How does Australia’s response to the ongoing crisis in Syria stack up? Devpolicy Associate Joanna Spratt finds Australia’s humanitarian efforts have been strong so far, but risk falling victim to upcoming aid budget cuts. Hear more at Devpolicy’s Australian aid evaluations forum on April 29.
Ahead of the release of official post-disaster assessment reports, Matthew Dornan examines the possible economic impacts of cyclone damage and reconstruction in Vanuatu, where declines in agriculture and tourism are likely to be felt for several years to come.
How do low- and middle-income countries see themselves engaging with development assistance providers in the future? A new OECD Development Co-operation Working Paper by Robin Davies and Jonathan Pickering suggests a changing role for DAC donors over the next decade.
Does the World Bank put the delivery of global public goods anywhere near the heart of its operations? J. Warren Evans and Robin Davies gathered diverse perspectives on this question in a new book: Too Global to Fail: the World Bank at the Intersection of National and Global Public Policy in 2025.
The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook delivered by the Treasurer in December handed down the biggest cuts ever for Australian aid. Devpolicy contributors provided analysis on the numbers, what it could mean for the aid program and the possible effect on Australia's standing among international donors. See more of our aid cuts coverage here.
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- Robin Davies on Canada creates a bilateral Development Finance Institution: will Australia follow suit?
- bob mcmullan on Canada creates a bilateral Development Finance Institution: will Australia follow suit?
- Overseas aid is a true test of national character
Devpolicy analysis featured in Sydney Morning Herald editorial.
- The Bjorn legacy: what will Lomborg say about Australian aid (and will anyone listen)?
Stephen Howes interviewed by The Canberra Times.
- Australia’s support for development research falls
Robin Davies speaks to SciDevNet.