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A trans-Pacific sea change?—Aid and economic diplomacy in Canada and Australia

Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop has spoken frequently of the government’s intention to accord high priority to ‘economic diplomacy’ (for example, here, here and here)….

PNG Medical Association voices concerns about medical supply procurement

Members of PNG’s Medical Association have written on PNG Exposed about their concerns that a contract for medical supply kits may be awarded to a company that…

Ask me later, Senator: aid questioning draws a blank at Estimates

Anybody interested in the immediate future of Australian aid might spend a couple of hours ploughing through the transcript of the Department of Foreign Affairs…

Dry spell dropouts: rainfall and girls’ education in Uganda

Global education advocates are constantly looking for solutions to keep girls in school for longer in developing countries. But could an answer lie in the…