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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ODID, Oxford, June 2024

How can digital methods support social science research? The latest post to the ODID blog summarises a recent ODID Research Roundtable featuring four academics who have taken different approaches.

Find out more about two recent events in ODID’s Climate Change and the Challenges of Development series:

  • ‘Climate migrants – victims or agents of change?’ Read the blog

What prompts young Mexican men to join cartels? In a recent piece for the Conversation Raul Zepeda Gil contests current explanations.

A new open access book by Amir Lebdioui, Survival of the Greenest: Economic Transformation in a Climate-conscious World was published online by Cambridge University Press.

A project led by Ashwiny Kistnareddy won funding to help develop an app to provide language learning and well-being support for newly arrived young people in the UK.

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) signed an agreement with the Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States to integrate an intersectional gender perspective into the measurement and use of multidimensional poverty data in public policy in LAC.

Open access publications

John Gledhill, Richard Caplan and Maline Meiske (2024) Exploring the impact of United Nations peacekeeping operations on the external affairs of host states, European Journal of International Relations

Catherine Briddick (2024) ‘Resisting Domestic Violence’, International Journal of Refugee Law

Matthew Gibney and Rebecca Buxton (2024) ‘Must migrants be grateful?Political Studies

Moustafa Feriga, Nancy Lozano Gracia, and Pieter Serneels (2024) ‘The impact of climate change on work: Lessons for developing countries’ CSAE Working Paper