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Anthony Clunies-Ross: contributor to the common good

Anthony Clunies-Ross: contributor to the common good

Anthony Clunies-Ross, who died suddenly of a heart attack on 16 March, made a remarkable contribution to national and global economic and social strategy. He…

In Brief

Weekend links: Malawi, PNG, graduating from poverty, remittances, hazard pay for Ebola workers, and the legacy of slavery

In an interview with the Guardian, Africa’s first female ex-president, Malawi’s Joyce Banda, insists that gender played only a minor role in her rapid ascent to the…

Violence in South Pacific has intergenerational impact: UNICEF report

A new report [pdf] from UNICEF Pacific highlights the high rates of violence against women and children in the region and the intergenerational cycle of…

Julie Bishop on the aid cuts: “fair and appropriate”

In an interview on RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop discussed and defended the aid cuts in last week’s budget, backing the…

Powerful talk on family violence in Timor-Leste

A powerful and moving TEDx talk from Timor-Leste highlights the intergenerational challenge of tackling family and sexual violence. In her address to TEDxDili, activist Bella…

Weekend links: TED talks, mobile coverage, NGOs in conflict, lotteries as HIV prevention, South Sudan, and more

TED talks are a popular forum for sharing ideas on a plethora of topics. But what impact might they actually have? A new analysis [gated; ungated…

2015 Pacific Update

The Development Policy Centre, Asian Development Bank, and University of the South Pacific (School of Economics) are pleased to announce that the 2015 Pacific Update will…

Australian aid budget forum and coverage

If you missed our Australian aid budget breakfast forum the morning after the 2015 Federal Budget, catch up with the video below. Presentation slides are…

Executions haven’t changed opinions on Indonesia aid: poll

A new poll by the Lowy Institute shows that the recent executions of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran for drug trafficking in Indonesia haven’t…

Weekend links: UK & Australian aid, development is WEIRD, Burundi, garbage coding, FGC, and more

By the time this post is published, the polls will have closed in Britain. Despite the UK enshrining the 0.7% of GNI commitment in law…

Aid cuts get the comedy treatment

While the aid cuts announced in December and to be detailed in next week’s budget may be hard for many to laugh about, Charlie Pickering…