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USAID launches Global Development Lab

Earlier this month, USAID announced the launch of its Global Development Lab, which aims to harness technology and science-based solutions to work toward ending global poverty. The Lab…

Government funding of development NGOs: what’s the right amount?

Recently on the Devpolicy Blog my colleagues analysed how reliant Australian development NGOs are on government funding. In their analysis they were clear that they…

Submissions to DFAT on benchmarks: proceed with caution

Earlier this year DFAT held consultations with key stakeholders on how to best develop rigorous performance benchmarks for Australia’s aid program. The benchmarks “intend to…

More procurement irregularities uncovered in PNG health

The Office of the Inspector General at The Global Fund has released a report on irregularities in procurement and cash advances in Papua New Guinea’s…

Better little read than dead: AusAID’s blog goes quiet

The poor AusAID Engage blog never really seemed to achieve a lot of audience traction, but it was at least an attempt to stimulate some…

Finding common ground: the Senate inquiry on Australian aid

Yesterday the Senate released its report on Australia’s aid program, with 24 main recommendations and 11 dissenting ones (3 by the Coalition and 8 by…

Hardship in the Pacific

The World Bank has released the latest video in their Praxis discussion series, focusing on hardship in the Pacific (‘hardship’ apparently being the politically correct word for poverty…

ADB looking for researchers on Pacific economic linkages

The Asian Development Bank’s Pacific Department is searching for researchers to undertake six studies to improve understanding on the evolving linkages between Pacific economies. The ADB is…

Cooling the hype on cash transfers

The charity GiveDirectly has been generating a lot of hype over the past few years for turning the conventional aid paradigm on its head by…

Parliamentary inquiry announced on role of private sector in development

Hot on the heels of the announcement of an inquiry into the human rights of women and girls in the region, the newly formed Foreign Affairs and Aid Subcommittee of…