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Supporting survivors of violence in PNG to find safety

For women experiencing family or sexual violence in Papua New Guinea, sometimes moving away from the violence is the best available option. In a story…

Fortnightly links: awful aid reporting, development looking backwards and forwards, and more…

Australian aid has been on the receiving end of some awful ‘journalism’ of late. In addition to Miranda Devine’s aid fairy tales, there’s been The…

Weekend links: W. Arthur Lewis remembered, Worm Wars redux, don’t worry be happy, and more…

London School of Economics has a great podcast involving Stuart Corbridge, Paul Collier and Dani Rodrik. The podcast is of a panel held to commemorate the…

Solomon Islands Election Results Database

Databases, almost by definition, are not interesting things, but election results are an important part of any democracy’s history. My PhD involved studying Solomon Islands…

Pulling our weight on refugees? Nope, nope, nope

Australia, readers of The Australian have learned, is well and truly ‘pulling its weight on refugees’. Australia is said to be the most generous receiver…

Weekend links: the Middle East, FAO debate, the private sector, and more…

If you’re pondering the sad state of affairs in Iraq, Syria and much of the rest of the Middle East, Hugh Roberts has some excellent…

PNG researchers boost quantitative skills in Moresby workshop

In the latest collaboration between ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the University of Papua New Guinea, a two-day Quantitative Methods Workshop was held on 29-30…

Weekend links: Žižek on Greece, Worm Wars, an empiricist strikes back, and more…

In this weekend’s edition of the links, we start with a long read from philosopher Slavoj Žižek. In his typically expansive style, Žižek paints a rather bleak picture of…

New poll on aid, charity and Australian voters

For those trying to stay abreast of what the Australian public thinks about international development, and the sacrifices people are willing to make to help…

A positive prognosis for community-based NCD screening

A study published this month by The Lancet Global Health is the first to demonstrate that community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries…