Fortnightly links: Rohingya crisis, PNG independence, blockchain technology and more
By Camilla Burkot, Terence Wood and Sachini Muller
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.
About the author/s
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 is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. His research focuses on political governance in Western Melanesia, and Australian and New Zealand aid.
Sachini Muller was a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She is currently completing a Master of Globalisation at ANU.