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, May 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.

Innovation, Competitiveness, and Development in Latin America

Edited by Edmund Amann and Paulo N. Figueiredo

Innovation, Competitiveness, and Development in Latin America: Lessons from the Past and Perspectives for the Future

  • Offers a wide-ranging analysis of Latin America’s growth and development challenges
  • Gives comprehensive insight into why Latin America has struggled to grow and close the development gap with the advanced industrial economies
  • Draws conclusions for desirable tracks policymakers might follow in the futur

Evolutionary Tax Reform in Emerging Economies

Robert F. Conrad and Michael Alexeev

Evolutionary Tax Reform in Emerging Economies: an income-based approach

  • Demonstrates how economic methods can be adopted to economic circumstances for such an important policy issue as taxation
  • Includes specific proposals given the empirical context of the country
  • Follows the approach called Collection Driven Tax Policy to emphasize the importance of administration in the context of economic application

COVID-19 and the Informal Economy

Edited by Martha Chen, Michael Rogan, and Kunal Sen

  • Open Access
  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the pandemic on the informal economy
  • Poses important questions about the global economy looking forward
  • Presents an inter-disciplinary exploration of one of the largest shocks to the global economy

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