Three recent posts look at the big questions for Pacific labour mobility. Where is the Pacific seasonal worker game changer? Why are Melanesians living in Australia better educated than their Polynesian counterparts? And could the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) finally be taking steps to facilitate labour mobility in the region? Catch up on all our Pacific labour mobility posts here.
When they are surveyed, Australians appear to be supportive of aid work. But little else is known about the nature of their support. A new Devpolicy Discussion Paper looks at support for ODA and donations to development NGOs at the electorate level to assess which socioeconomic factors or political beliefs might influence their support.
In a three-part series, Joel Negin explores whether scholarships are a good use of Australian aid, shares some research looking at the outcomes of scholarship recipients in three African countries, and writes on the future directions the scholarship program could take.
New research by Matthew Dornan and Philippa Brant looks at how Pacific island governments are negotiating and managing Chinese development assistance, and whether or not it is being done effectively.
After the positive response to this year’s event, we are pleased to announce that the 2015 Australasian Aid Conference will be held on 12-13 February at ANU. A call for papers is now open.
- Tess Newton Cain on Capacity development in economic policy agencies
- Ronan Leonard on Five lessons for Australian aid from the Ebola crisis
- Prasad S on Capacity development in economic policy agencies
- Jonathan Pickering on NGOs, climate aid, and China’s change of heart
- Census data shows Australian Melanesians better educated than Polynesians
Stephen Howes speaks to Radio Australia.
- Companies struggle to pay bills, after the Bank of Papua New Guinea ‘rations’ kina
Visiting Fellow Paul Flanagan speaks to Business Advantage PNG.
- President SBY’s second-term development scorecard
Stephen Howes and Robin Davies on East Asia Forum.