Terence Wood

Terence Wood

Terence Wood is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. He heads our program of research into Australian and New Zealand aid. Terence’s research interests include aid policy, the politics of aid, and governance in developing countries. He has recently finished his PhD, studying voter behaviour in the Solomon Islands elections. Prior to commencing PhD study Terence worked for the New Zealand government aid program.

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Aid at the end of Murray McCully’s time as NZ’s foreign minister

On Monday (1 May), Murray McCully will step down as New Zealand’s foreign minister, to be replaced by Gerry Brownlee. Brownlee is a long serving…

Fortnightly links: Zuckerberg, UNFPA, life expectancy, and Global Fund

Michael Hobbes asked 40 development practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists: how should Mark Zuckerberg spend his US$45 billion? On Policy Forum, Sharon Bessell delivers a strong…

What’s your opinion about Australian aid?

As part of our ongoing research on public opinion about aid, in 2016 we placed a set of questions about aid in a large national public…

Fortnightly links: worms, inequality, paywalls and happiness

Has inequality started to fall in China? Ravi Kanbur, Yue Wang and Xiaobo Zhang’s analysis suggests it has. Still on inequality, but now talking globally,…

New Zealand needs an aid campaign–here’s how to get it

As the years since 2008 have shown, New Zealand needs a sustained, coordinated civil society voice that campaigns for better aid. In its absence, when…

Gauging change in Australian aid – new journal article

Slowly but surely, the post-2013 changes to Australian aid have begun to attract academic interest. As of late last year, three journal articles had been…

Fortnightly links: famine, feminist development policy, edible drones, snakebite, and more

An estimated 40% of people in South Sudan and 50% in Somalia — over 10 million people in total — are in urgent need of food,…

Fortnightly links: Fanon, voting, new podcast, Global Fund, and more

Adam Shatz has a beautiful piece on the subtleties, and contradictions, of Franz Fanon. An intriguing lawyer’s diary in the London Review of Books tells…

Fortnightly links: humanitarian aid vs ice cream, DFID’s new strategy, cholera, and more

Does the world really spend more than three times as much on on ice cream each year as it does on humanitarian assistance? The BBC’s…

Fortnightly links: aid and democracy, empowering women, South Sudan, and more

Sarah Blodgett Bermeo has a great, non-technical, post explaining what we know about the relationship between aid and democracy. Interesting evidence from IPA on the…