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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IDS April publications & podcasts

This report provides an overview on the Covid Collective research platform, how it was operationalised, and the learning which emerged from the three-year programme. By Joe Taylor, Peter Taylor and Louise Clark

Understanding Gender Backlash: Southern Perspectives in IDS Bulletin 55.1

Addresses the urgent question of how we can better understand the recent swell of anti-gender backlash. Edited by Jerker Edström, Jenny Edwards, Tessa Lewin, Rosemary McGee and Sohela Nazneen and Chloe Skinner.


African Perspectives on Agroecology
In this episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast, Dominic Glover (IDS Research Fellow) interviews Professor Rachel Wynberg (University of Cape Town) about her new open access book: African Perspectives on Agroecology: Why farmer-led seed and knowledge systems matter. Listen here.