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 principal focus for the association, the DSA is active throughout the year through its many Study Groups. All those involved in development whether as teachers, researchers, consultants or practitioners, are welcome to join both the Study Groups and the DSA itself.
DSA2018: Global inequalities
University of Manchester
27-29 June 2018
The 2018 conference will take place at the University of Manchester from 27-29 June 2018. The theme will be 'Global inequalities'. Please note the earlier dates, we hope this will allow for a greater diversity of attendance. The call for panels is OPEN until January 15 2018. Please visit the conference website to see the overall details. Please read the conference theme first and then navigate to the panel and workshop submission page. There is a wider variety of panels and workshop formats available for panel convenors to propose this year, so be sure to read carefully the options and instructions on how to make your proposal on the call for panels webpage.
Call for Dissertation Prize Award 2018 STILL OPEN
The Call for the DSA Dissertation prize 2018 is still OPEN. Nominations may be submitted until Dec 18 2017. Please see the webpage for more details about this year's call.
DSA-OUP book series second & third titles are now available
Playing with Fire: Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South by Yilmaz Akyüz ISBN 9780198797173 2017
Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis by Matteo Rizzo ISBN 9780198794240 2017
IN: Critical Frontiers Of Theory, Research, And Policy In International Development Studies
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 Scotland Study Group
SG Meeting - “Education for All (EFA): The UN Agenda”
15 December 2017 2.00 – 4.30pm
For all the details and to notify the organisers of your attendance, see the SG webpage.
DSA Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics Study Group
Call for Papers: International Workshop on Poverty, Inequality Dynamics, and Economic Development: Tensions and Trade-offs in Mixed Methods Research
Kings College London, 6 September (from 12 noon) and 7 September 2018
For all the details see the SG webpage or the full announcement here.
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2018
DSA Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Study Group
Workshop:Investigating the contributions and challenges of social science in interdisciplinary research on social ecological systems in an international development context.
Thursday 19 April 2018, University of Birmingham
The DSA ENRCC Study Group will be convening a workshop to discuss the challenges of, and demands on, social science research in interdisciplinary, multi-country, large-scale social ecological research in developing countries. Please see here for more information and contact the convenor, Fiona Nunan (f.s.nunan(at)bham.ac.uk) if you’d like to be involved in organising the workshop or contribute to the event.
DSA Rising Powers Study Group
One-day meeting on “Rising Powers in 2018”
London School of Economics, London
Monday 23 April 2018
The DSA Rising Powers Study Group will be hosting a one-day meeting at the LSE on Monday 23rd April 2018 on the theme of "Rising powers in 2018". For more details see the SG webpage for further details. Enquiries to Lidia Cabral (l.cabral(at)ids.ac.uk), Kathy Hochstetler (k.hochstetler(at)lse.ac.uk), or Rory Horner (rory.horner(at)manchester.ac.uk)
DSA Tourism Study Group
The DSA Tourism group has an extensive update on their past and upcoming activities on their webpage. The group's regular seminars will now take place at the University of Nottingham – details to follow soon about the first meeting at the new location.
Premium Member news
A new report from the Refugee Studies Centre at ODID and Deloitte draws on interviews with Syrian refugees in Austria, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, as well as with businesses in these countries, to shed light on refugees’ economic potential and the challenges they encounter. Read the report.
Dr Sabina Alkire of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative gave the 21st WIDER Annual Lecture, 'How are people poor? – Measuring global progress towards zero poverty and the SDGs'. Watch the video.
A new report co-authored by Newton International Fellow Emre Eren Korkmaz assesses how far major European fashion brands are addressing exploitation and abuse of Syrian refugee workers in the Turkish garment industry.
A team of Masters students, including three students from our MPhil in Development Studies, Fuaad Coovadia, Sakhe Mkosi and Keitumetse-Kabelo Murray, won the 2017 Geneva Challenge for their proposal for a skills-centred mobile learning app intended to address key issues in the South African labour market. Find out more.
Director of Young Lives Professor Jo Boyden was invited to introduce a special side event of the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires on 14-16 November, focusing on children's experiences of work. Her recorded message can be viewed here.
The Refugee Studies Centre has finalised a new three-year £1.3 million funding agreement with the IKEA Foundation. The agreement will fund a Research Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall integrated into activities at the RSC; research at the RSC on the economic lives and contributions of refugees in three countries; and RSC Summer School bursaries for participants from the global South.
Young Lives has secured funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada for a new programme of comparative research examining child marriage and parenthood in India (in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) Ethiopia, Peru and Zambia.
