Stephen Howes

Stephen Howes

Stephen Howes is the Director of the Development Policy Centre and a Professor of Economics at the Crawford School. Stephen served in senior economic positions for a decade at the World Bank before becoming AusAID’s first Chief Economist. In 2011 he was a member of Australia’s Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness.

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Big developments in ANZ seasonal work schemes

In Australia, the Turnbull Government has finally passed an amended backpacker income tax rate of 15 per cent. The proposed tax rate for backpackers started…

PNG: land of opportunities or contradictions?

Check out the snazzy new National Research Institute (NRI) website, and in particular this speech from NRI Director Dr Charles Yala, presented to the Australia-PNG…

Statement at ANU PNG prayer vigil, Thursday June 9

I thank the organizers of this event, and commend all of you who have come to be here tonight. Our thoughts are with the victims…

PNG prayer vigil at ANU

Following police shootings today (Wednesday 8 June) at UPNG, some ANU staff, the PNG Canberra Students Association and members of the PNG community in Canberra…

Mitchell Global Humanitarian Award

Today we are proud to announce a new prize, the Mitchell Global Humanitarian Award. The Award will recognize Australians and others supported by Australian aid…

UPNG Economics students star at Precinct launch

University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Economics students stole some of the limelight at the launch last Friday of the new Pacific Leadership and Governance…

What is happening to rice policy in PNG?

Last month, Papua New Guinea’s Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) released its 2015 Rice Industry Pricing Review [pdf] in which it warned the government…

ANU-UPNG jobs in economics and public policy ** updated **

As part of the growing partnership between ANU Crawford School of Public Policy (where Devpolicy sits) and the University of Papua New Guinea School of…

Devpolicy hosts roundtable on Solomons’ labour mobility

Yesterday, Devpolicy, in collaboration with and at the request of the Solomon Islands High Commission, hosted a roundtable on the participation of Solomon Islanders in…

Joe Hockey on aid on Q&A

A question on aid popped up in a Q&A grilling of Treasurer Joe Hockey last night and the Treasurer clearly found it to be a challenge. National…