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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In Brief

Support for ODA and donations to NGOs (previous paper replaced)

In 2014, Alexandra Humphrey Cifuentes, Jonathan Pryke and I published the Devpolicy Discussion Paper, “Putting our money where our mouths are? Donations to NGOs and…

Fortnightly links: Trump, education, tons of aid, donated shoes, and more

The ODI’s Alex Their offers his take on what a Trump presidency might mean for aid. And other ODI experts offer their views on President-elect…

Fortnightly links: Colombia, Turkey, economists on Africa, border walls, and more

ABC’s Rear Vision podcast looks at why the referendum to end Columbia’s civil war failed and what might come next. Writing in the New Yorker Dexter Filkins looks at Fethullah Gülen,…

Fortnightly links: development unicorns, sweatshops, Afghan aid, cobalt, and more

Stories of failed development innovations are like unicorns — rare but welcome. An example can be found in this summary, or access the full article in the…

Fortnightly links: RCT sceptics, cash + childcare, US-China trade, Global Fund, and more

Angus Deaton exchanges his RCT scepticism for a carefully considered pros and cons approach in this new NBER working paper (ungated here). Aptly enough, this…

Fortnightly links: evaluation and data, immunization, the ethics of aid, Ethiopia, and more

A blog, linked to longer documents, from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) offers some clear-headed thinking on just what sort of evaluation is…

Fortnightly links: ending war, food rations, rebooting aid and trade, corporate concessions, and more

Did you know that a Colombian ceasefire signed in June means that half of the earth — the entire Western hemisphere — is now free of…

Fortnightly links: banking and cash transfers, Angola, redistribution, and Rio 2016

An interesting study (gated; ungated) using experimental evidence from Uganda, Malawi, and Chile finds that providing free bank accounts only modestly increases savings and does not…

Fortnightly links: worms (again!), bombs, South Sudan, human rights, and more

The worm wars continue! A new meta-analysis (from one of deworming’s main advocates) disputes the findings of the Cochrane analysis (which you’ve no doubt read…

Fortnightly links: Kiribati, malaria, data, refugee mental health, #WhatIReallyReallyWant and more

This NY Times feature highlights some of the efforts that the Kiribati government is making to prepare for the effects of climate change. In the…