Deals and Development a volume co-edited by Profs Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen and Eric Werker, featuring chapters from GDI researchers Prof Sam Hickey, Dr Pritish Behuria and Matthew Tyce, is available Open Access.
Dr Joanne Jordan’s climate change documentary won AHRC’s Research in Film Award for International Development.
Prof Bina Agarwal has established a new book prize, The Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize, to recognise a work of original scholarship in the field of feminist economics.
The Japanese translation of Prof David Hulme’s “Should Rich Nations Help the Poor?” launched in Tokyo.
The GDI Lecture Series is well under way.
All of the lectures are streamed live on Facebook, and the recordings are posted online the following day:
29 November: Prof William Ferguson (Grinnell College) on collective action, inequality and development
13 December: Dr Irene Guijt (Oxfam) on evidence for influence and balancing research integrity.
DPU student Adriana Salazar announced for the ‘100 for 100’ competition, in which UCL students put pen to paper to win £100 for their own 100-word innovative idea
This past 26th of October marked the start of the XX Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism of Chile, where the DPU’s MSc Building & Urban Design in Development (BUDD) programme was invited to participate along with more than 150 architects, researchers, activists, universities and political institutions from across the globe.
International observers of Somaliland’s presidential election on 13 November 2017 arrive in Somaliland, hoping for a successful and peaceful poll. A first press release has been produced.
Dr Laura Hammond has recently won an award from the ESRC and AHRC to form the London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team. Working with co-investigators Professor Kavita Datta (Queen Mary University London) and Dr Elaine Chase (UCL Institute of Education) the team will be advising the two councils on the formation of a joint strategy for supporting research on migration and displacement. As part of this process, they will be holding a series of 'Global Migration Conversations' to bring together people involved in policy, practice, the arts and research - and migrants themselves - to discuss the use of migration research and the opportunities for research and joint approaches to impact. For further information, please contact laura.hammond(at)soas.ac.uk.
The Research and Evidence Facility (REF) of the EU Trust Fund, based at SOAS, has several new reports, blog posts, and research and policy briefs available here. The REF, led by Dr Laura Hammond, is a research programme aimed at examining the drivers, dynamics, and implications of migration and conflict in the Horn of Africa to inform the programming of funds and the implementation of activities under the EU Trust Fund for Africa.
Dr Subir Sinha was appointed to the Global Advisory Panel of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Panel on Research Funding for Civil Society.
Dr Subir Sinha Gave the Keynote lecture entitled 'Theorising the Ordinary City in Postcolonial India' on August 23 at the Calcutta Mahanirman Research Group Annual Critical Studies conference on 'Refugees, Migrants, Violence and the Transformation of Cities'.
Sruthi Herbert was awarded the Second Prize for the Best Conference Paper at the 15th Development Dialogue held 11-13 October 2017 at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. Her paper was titled Insider/Outsider/Imposter: Crisis of Positionality
Dr Thomas Marois wrote a piece for TNI on how public banks are developing new and innovative ways of financing a green transformation. To illustrate how public banks can provide green financing in a public way, this issue brief explores two specific and distinct examples: Costa Rica’ s BPDC (Banco Popular y de Desarrollo Comunal, or Bank of Popular and Community Development) and Germany’ s KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, or Reconstruction Credit Institute). Much of the information provided on the BPDC and KfW draws from primary resources, including the banks’ annual reports. The case of BPDC benefits from a series of confidential interviews undertaken in Costa Rica in April 2017.
View their quarterly newsletter or sign up to receive it directly from CIDT – see all their details here.
Kate Raworth got a rock-star reception when she came to launch her book Doughnut Economics at an LSE discussion with LSE Economist, Oriana Bandiera, and moderated by International Development Professor in Practice, Duncan Green. Almost 500 people showed up, spilling over into an overflow room to hear Kate's critique of 'Economics 101' and ideas on 'an Economics for the 21st Century'. The live webcast of the talk can be watched here.
Applications invited for new fully-funded PhD opportunities
The Open University is recruiting for fully-funded part-time and full-time PhD opportunities in the social sciences, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Read more...
Video: The OU's focus on International Development and Inclusive Innovation
A new video about the SRA has been produced. Please share as widely as possible, as it includes a great overview of the SRA, its work and achievements. Read more...
