Colum Graham

Colum Graham

Colum Graham is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre and PhD candidate at ANU.

Analysis

In Brief

Alarming literacy gap in the Pacific

A series of reports from the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) highlight an alarming gap between declared literacy and functional…

The political economy of project preparation

A new paper (pay-walled) by Christopher Kilby in the Journal of Development Economics examines the political economy of project preparation periods at the World Bank. No-one had tackled this…

Why are Queenslanders against increasing the aid budget?

Here’s a screenshot from the ABC’s Vote Compass survey results with a state and territory breakdown of the top twenty electorates where voters are most…

Cambodia’s elections and aid: what will happen now?

Many of us have been wondering what will happen to aid flows to Cambodia after its July 28 election. With there now being a more…

Humanitarian agencies respond to North Korea flood disaster

South Korea, the World Food Program and the Red Cross have acted in response to recent flooding that has left at least 33 dead, 18…

What impact does aid have in Asia’s contested corners?

A new report by the Asia Foundation titled “The Contested Corners of Asia: Subnational Conflict and International Development Assistance” finds “that subnational conflict is now the most…

Aid to basic education falling: UNESCO report

A recently released Education for All Global Monitoring Report by UNESCO highlights a standstill in reducing the number of children out of school. The report also notes…