Welcome to Development Studies Association
The Development Studies Association is the UK's learned society and professional body for academic teaching and research, policy and practice in the field of international development.
While the annual conference is a principle focus for the association, the DSA is active throughout the year through it's many Study Groups. All those involved in development either as teachers, researchers, consultants or practitioners, are welcome to join both the Study Groups and the DSA itself.
DSA Annual General meeting, 14 September, University of Oxford
The association's AGM took place at DSA2016 and the minutes will be posted soon. View the AGM page for agenda, previous minutes, and related files, etc.
Further to elections at the AGM at the annual conference, the Council has new members. Details will be posted shortly.
Study group news
Links to future SG events can be seen in the side bar on the right (or beneath on narrower screens). Other news follows.
DSA Business and Development Study Group Meeting
Moving past 'business as usual': What role for the private sector in development?
6th December 2016
83 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ES (new facility of the University of Bath)
We invite you to join us at a workshop to explore the diversity of issues and interests raised at the intersection between business and development, read more.
DSA Information, Technology and Development SG Meeting
"Big and Open Data for International Development",
12 July, University of Manchester
This workshop shared socio-technical, socio-organisational and critical research on “data revolution” trends: most notably big data and open data. Read more.
New book from the NGOs in Development SG
Negotiating Knowledge: evidence and experience in development NGOs, edited by Study Group members Rachel Hayman, Sophie King, Tiina Kontinen and Lata Narayanaswamy will shortly be published by Practical Action Publishing. The book has contributions from Kate Gooding, Kai Matturi, Erla Thrandardottir and Swetha Rao Dhananka. Read more.
DSA Urbanisation and Development SG briefing paper regarding the new Urban Agenda
Following on from a one-day workshop the Study group has produced a briefing paper on the draft of the new Urban Agenda. Read more.
DSA Religions and Development SG launched!
See the newly created Study Group homepage here.
LIDC's Evaluation for Development Programmes, 7-11 November
This short course returns for a third year. Aimed at anyone looking to gain an in-depth knowledge and comprehensive background of evaluation methods for development programmes, this course will cover a range of topics. Read more
Job: Two Development related posts at UEA
a) Lecturer in Climate Change and Low-Carbon Development (Tyndall Centre/DEV post). Application deadline: 02/09/2016
b) Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Geography and International Development. Application deadline: 16/09/16. Read more.
NGOs and student internships: who benefits?
Discussions between academics and practitioners have highlighted that there are many opportunities for collaboration between NGOs and students, either directly or through the student’s institution, and a variety of outcomes for both parties from these collaborations.
As part of DSA's commitment to supporting and facilitating collaborations between under and postgraduate students and the development community in the form of short projects or longer internships in the UK and internationally, we would like to hear NGO experiences of hosting students, the forms this has taken, and what makes internships successful. Enter this conversation here.