Despite calls for more collaboration and mergers in the development and community sectors in Australia, there is little evidence that this is occurring. Ashlee Betteridge and Stephen Howes present three arguments for why the future of Australian development NGOs is likely one of fragmentation rather than consolidation.
In the latest Devpolicy Discussion Paper Grant Walton and Sinclair Dinnen argue that in the Pacific organised crime is less about tattoos, drugs and gangs, and more about networks of politicians and business elites enabled and strengthened by economic globalisation.
Ahead of a major international aid conference in Afghanistan, Deputy Minister for Policy in Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance, Ameen Habibi, spoke with Devpolicy’s Nematullah Bizhan about the conference and lessons learned from aid to Afghanistan to date.
Those who aspire to have a family as well as a career in development are faced with tough decisions. Devpolicy Associate Lindy Kanan writes about her experience pursuing both professional and personal goals.
In a new policy brief and blog series, Research Officer Ashlee Betteridge looks at qualitative and quantitative changes in the Australian aid program's communications efforts, how other large aid agencies communicate their work, and how DFAT can do more.
- Terence on Numbers, trends or norms: what changes Australians’ opinions about aid?
- Jordi Vidal on Settling as an expat in Port Moresby – a personal account
- David Guy on Australian development NGOs: the future is fragmented
- Grant Walton on An insider’s view on education reform (and corruption) in PNG: an interview with Peter Michael Magury
- Calls to rewrite the rules for backpackers and seasonal workers in Australia
Stephen Howes speaks to Radio Australia.
- Review of Pacific Islands Forum to focus on PACER Plus, West Papua and new members
Matthew Dornan spoke to Radio Australia.
- Australia’s aid for land-mine removal in dramatic decline
Op-ed by Bob McMullan and Robin Davies in The Canberra Times.