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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IDD Birmingham July news

International development under a Labour government

Dr Chris Lyon, Teaching Fellow in Politics of Development, explores what international development policy will look like under a Labour government. The Labour pledges sound ambitious and positive, but how they achieve this will hinge on the approach they take to get there. Read more.

People, Power, Politics podcasts

CEDAR published the following episodes as part of its People, Power, Politics podcast series:
Episode 17 – ‘The Democratic Regression: The Political Causes of Authoritarian Populism’ featuring Armin Schäfer and Michael Zürn, hosted by CEDAR’s Nic Cheeseman
Episode 16 – ‘Branding Foreign Aid: Soft Power and Popular Attitudes in International Development’ featuring Matthew Winters, hosted by CEDAR’s Petra Alderman
Episode 15 – ‘All About Money? Elections, Campaign Spending and the Effects on Democracy’ featuring William Horncastle, hosted by CEDAR’s Petra Alderman
Episode 14 – ‘The Politics of Development’ featuring Claire Mcloughlin and David Hudson, hosted by CEDAR’s Nic Cheeseman

Other news

IDD PGR Ellen Bomasang was a subject matter expert in a panel discussion titled ‘Empowering Futures: Integrating Inclusion in Climate and Education Systems’ on June 25, 2024, convened by Abt Global and Save the Children UK as part of London Climate Action Week.