Though it once was a world leader in demining, Australia's contribution to the important humanitarian task of removing landmines and other unexploded remnants of war in developing countries is now in steep decline, write Bob McMullan and Robin Davies.
The Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) within DFAT turns ten years old this year. In honour of this anniversary, Ashlee Betteridge and Stephen Howes take a look back at ODE's contributions to the quality of Australian aid.
A new report from the Development Policy Centre and the World Bank explores the potential benefits of labour mobility for the Pacific region, finding that by 2040 it could generate 80,000 jobs, 50% more remittances, and an additional US$10 billion in income.
How much aid for adaptation to climate change do Pacific countries receive, how is it distributed and who provides it? Visiting Fellow Carola Betzold examines these questions and more in the latest Devpolicy Discussion Paper.
Now that the federal election is over, Visiting Fellow Bob McMullan argues it is time to give policy proposals around increasing private sector investment in the Pacific more serious consideration.
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Robin Davies writes for The Conversation.
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Stephen Howes on Radio National Breakfast.
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Robin Davies writes for The Guardian.