International Development


Staff and students at the Department of International Development have developed partnerships with a number of innovative organizations, and frequently organize events on campus that grapple with the most pertinent and difficult issues facing International Development practitioners today.

Find out more about the Sussex Development Lectures, our recent Decolonising Development workshop, and staff collaborations with humanitarian training organizations.

Sussex Development Lectures

The Sussex Development Lecture series is an opportunity to hear from leading global thinkers on development. It is jointly run by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the School of Global Studies and the Centre for International Education based at the University of Sussex and open to students, staff and members of the general public. See Professor Andrea Cornwall, formerly Head of the School of Global Studies at Sussex, speak on Decolonising Gender & Development here:

Decolonising Development Workshop

In our teaching and practice, faculty at the Sussex Department for International Development are particularly concerned with what it means to decolonise development, to examine and undo colonial legacies that shape contemporary development, and to focus on learning from the Global South rather than assuming that exporting models from the Global North always leads to the best outcomes. In the Autumn Term of 2017, we hosted a workshop on Decolonising Development, scribed here by Raquel Duran: