Jo Spratt

Jo Spratt

Jo Spratt is an ANU PhD candidate studying NZ aid policy. Before this, Jo was an NGO advocate, manager and capacity-developer working in the Pacific. Jo is interested in global health, NGOs, and the practice of development and aid’s role in this. She is also a Registered Nurse.

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Ted Cruz and a leaderless USAID

In April this year the Obama administration nominated Gayle Smith to become the head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Ms Smith…

Final call for papers: upcoming DevNet conference in New Zealand

From 27 to 29 November 2014, the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet) and the University of Otago will host the biennial DevNet…

Pacific women and contraceptive use: what are the barriers?

The issue of contraceptive side effects always arises when I’ve had the opportunity to talk to women from various Pacific island countries about their contraceptive…

Recycling money in New Zealand’s aid budget

Unlike Australia, New Zealand’s budget contains no surprises for aid. We’ve had a National Party government for nearly six years, and those years have already…

More progress needed on access to safe abortions: new report

Every year 22 million women experience the trauma of an unsafe abortion: 47,000 die as a result. For five million more the outcome is a…