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Newsletter: Aid budget | Rosie Batty in PNG | Opinions on Australian aid

Newsletter: Aid budget | Rosie Batty in PNG | Opinions on Australian aid

 Aid budget proposals and analysis After several rounds of large cuts, the 2017-18 federal budget is likely to be the first to see an increase,…

In Brief

Aid at the end of Murray McCully’s time as NZ’s foreign minister

On Monday (1 May), Murray McCully will step down as New Zealand’s foreign minister, to be replaced by Gerry Brownlee. Brownlee is a long serving…

Fortnightly links: Zuckerberg, UNFPA, life expectancy, and Global Fund

Michael Hobbes asked 40 development practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists: how should Mark Zuckerberg spend his US$45 billion? On Policy Forum, Sharon Bessell delivers a strong…

What’s your opinion about Australian aid?

As part of our ongoing research on public opinion about aid, in 2016 we placed a set of questions about aid in a large national public…

Lecture in the Land of the Unexpected: ANU positions based at the University of Papua New Guinea

As part of the ongoing partnership between Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, (where Devpolicy sits) and the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of…

Snakes and ladders: Australia fades in the 2016 aid stakes

Each northern spring, the OECD releases data on Official Development Assistance (ODA) flows from the members of its Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in the most…

Fortnightly links: worms, inequality, paywalls and happiness

Has inequality started to fall in China? Ravi Kanbur, Yue Wang and Xiaobo Zhang’s analysis suggests it has. Still on inequality, but now talking globally,…

New publication on land transformations in Melanesia

Kastom, Property and Ideology: Land Transformations in Melanesia is a new ANU Press publication that examines the highly contested and political issue of land in…

The future of USAID and more

Aid and foreign policy geeks alike should listen to the latest episode of the Pod Save the World podcast, where former National Security Council (NSC)…

New Zealand needs an aid campaign–here’s how to get it

As the years since 2008 have shown, New Zealand needs a sustained, coordinated civil society voice that campaigns for better aid. In its absence, when…

Gauging change in Australian aid – new journal article

Slowly but surely, the post-2013 changes to Australian aid have begun to attract academic interest. As of late last year, three journal articles had been…