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Newsletter: PNG tax reform | AAC conference program | Three-Minute Aid Pitch | New Aid Profile

Newsletter: PNG tax reform | AAC conference program | Three-Minute Aid Pitch | New Aid Profile

The big squeeze: tax reform and economic diversification in PNG PNG’s current fiscal squeeze has highlighted the country’s vulnerability to commodity price swings. In his…

In Brief

Support for ODA and donations to NGOs (previous paper replaced)

In 2014, Alexandra Humphrey Cifuentes, Jonathan Pryke and I published the Devpolicy Discussion Paper, “Putting our money where our mouths are? Donations to NGOs and…

Practicing what we preach: Devpolicy receives 4* transparency rating

Transparency is one of the enduring (exasperating, some might say) topics that we have focused on in our research around Australian aid and global development….

Big developments in ANZ seasonal work schemes

In Australia, the Turnbull Government has finally passed an amended backpacker income tax rate of 15 per cent. The proposed tax rate for backpackers started…

Fortnightly links: Trump, education, tons of aid, donated shoes, and more

The ODI’s Alex Their offers his take on what a Trump presidency might mean for aid. And other ODI experts offer their views on President-elect…

Phillip Passmore: not your ordinary pharmacist

When major disasters strike in developing countries, donated goods are never far behind. But too often they are unneeded, unusable or provided far in excess…

Got an idea for Australian aid? 3MAP

The 2017 Australasian Aid Conference (AAC) is coming up on February 15 and 16. It will be the fourth annual AAC, and the biggest yet….

2025 and Beyond: a future international development agenda for Australia

A study being conducted by researchers at the Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance, The University of Western Australia, aims to evaluate current long term…

Not the Millennium Villages: Colin and Ria in Eastern Indonesia

When Colin Barlow and Ria Gondowarsito worked together on a report on poverty in Eastern Indonesia in the late 1980s, they didn’t know that it…

Milder than Tony Abbott? Trump on foreign aid

You might not expect Donald Trump to have thought or said much about foreign assistance. In fact, he has made more than a few remarks…

WHO response on Pacific diabetes prevalence

Devpolicy Blog recently published an article titled “Pacific diabetes prevalence: lower than reported“. Diabetes continues to be a major health and societal burden to Pacific island…