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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New CSGD research will explore colonial influences on social protection in Tanzania and Ivory Coast

CSGD has been awarded a grant by the German government to develop a framework study and two country case study papers on social protection and overcoming colonial continuities. 

This research project will explore past and present colonial influences on social protection arrangements in Tanzania and Ivory Coast. Find out more about the new project on colonial influences on social protection in Tanzania and Ivory Coast.

Addressing gender-based inequalities in English-medium education settings

The English-Medium Education in Low and Middle-Income Contexts: Enabler or Barrier to Gender Equality? project (EMEGEN) has found that English-medium education policies can create gender-based educational inequalities in low and middle-income countries.

The research team has produced a report that describes their findings in greater detail, a policy brief that offers recommendations to policymakers on how to implement English-medium education in ways that do not counteract priorities to get girls into education and a set of Open Educational Resources that offer activities for school leaders, teachers and educational facilitators to include girls in English-medium education. Learn more about the EMEGEN project.

Understanding attitudes towards welfare recipients and countering poverty and welfare stigma

CSGD has embarked on a new study, in collaboration with the OU’s Open Societal Challenges to understand the lived experiences of people in poverty and receiving welfare in Milton Keynes, England and Laguna, Philippines. The research project will also explore the attitudes of the wider public and service providers to welfare recipients. Find out more about the Understanding Attitudes and Countering Stigma to Tackle Poverty and Inequality project.