theory

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