Robin Davies

Robin Davies

Robin Davies is the Associate Director of the Development Policy Centre and an Honorary Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He heads our program of research into global development policy. He was previously a member of AusAID’s senior executive service for a decade, both in Australia and overseas. Most recently he headed AusAID’s international programs and partnerships division. His policy and research interests include multilateral cooperation for development, development and climate change financing models and public-private partnerships for development. He is currently based in Geneva.

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Funding to multilateral organisations hits a new high

According to new OECD analysis, funding for multilateral organisations from the member countries of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) reached an all-time high of…

Canada creates a bilateral Development Finance Institution: will Australia follow suit?

Some will recall the transparency wobble last year when the Australian government announced its 2014-15 aid budget but declined at first to issue the “Blue…

DAC aid held steady in 2014

Aid provided in 2014 by the member countries of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) came within a whisker of equalling the dollar-value record set in…

Funding for TB and malaria product development partnerships: Australia’s back

While the launch of DFAT’s own ‘innovation hub’ captured the limelight on 23 March, foreign minister Julie Bishop announced on the same day, the eve of…

A decent injection: Australian funding for Gavi

A decent injection: Australian funding for Gavi

It was announced overnight that the Gavi Alliance has succeeded in its aim of raising US$7.5 billion in funding from sovereign and private donors to support…

No dream job: Steven Ciobo appointed as Julie Bishop's parliamentary secretary

No dream job: Steven Ciobo appointed as Julie Bishop’s parliamentary secretary

Following Tony Abbott’s pre-Christmas frontbench reshuffle, Queensland MP Steven Ciobo replaces Brett Mason as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. This is mostly…

Right second time: Australia thaws on the Green Climate Fund

Here’s a large understatement: it cannot have been easy for the government to reverse its decision on participation in the UN Green Climate Fund, as just announced…

Human Rights Day isn’t what it used to be

Human Rights Day isn’t what it used to be

Former foreign ministers Bob Carr, Kevin Rudd, Stephen Smith and Alexander Downer have little in common—except that every Human Rights Day, which is today, one…

A puzzling, piddling aid cut: Australian funding for UNEP

Now, shortly after announcing a zero contribution to the UN’s Green Climate Fund (citing unidentified bilateral climate change assistance programs as sufficient), the government has…

Australian aid for the Gavi Vaccine Alliance — additional yes, more no

This week’s parliamentary morning tea in honour of the Gavi Vaccine Alliance was an impressive event. Dr Seth Berkley, Gavi’s CEO, made a compelling case for funding…