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Newsletter: Labour mobility | Femili PNG down under | PNG Update | New arrival

Newsletter: Labour mobility | Femili PNG down under | PNG Update | New arrival

New thinking about Pacific labour mobility A full-day workshop on June 2 will present a range of new policy-relevant research on Pacific labour mobility for…

In Brief

Individual Deprivation Measure: short-term survey analysis opportunity

The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) is a new, gender-sensitive and multidimensional measure of poverty. The IDM Program is a partnership between The Australian National University and…

Aid commitments welcome

I was delighted to see Tim Costello and Brian Doolan, amongst others, at the announcement by Tanya Plibersek of Labor’s election policy on development. This…

What about the private sector?

Like many who watched live, or later observed the social networks light up, I was pleased to hear the Australian aid program get some airplay…

Fortnightly links: pirates, polls, Brazil, #allmalepanels, Kunduz bombing, and more

Plummeting oil prices have had worrying impacts on development and livelihoods in many countries around the world. They have also sparked a change in piracy…

Fortnightly links: future of aid, ethical fashion, incentives, Nepal aftermath, and water ATMs

In this article and podcast [29 mins], ABC’s Future Tense takes a closer look at the future of aid, as countries dedicate increasing portions of their…

The way we were: mean and meaner still

One practical way to think about how generous we are as a nation to the world’s poor is to compare it to the cost of…

ANU-UPNG partnership update: commencement of 3-year training program and other highlights

Dr Manoj Pandey, visiting lecturer in Economics at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) under the ANU-UPNG partnership, has completed the first two sessions…

Pacific islanders in PNG’s construction industry: PAILS Forum 2016

Carmen Voigt-Graf, Devpolicy Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the National Research Institute (NRI) in Port Moresby, was invited by the World Bank to present…

An update on Vanuatu’s runway

The statistics are in and there has indeed been a drop in visitor arrivals to Vanuatu. In February 2016, visitor arrivals by airplane were 21%…

2016 aid budget breakfast livestream

Last year saw the biggest cuts ever to the Australian aid program. This year more than $200 million is slated to be cut from the aid…