Centre for Development Studies

Our interdisciplinary and collaborative researchers engage with international development policy and practice.

Our research

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Our members and our events

Find out more about the Centre for Development Studies' members; our forthcoming events and watch previously recorded lectures.

Where next for UK aid?

Sailors and Marines aboard an aircraft for humanitarian assistance

Watch a video recording of our recent Institute for Policy Research and Centre for Development Studies event examining the question: Where next for UK aid?

The concept of Developmental States

Stephan Haggard, Professor of Political Science, delivers a lecture about the concept of Developmental States, with reference to China and East Asia.


Find out more about what our researchers have been up to recently.

About us

Research carried out by Centre for Development Studies (CDS) affiliates touch on many issues and geographies. Much of our work is focussed on the interaction between change at local, national and global levels; the dynamics of inequality, poverty, gender and other forms of discrimination; the importance (and challenge) of doing research spanning different academic disciplines and retaining academic independence while also engaging directly in policy, practice and power relations.

3 East University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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