As part of a new project for 2014, the Development Policy Centre is looking for stories about Australian aid. We are looking for stories in which people actually involved in the development and implementation of aid activities do the talking. Do you have a ripping yarn to share?
Matthew Dornan writes on his new research looking at why energy poverty persists in the Pacific. Why is access to electricity still so low for those living in rural areas?
Roger Riddell provides an updated answer to the question of whether foreign aid really works in a blog post and discussion paper for Devpolicy.
In our latest policy brief, Björn Dressel and Sinclair Dinnen discuss political settlements. They argue that although the concept offers great potential, its current unconditional embrace by the development community may not be wise.
Devpolicy Blog editors Stephen Howes and Jonathan Pryke make their picks for the best blog posts of 2013--a tough choice from the 292 blogs and 148 ‘in briefs’ we published over the year.
- Jesse Doyle on Julie Bishop promoting the Seasonal Worker Program
- Ashlee Betteridge on The double malnutrition burden: time for Australia to lead
- E. John Blunt on Navigating the potholes that plague infrastructure development in PNG
- Andrew Baldwin on Understanding Aid for Trade part two: a critique
- Matthew Dornan on Dateline Pacific
Matthew Dornan speaks on pooling in the Pacific on Radio NZ.
- Australian governments aid cuts overshadowed by asylum policy
Robin Davies on the Australia Network.
- Making a foe of a friend
Grant Walton's blog post on negative nationalism in PNG quoted by The Australian.