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.
Catch up on some of our most popular posts from a big year in Australian aid, PNG and the Pacific and global development policy.
A new policy brief by Paul Flanagan argues that real changes are needed quickly in PNG's fiscal, monetary and foreign exchange policies to avoid a crisis.
Has PNG been able to translate its booming mineral wealth into services for ordinary people? This new NRI-ANU report shares the findings of a 2012 survey of 360 primary schools and primary health care clinics across eight provinces in PNG, from the nation's capital to its most inaccessible regions.
The 2015 Australasian Aid Conference will be held on 12-13 February at ANU, with a line-up of high level home-grown and international speakers. Registrations are now open.
- Rod Reeve on Julie Bishop, aid and taxes
- Tess Newton Cain on The 2014 elections in Solomon Islands: did anything change? Will anything change?
- Grant Walton on Education and development: limitations and unintended consequences
- Terence Wood on The 2014 elections in Solomon Islands: did anything change? Will anything change?
- Oil price drop shatters hopes for PNG LNG sector
Visiting Fellow Paul Flanagan speaks to Radio National Breakfast.
- The goals of foreign aid: to reduce poverty or feed the ‘fads’
Stephen Howes and Robin Davies on goal-setting in Australian aid.
- Inside the takedowns of AusAID and CIDA
Stephen Howes and Robin Davies quoted in Devex.