New project to use storytelling to increase access to education in Africa
A new project led by The Open University has been awarded funding by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The iBali Network is led by Dr Alison Buckler, Research Fellow, and is focused on helping young people in Africa to gain more from secondary education by using storytelling to increase engagement between teachers and young people. Read more…
Funding for research to support farmers in South India
The Open University has been awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to research the resilience of farmers in South India to food, biodiversity and climate issues. Read more…
New free online course launched for educators in Africa
Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa is a four-week MOOC launched by the TESSA project, which will help participants to incorporate open educational resources (OERs) into teacher education, and help teachers to use active-learning and ICT. Read more...
Nobel prize-winner for OU economics module contributor
Professor Richard Thaler, a contributor to the OU’s DD309 ‘Doing economics: people, markets and policy’, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics. Author of the bestseller ‘Nudge’, Richard is one of the founders of behavioural economics. Read more…
OU research to improve learning in South Africa
OU researchers have just started a four-year research project to improve learning outcomes in South Africa. Funded by the ESRC, the project is the first of its kind to look at the roles of accountability, capacity and trust in improving the country’s public primary education system. Read more...
OU academics present innovation research at Globelics conference
Theo Papaioannou, Professor of Politics, Innovation and Development, and Dr Dinar Kale, Senior Lecturer in International Development and Innovation, attended and presented innovation research at the 15th Globelics International Conference in Athens. Read more…
Student perspective: Studying the OU MSc in Development Management
Ever wondered what it is like to study for a postgraduate qualification as a mature student? Jayne Cravens, an international consultant who has just completed an OU MSc in Development Management, shared her experience of studying on her blog. Read more...
Migrant children as interpreters
Dr Sarah Crafter, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, has co-authored a new blog post focused on young people and children who act as interpreters for their parents and families. Read more...
Experiences of researching cultural brokers as an 'outsider academic'
Dr Sarah de Jong, Research Fellow, has published a new blog post recounting her experiences of undertaking research as an 'outsider researcher'. Read more...
Equitable Trade and Responsible Business Programme, NRI
NRI continues its research on sustainability standards, their developmental impacts, new sustainable business models and responsible business initiatives in developing and emerging economies. Recent work includes:
• Impact evaluation of a Better Cotton Initiative programme in Andhra Pradesh;
• A study on child labour, yields and incomes in cocoa in West Africa;
• A four country study of Fairtrade Coffee Impact;
• Academic collaborations on informal work and social protection (with Roskilde University) and sustainability transitions in global value chains (Universities of the Andes and Utrecht);
• Management of several complex programme evaluations for DFID (Trade and Global Value Chains Programme, Responsible, Accountable and Transparent Enterprise Programme, Partnerships for Forests and assessing outcomes of shared innovation and social enterprise of the INVENT programme), providing insights for policy-makers, development practitioners and the research community. More details and publications can be found here.
IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
This new IPCC Special Report, to be finalised and published in 2019, will assess recent literature on the multiple interactions between climate change, land degradation and food security. Along with 100 other researchers from around the world, NRI’s John Morton participated in the first Lead Authors’ Meeting in Oslo, Norway, in October, working on the report’s final chapter on “Emergent Risks, Decision-Making and Sustainable Development”.
Institutional member news
Bond Annual Conference
26-27 Feb, London
The unpredictability of the current political and funding environment is putting unprecedented pressure on civil society. The Bond Annual Conference provides an important opportunity to engage in the big debates, interrogate emerging trends and hear different perspectives on some of the toughest challenges and threats facing the global development and humanitarian communities. You’ll get fresh insights and exchange views and ideas with peers from across the sector including NGOs, civil society leaders, funders, government, researchers and private sector.
Early-bird rate available until 15 December.
DSA members get a further 15% discount using code: DSA15
For all the details and to register visit BOND's website here.
Centre for Development Studies (CDS), University of Bath
Starting in September 2018 three new taught pathways will be available alongside our core generalist International Development Programme; economics, social justice and sustainability, and conflict and humanitarian action. Two new innovative part-time courses will also be launching. Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development, and Public Policy combine short residential periods in Bath with interactive online learning. Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development includes an optional residential in Amman.
Luisa Enria on what Crisis produced during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.
Hannah West blogs on gender-led approaches to conflict
Shamel Azmeh blogs on regulating across the digital divide
Susan Johnson blogs on The Complex Gender Dynamics Behind Mobile Money Usage
Oliver Walton blogs on the use of literary comics to understand the role of borderland brokers in post-war transitions.
The Indian Society Of Labour Economics
59th Annual Conference
16-18 December 2017, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Call for papers and invitation for participation
Visit the website for all the details.
