Research at the Department of Development Studies

The Department of Development Studies is a world-leading research-led department, known internationally for its critical approach to development.

We have unrivalled expertise of regional development in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, and an outstanding reputation for the study of non-Western development processes and systems of thought.

Our academics and research students work across a wide spectrum of development-related issues that are centrally important to the greatest challenges facing our planet. We aim to shape global debates in the department’s core areas of research.