Those who aspire to have a family as well as a career in development are faced with tough decisions. Devpolicy Associate Lindy Kanan writes about her experience pursuing both professional and personal goals.
In a new policy brief and blog series, Research Officer Ashlee Betteridge looks at qualitative and quantitative changes in the Australian aid program's communications efforts, how other large aid agencies communicate their work, and how DFAT can do more.
In a new Devpolicy Discussion Paper and blog series, Sachini Muller and Terence Wood look at how Australian NGOs use their web presence, and what impact receiving government funding has on their online advocacy activities.
Though it once was a world leader in demining, Australia's contribution to the important humanitarian task of removing landmines and other unexploded remnants of war in developing countries is now in steep decline, write Bob McMullan and Robin Davies.
The Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) within DFAT turns ten years old this year. In honour of this anniversary, Ashlee Betteridge and Stephen Howes take a look back at ODE's contributions to the quality of Australian aid.
- John Domyal on How did PNG spend the resources boom?
- John Domyal on The perils of quantifying corruption
- Sarah McKenzie on Restoring land in East Africa for the environment, the economy, and for women
- Rod Reeve on Teacher development evaluations
- Calls to rewrite the rules for backpackers and seasonal workers in Australia
Stephen Howes speaks to Radio Australia.
- Review of Pacific Islands Forum to focus on PACER Plus, West Papua and new members
Matthew Dornan spoke to Radio Australia.
- Australia’s aid for land-mine removal in dramatic decline
Op-ed by Bob McMullan and Robin Davies in The Canberra Times.