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Global Health Master Programme at the
Wellcome Trust Centre
Applications now open for the Global Health Master Programme at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research based at BSMS.
Graduates from this course will have the skills to work as global health practitioners, policy makers, consultants or researchers within NGOs, governments and international health and development agencies.
For more information please contact us (globalhealthteaching(at)bsms.ac.uk) or visit our website.
ESRC STEPS Centre
2018 Summer School
Visit the website to apply
Deadline for applications: 28 January 2018 at 17.00 GMT
Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.
Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place at the Institute of Development Studies on the Sussex University campus, near Brighton, UK. Kate Raworth, author of the bestseller Doughnut Economics, will give this year’s Annual Lecture as part of the Summer School. There is a fee to attend, but scholarships are available.
Meetings & Seminars
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Exhibition launch: 'Behind the Indian Boom: Inequality and Resistance at the Heart of Economic Growth',
13 October - 16 December 2017
The Indian economy is predicted to become one of the two largest economies in the world by mid-century, but its lower caste workers, from which much of the world benefits economically, remains at the bottom of the social and economic hierarchy. This exhibition sheds light on the everyday struggles of India's historically marginalised communities. Event details here.
Ground Down By Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class and Inequality in 21st Century India
9 December 2017, 10:00-19:30 @ SOAS
A one day public conference and book launch on the inequalities faced by Dalits and Adivasis and their resistance. Dalits and Adivasis – previously called ‘untouchable’ and ‘tribal’ – remain at the bottom of India’s social and economic hierarchies, exploited as the most precarious of labour in new economies, increasingly alienated by ‘development’ from what land they may once have had. Speakers include Sukhdeo Thorat, Anand Teltumbde, Virginius Xaxa, Gopal Guru, Joseph Bara, Kalpana Kannabiran, K Satyanarayan, Bhangya Bhukya, Javed Iqbal, Ruby Hembrom and Gautam Mody, covering issues including economic growth, capitalism, labour and caste; tribal autonomy and land rights; the left and social oppression; media and the production of knowledge; and forms of struggle and resistance.
The Conference is part of the ERC and ESRC funded Programme of Research on Inequality and Poverty, Department of Anthropology, LSE, led by Alpa Shah (LSE) and Jens Lerche (SOAS).
For more information and to book visit here.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
The GDI Lecture Series is well under way. All of the lectures are streamed live on Facebook, and the recordings are posted online the following day:
Dr Irene Guijt (Oxfam)
Evidence for influence and balancing research integrity
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
DPU/ACHR/CAN Internship Programme – Internship applications now open.
University of Bath
Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath appointing 4 professors:
Deadline: 13 December 2017
Evidence Information Service
Academic survey on engagement with parliament
We are a group of academics from the Cardiff University, University of Exeter, University College London, University of Bath and University of Bristol working with the House of Commons Library and the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to develop a UK Evidence Information Service (EIS).
The EIS will act as a rapid matchmaking and advisory service, working with existing UK parliamentary systems to connect politicians with the wider network of academics and professionals in science, technology, engineering, maths, medicine, humanities and the social sciences. More details about the project can be found in our Guardian article and GW4 webpage.
We are seeking the confidential views of academics on their attitudes to and experiences of evidence-based policy-making, the usefulness of the EIS and their potential contribution.
The survey is part of the UK Evidence Information Service (EIS) project. We are working with the four UK legislative bodies – UK Parliament, National Assembly for Wales, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly – and are interested in gathering information from academics, including their experience of engaging. The results will be published and publicly available.
We therefore invite all UK researchers in academia and industry to complete an 5-10 minute survey.
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.
Natural Resources Institute University of Greenwich
Rajendran, S., Afari-Sefa, V., Shee, A., Bocher, T., Bekunda, M., & Lukumay, P. J. (2017). Does crop diversity contribute to dietary diversity? Evidence from integration of vegetables into maize-based farming systems. Agriculture & Food Security, 6(1), 50.
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
Xiaolan Fu, Jun Hou and Xiaohui Liu (2017) 'Unpacking the relationship between outward direct investment and innovation performance: evidence from Chinese firms', World Development
Evan Easton-Calabria, Ulrike Krause, Jessica Field, Anubhav Tiwari, Yamini Mookherjee, Caitlin Wake, Veronique Barbelet, Estella Carpi, Amy Slaughter, and Kellie Leeson (2017) RSC Research in Brief: Refugee Self-Reliance: Moving Beyond the Marketplace
Padmini Iyer, Obiageri Bridget Azubuike, and Caine Rolleston (2017) Young Lives School Survey, 2016 –17: Evidence from Vietnam
Martin Woodhead, Jack Rossiter, Andrew Dawes, and Alula Pankhurst (2017) 'Scaling-up early learning as a sustainable development priority: A case study of Ethiopia'. In Linda Miller, Claire Cameron, Carmen Dalli and Nancy Barbour (eds) Sage Handbook of Early Childhood Policy Sage.
