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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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We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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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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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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Global Development Institute, June news

New publications

Solahudeen Moomin published ‘Spatial analysis and predictive modeling of energy poverty: insights for policy implementation’ in Environment, Development and Sustainability journal.

Solahudeen also co-authored ‘Decentralized energy systems and blockchain technology: Implications for alleviating energy poverty’ in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments.

Smith Ouma was interviewed by The Conversation about his thoughts surrounding the Kenyan government’s response to the flooding in Nairobi.


Episodes on the GDI podcast this month include:

New on the blog

  • An in-depth reflection on the department’s recent trip to Rwanda by PGR Mariana C. Hernandez-Montilla.
  • A detailed overview of the GDI projects that took home prizes at this year’s Making a Difference Awards.
  • A rundown of the various ways GDI academics will be involved at next month’s DSA conference.
  • A blog about the notion of the ‘welfare state’ in the context of Latin America from Professor Armando Barrientos.
  • An opinion piece by GDI undergraduate Sammi Dé about his contributions to the Post-Crash Economics Society’s recent report examining the state of the economics curriculum at the University of Manchester.
  • Reflections on the SEED PGR Conference 2024 from one of the organisers and PGRs.