White Paper submission: aid themes and volume
Devpolicy’s Foreign Policy White Paper submission argues for less focus in our aid on countries, and more on international development challenges. It also argues for a new aid target of 0.3% of GNI, the average for OECD countries. Read Robin Davies’ blogs here and here, and the full White Paper submission. Other topics covered by our submission are: the role of development in foreign policy, Australia and the Pacific, Pacific labour mobility, and Australian values.
Policy conditionality in the Pacific
The 2017 PNG Update, with the theme “PNG: after the elections” will be held on 10-11 August 2017 at UPNG’s Waigani Campus. See the call for papers. Abstracts due for submission by 28 April 2017.
In other PNG news, UPNG’s School of Business and Public Policy will officially launch its new Master in Economic and Public Policy (MEPP) on 16 March 2017 at 10am, in the Main Lecture Theatre, Waigani Campus. This will be followed by the launch of the Development Policy Centre Papua New Guinea Election Results database by Terence Wood, who will discuss the database and demonstrate its use.
Lots of 2017 Australasian Aid Conference podcasts are now available. Check the website for details.
Rob Lamontagne, a doctoral candidate at Griffith University, is visiting the Development Policy Centre until May. Rob interned at Devpolicy in 2014 whilst researching his master’s thesis on Australia’s anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering policies in Papua New Guinea. His current focus is Australian anticorruption and governance aid to PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. He is collaborating with Grant Walton.
European Union development policy
1215 – 115pm, Tuesday 28 March, Barton Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Details here.
Understanding how change happens
1230 – 130pm, Tuesday 4 April, Weston Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Details here.
Democracy in Africa: past, present and future
1230 – 130pm, Wednesday 12 April, Brindabella Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Details here.
Complexity in governments and markets
530 – 630pm, Thursday 20 April, Weston Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Details here.
On the blog
How new is ‘new conditionality’? By Matthew Dornan
Piecing together the global climate finance system by Jakob Skovgaard, Jonathan Pickering and Carola Betzold
Principles of Family Law in Papua New Guinea: a reflective review by Michelle Nayahamui Rooney
Inequality and immigration in Australia by Henry Sherrell
This is the fortnightly newsletter of the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, published every second Friday.