Abhijeet Singh and Sofia Krutikova (2017) 'Starting Together, Growing Apart: Gender Gaps in Learning from Preschool to Adulthood in Four Developing Countries', Young Lives Working Paper 174
Tassew Woldehanna, Mesele Araya, and Aregawi Gebremedhin (2017) 'Assessing Children’s Learning Outcomes: A Comparison of two cohorts from Young Lives Ethiopia' Ethiopia Journal of Education.
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
DPU Working Papers
#193 - The making, unmaking, and remaking of Thamesmead. A story of urban design, decline, and renewal in postwar London
By Ariana Markowitz
London School of Economics and Political Science
Bates K, Leone T, Ghandour R, Mitwalli S, Nasr S, Coast E, et al. (2017) Women’s health in the occupied Palestinian territories: Contextual influences on subjective and objective health measures. PLoS ONE 12(10)
Heintz J, Kabeer N & Mahmud S (2017) Cultural norms, economic incentives and women’s labour market behaviour: empirical insights from Bangladesh. Oxford Development Studies
Hochstetler H (2017) Environmental impact assessment: evidence-based policy-making in Brazil. Contemporary Social Science
Isimbi R, Umutoni MF, and Coast E (2017) Exploring Rwandan adolescents' gendered experiences and perspectives. GAGE Research
Lokuge G and Hilhorst D (2017) Outside the net: Intersectionality and inequality in the fisheries of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Women's Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Veli Yadirgi launched his book The Political Economy of the Kurds of Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic (Cambridge University Press, 2017) in which he analyses the socioeconomic and political structures and transformations of the Kurdish people from the Ottoman era through to the modern Turkish Republic.
Ravi Raman has contributed a chapter, 'India: rising trends of international and internal migration' to the forthcoming book A Handbook of Migration and Globalisation which will be published by Edward Elgar Publishing in February 2018
Tim Pringle published a report in conjunction with Chinese NGO China Labour Bulletin. The report, 'China’s Walmart workers: Creating an opportunity for genuine trade unionism' examines why China’s official trade union, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), is passive in supporting Walmart's workers in their struggle for better pay and and decent work, and asks what does the future hold for trade unionism at Walmart and the retail industry in China as a whole.
Diana Suhardiman and Peter Mollinga 'Institutionalized corruption in Indonesian irrigation: An analysis of the upeti system' Development Policy Review
Paolo Novak 'Back to Borders,' Critical Sociology and 'Placing Borders in Development.' Geopolitics
Ryan Brading 'Taiwan’s Millennial Generation: Interests in Polity and Party Politics.' Journal of Current Chinese Affairs
Leandro Vergara-Camus 'Capitalism, Democracy, and the Degrowth Horizon.' Capitalism Nature Socialism
Tim Pringle: 'A Solidarity Machine? Hong Kong Labour NGOs in Guangdong'. Critical Sociology
Tim Pringle and Quan Meng 'Taming Labor: Workers’ struggles, workplace unionism and collective bargaining on a Chinese waterfront.' ILR Review (forthcoming).
Alessandra Mezzadri and Fan Lulu 'Classes of Labour' at the Margins of Global Commodity Chains in India and China,' Development and Change (forthcoming).
Subir Sinha, Fragile Hegemony: Social Media and Competitive Electoral Populism in India. International Journal of Communication vol 11 2017.
All recent staff publications can be viewed through SOAS Research Online.
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Call for papers:
Vivir Bien/ Buen Vivir and post-neoliberal development paths in Latin America: Scope, strategies and the realities of implementation
(Issue Editors: Kepa Artaraz; Melania Calestani; Mei L. Trueba).
For more information please contact Mei Trueba (m.trueba(at)bsms.ac.uk ) or visit the LAP website.
