A new database launched in Port Moresby on 16 March makes election results for all general elections held in Papua New Guinea since 1972 available to the public. Terence Wood presents five key points you should know about election results in PNG.
Is conditionality -- the requirement that aid recipients undertake certain actions in return for the provision of that aid -- inherently inconsistent with an ownership agenda? In a new paper published in Development Policy Review, Matthew Dornan looks at the experiences of Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Tuvalu.
Would you prefer the income of a poor person in Australia or a rich person in PNG? Research Officer Henry Sherrell argues for a broadening of public debates about inequality and immigration in Australia.
PNG’s resource boom has come to an end. In theory, the real exchange rate should depreciate. However, this has not happened as much as expected, and foreign exchange reserves have fallen. In a new Devpolicy Discussion Paper, Marcel Schröder and Rohan Fox examine the extent to which the kina is currently overvalued, and what should be done about it.
In his first week in office, new US president Donald Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule. Research Officers Ashlee Betteridge and Camilla Burkot discuss the likely consequences and why Australia should stick to its current guidelines for family planning and Australian aid.
- Dr Amanda H A Watson on Telecommunication and broadcasting regulation in Papua New Guinea – in conversation with the regulator
- Nilesh on The end of the golden age
- Pablo Tuffano on Inequality and immigration in Australia
- Emmanuel Bobola on Telecommunication and broadcasting regulation in Papua New Guinea – in conversation with the regulator
- Four takeaways from the Australasian Aid Conference
Devex summary of our 2017 conference held in February.
- Award for feeding Africa's hungry a feather in vet's cap
Profile in Fairfax papers on the winner of our 2017 Mitchell Humanitarian Award, Robyn Alders.
- FactCheck: What are the facts on Australia’s foreign aid spending?
Robin Davies writes for The Conversation on Australian aid flows since the 1960s.