Welcome to DSA Ireland

Welcome to the Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI). The DSAI is Ireland's only association for researchers and practitioners working in the field of international development. 

While the annual conference is a principal focus for the association, the DSAI 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 DSAI itself.

Photo credit: Learning route participants interact with local communities in Isiolo, Kenya. Timothy Mwaura / CGIAR (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) 

Member Benefits

Join the network & study groups Join the network & study groups
Join a vibrant network of researchers and practitioners
Event funding Event funding
Access funding for your events and study group
Get event discounts Get event discounts
Get great discounts on summer schools, conferences and events.
Build a knowledge network Build a knowledge network
Share toolkits, reports and innovations



  • DSA UK 2018: Call for Papers 

    Conference: Global Inequalities University of Manchester, 27-29th June
    Call for papers: Deadline 5th March. Concept note
    Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:54
  • Opportunity: Trocaire short-term consultancy

    Trócaire invites expressions of interest for a short term consultancy, from Feb/March 2018, to develop a Research Strategy and Research Toolkit. Deadline...
    Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:06
  • Handbook on Development and Social Change

        DSAI are proud to announce this forthcoming volume on development and social change edited by Prof. Honor Fagan and Prof Ronaldo Munck, ...
    Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:55
  • Latin America Development Issues Course

    The Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) is organising a Latin American Development Issues course. 
    In this QQI Level 5 module, participants...
    Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:21

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