Centre for Development Studies

Centre for Development Studies

An interdisciplinary collaborative research centre critically engaging with international development policy and practice.

Upcoming events

Doctoral Workshop: Researching Urban Exclusion and Inequality: Critical Perspectives on Social Exclusion - Monday 25 January, Unversity of Bath

Research Day: Urban Inequality, Youth and Social Policy in Latin America - Tuesday 26 January, University of Bath


The CDS Blog

Global conflict and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) By James Copestake


Islamist Food Aid won't radicalise Pakistan's earthquake survivors By Ayesha Siddiqi


Why are the Gulf states so reluctant to take in refugees? By Rana Jawad


Disasters as moments of Change By Ayesha Siddiqi


Negotiating Politics and Policy  By Oliver Walton



Working papers

WP43: Relational Wellbeing: A Theoretical and Operational Approach - By Sarah White

WP42: Humanitarian NGOs: Dealing with Authoritarian Regimes - By Oliver Walton

WP 41:'Upliftment’, friends and finance: Everyday concepts and practices of resource exchange Underpinning mobile money adoption in Kenya - By Susan Johnson and Froukje Krijtenberg

WP 40: Towards a plural history of Microfinance - By James Copestake et al

Recent Events

Doctoral Workshop: Hearing, Seeing, Doing: Reflexivity, Creativity and Collaboration in Research 29 & 30 October

Conference: DSA 2015 -  Global Development as Relationship: Dependence, Interdependence or Divide?  07 & 08 September

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