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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Latest News from CIDT – July 2024

UN Assistant Secretary-General updates on SDG progress at CIDT’s 50th anniversary celebration

Executive Director Nikhil Seth of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) at CIDT’s 50th anniversary

The University of Wolverhampton was honoured with a keynote address from the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General as CIDT celebrated its 50th birthday. Executive Director Nikhil Seth of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) commented on the similarity and alignment between the respective missions of UNITAR and CIDT: helping behaviour change through adult learning and the challenge of achieving such change in human behaviour. Watch the full keynote.

Panel session on 18th July to share good practice in community engagement

CIDT will host this international panel session at the University of Wolverhampton’s Festival of Research & Innovation. CIDT partners will share learning and good practice in community engagement in the context of global sustainable development. Register to attend online.

New report uses ‘Capacity Cube’ to analyse social protection capacities in Nigeria

A new report by Daniela Baur describes findings of an analysis of capacities to deliver social protection in Nigeria. It focuses specifically on generating findings that will be useful to situations of protracted crisis, such as displacement due to conflict or climate shocks. The paper demonstrates that using the Capacity Cube renders visible the imbalances and the gaps in investments in social protection in Nigeria. Read more.