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Newsletter: Pacific Update livestreaming | ANU-WB labour mobility launch | Innovation and data | Climate change financing | Reform in fragile states

Newsletter: Pacific Update livestreaming | ANU-WB labour mobility launch | Innovation and data | Climate change financing | Reform in fragile states

2016 Pacific Update – livestreamed event  The upcoming Pacific Update, the region’s premier public policy conference will be broadcast around the world in livestream format….

In Brief

A day in the life of a Solomon Islands MP

Rick Hou, a Solomon Islands Member of Parliament, visited ANU earlier this year, attached to the Coral Bell School’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia…

Fortnightly links: Kiribati, malaria, data, refugee mental health, #WhatIReallyReallyWant and more

This NY Times feature highlights some of the efforts that the Kiribati government is making to prepare for the effects of climate change. In the…

Pacific Update Livestream – July 18 & 19

Even if you can’t make it to Suva, you can still join this year’s Pacific Update conference on 18-19 July through the web livestream. Access…

An update on US aid legislation

Sometimes it’s nice to be proven wrong. In our latest policy brief, on the topic of aid legislation, we highlighted several positive aspects of the…

Fortnightly links: NGO framing, grit, local elections in Indonesia and more

A hard hitting podcast on how the War on Terror has compromised and otherwise challenged humanitarian aid. An intriguing (but pay-walled) article on how NGOs…

Pacific summit aims to turn tide on NCDs

In the global health world, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are often relegated to secondary status behind what are characterised as more ‘glamorous’ and ‘urgent’ epidemics, such…

Fortnightly links: aid distribution, RCTs, Brexit, superbugs, the UN, and more

Do middle income countries get more aid per person than poorer countries, as suggested by Professor Hans Rosling? Owen Barder offers a careful analysis of…

UPNG-ANU academics begin health and education research

Over the past two months a small team of academics from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and The Australian National University (ANU) have…

Two new Pacific publications launched in Port Vila

Two new Pacific publications were launched in an event last week at Hannington’s kava bar in Port Vila, Vanuatu. ‘The New Pacific Diplomacy’, edited by…

Overweight and obesity in Asia and the Pacific: determinants, consequences, and policies for better health

ADBI Workshop on Overweight and Obesity in Asia and the Pacific: Determinants, Consequences, and Policies for Better Health Koror, Palau — 17-18 August 2016 In…