Development Policy & Practice, Open University
New social policy research in Africa
Nicola Yeates, Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, has recently published the following research:
A number of papers from the ESRC-DfID-funded project Professor Yeates is leading, titled Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration (PRARI). These include the Policy Research Brief ‘Southern regionalisms, Global agendas: Innovating inclusive access to health, medicines and social protection in a context of social inequity’ (September 2017) which highlights some key findings from the international social policy research project on regional integration, health and poverty in the Global South. PRARI research papers have been made available through the Africa Portal (open access knowledge resource) and all project materials on regional integration, health and social policy, and poverty reduction, are available on the project website.
‘Managing Welfare Expectations and Social Change: Policy Responses in Asia’ - Guest editors’ introduction to Regional issue of Social Policy & Administration, vol 51, vol 6, (Nicola Yeates, with Ka Ho Mok and Stefan Kuhner, Lingnan University Hong Kong) (2017). This Gold Open Access article opens the special issue comprised of full-length research articles from colleagues in the UK, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Read more…
Teacher educators and OER in East Africa: Interrogating pedagogic change
Freda Wolfenden, Professor of Education and International Development, and Dr Alison Buckler, Research Fellow, have published this chapter focusing on a study examining the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in six teacher education institutions in three contrasting East African settings – Mauritius, Tanzania and Uganda – all of which had previous engagement with OER initiatives. Read more...
Waterlines Vol 36:4 – latest Open Access articles
From new evidence to better practice: finding the sanitation sweet spot
Jan Willem Rosenboom and Radu Ban
Relationship between water, saniation, hygiene, and nutrition: what do Link NCA nutrition casual analyses say?
Jovana Dodos, Blanche Mattern, Jean Lapegue, Mathias Altmann and Myriam Ait Aissa
New Open Access publication from Nigel Poole:
'Poole swims against the tide of meta-analysis, thematic review and non-differentiation. In this new work he embraces Sen’s livelihoods entitlement framework anew and re-affirms people as central to market inclusion. For students of the successes and failures of agricultural markets as a tool to meet global development goals he provides cogent argument, up to date references and important guidance for practice.'
Ben Bennett, Deputy Director of the Natural Resources Institute and Professor of International Trade and Marketing Economics at the University of Greenwich.
Buy a print copy here.
Agroecology: Science and Politics
Peter Rosset and Miguel Altieri
'Agroecology: Science and Politics by Peter Rosset and Miguel Altieri will be an important book that does an excellent job at summarizing what agroecology is as a science, a practice and a movement, as well as the debates that are currently going on regarding agroecology.'
Ivette Perfecto, George W. Pack Professor of Natural Resources, University of Michigan
Buy a print copy here.
New Open Access publication from Robert Chambers
Can We Know Better?
'Always prescient and always wise, Robert Chambers has given development scholars and practitioners yet another gift with this provocative call for “a revolution in development knowing, thinking,
and practice.” But what a commentary on development in practice
that the supposed beneficiaries of development continue to be marginalized and dispossessed. Weep for them and their needless suffering – but read Chambers’s new book and get into action!'
Dr. Robin Broad (Professor after 1st), International Development
Program, American University
Buy a print copy here.
Practical Action Publishing Knowledge eLibraries
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An Emergency for Whom? The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa – migratory routes and development aid in Africa
Ending the Tax Scandals: Five actions the UK government can take to tackle tax avoidance
Testing Community Consent: Tullow Oil project in Kenya
Uprooted by Climate Change: Responding to the growing risk of displacement
Redefining Inclusive Growth in Asia: How APEC can achieve an economy that leaves no one behind
Improving Regional Food Security in the South Caucasus through National Strategies and Smallholder Production: Project Final Evaluation Summary
South Caucasus Food Security Learning Summary: How to support national influencing using a multi-stakeholder approach
Artisanal gold mining: both a woman’s and a man’s world. A Uganda case study
Extractives vs development sovereignty: building living consent rights for African women
Extractive industries as sites of supernormal profits and supernormal patriarchy?
Going underground in South African platinum mines to explore women miners’ experiences
Indigenous women’s anti-mining activism: a gendered analysis of the El Estor struggle in Guatemala
Indigenous women’s struggles to oppose state-sponsored deforestation in Chhattisgarh, India
Integrating a gender perspective into transparency and accountability initiatives: three case studies
Introduction: Natural Resource Justice
Lessons learnt from gender impact assessments of hydropower projects in Laos and Vietnam
The effects of resource extraction on Inuit women and their families: evidence from Canada
Guidelines and toolkits
Gender Justice in Resilience: Enabling the full performance of the system
DSA individual member
The Hidden Wealth of Tanzania
Martin Mandalu PhD (DSA member)
St. Augustine University of Tanzania
This book focuses on Tanzania's social-economic development