Fortnightly links: Rohingya crisis, PNG independence, blockchain technology and more

Rohingyas in Bangladesh 2013 (Pierre Prakash/EU/ECHO/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Rohingyas in Bangladesh 2013 (Pierre Prakash/EU/ECHO/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

A new report from ODI traces the history and impact of the results agenda within the UK’s Department for International Development.

To mark PNG independence day Paul Flanagan has a blog post tracking the country’s post-independence development trends.

With the Rohingya crisis worsening, here is an explainer on the situation (including photos).

Cuts to funding global health will have devastating effects, according to a Gates Foundation report.

In a strong message to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week, Oxfam welcomed refugees into President Trump’s childhood home.

Blockchain technology, a “shared digital ledger system”, could transform international aid. The United Nations World Food Program is using it to bring efficiency to refugee camps, saving 98 per cent of money-management costs, as this article explains.

Camilla Burkot

Camilla Burkot was a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre, and Editor of the Devpolicy Blog, from 2015 to 2017. She has a background in social anthropology and holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and has field experience in Eastern and Southern Africa, and PNG. She now works for the Burnet Institute.

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.

Sachini Muller

Sachini Muller is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She is currently completing a Master of Globalisation at the ANU and her interests lie in research and the aid and development sector, particularly in Asia and the Pacific.

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