In July and August 2013 the Development Policy Centre surveyed 356 stakeholders in the Australian aid program. Now the results are in and you can download the full report.
Transparency International PNG recently launched a report that outlines how Papua New Guineans understand corruption and anti-corruption efforts. One of the authors of the report, Devpolicy Research Fellow Grant Walton, discussed the findings in a two part series.
Parliamentary committee inquiries into the Australian aid program over the last decade have been few and far between, even as the aid program has grown. A new policy brief by Ashlee Betteridge and Stephen Howes suggests that a dedicated committee or subcommittee could improve parliamentary oversight of the aid program.
On November 14, Jim Adams, former World Bank Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, delivered the second Harold Mitchell Development Policy Annual Lecture. In his speech and blog post, he looked at the successes of the economic reform process in Africa and highlighted lessons for the Pacific region and its donors.
Global aid grew by more than 60 per cent over the decade to 2010, reaching $136.9 billion. But in 2011 and 2012, it fell by a total of six per cent. Will it continue on this steep downward path in 2013, or stabilise and recover? For the second year running, we have analysed the aid spending intentions of the largest member countries of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee.
- Edward Suinao on Sometimes corruption makes sense: insights from research into Papua New Guinean understandings of corruption
- Sera Vakalala on In conversation with Sina Retzlaff
- Tess Newton Cain on 2013 Australian aid stakeholder survey. Part 2: and now the bad news
- Terence Wood on Eight things you should know: running the numbers on New Zealand aid flows
- Unfinished business key to Australia's aid shake-up
Op-ed by Stephen Howes in The Canberra Times on Australian aid stakeholder survey results.
- Mining the abyss
Margaret Callan and Andrew Anton Mako cited by The Global Mail.
- East Timor claims it knows which Australian spies bugged its offices
Stephen Howes in SMH/The Age.