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NGOs gear up campaigns as budget looms

Australian NGOs have launched a media offensive in the last few weeks to rail against the upcoming aid cuts in the Federal Budget, going so…

Weekend reading and listening: innovation critics, corporations, Ebola and politics, South Africa xenophobia, education grants

Few people would be so bold as to brand themselves an ‘innovation critic’ these days — but Rensselaer political theorist Langdon Winner has done just…

Visualising the TB-diabetes co-epidemic in the Pacific

Kerri Viney recently blogged about the co-epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes in Kiribati, including the alarming figure that 7 of the 10 countries with…

Canada creates a bilateral Development Finance Institution: will Australia follow suit?

Some will recall the transparency wobble last year when the Australian government announced its 2014-15 aid budget but declined at first to issue the “Blue…

2015 World Development Indicators highlight 25 years of progress

This week the World Bank released their latest edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) (an accompanying blog post is available here and online tables are…

Weekend reading and listening: Peruvian miners, Yemen, working with friends, development careers, and SDGs response

If your day job feels like a challenge you might want to reflect upon this New Yorker piece on the labours of the miners of…

Learning from UN ‘innovation spaces’

A working paper published in mid March by the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), entitled Innovation spaces: transforming humanitarian practice in the United Nations, presents…

UPNG to mark 50th anniversary with higher ed conference

The University of Papua New Guinea will mark its 50th anniversary in November this year with a conference looking to the future of higher education…

Weekend reading, listening and watching: India, engaging citizens, the media & disaster aid, life on Manus, and more

In this weekend’s audio- and visual-heavy edition, we have deliberately restrained ourselves from describing any link as ‘interesting’ or ‘fascinating’ – we wouldn’t have included…

DAC aid held steady in 2014

Aid provided in 2014 by the member countries of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) came within a whisker of equalling the dollar-value record set in…