Best of the Development Policy Blog 2012

By Devpolicy Blog Editor

February 2012

The Development Policy Centre is a research centre within the ANU‟s Crawford School. We promote research and discussion relating to Australian aid, the Pacific and PNG, and global development policy. The Development Policy Blog ( is our platform for sharing the best analysis in these three areas, both from our own researchers and from others.

Since the first post on September 1 2010 we have published more than 500 posts from over 150 contributors. Here are the 12 most popular blogs of 2012, presented in chronological order. We hope you enjoy them. Comments are welcome on all of our posts, new and old, so visit and have your say.

Howes, S. (ed) 2013, ‘Best of the Development Policy Blog 2012’, Report, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.

Karen Downing

Karen Downing is Research Communications Coordinator at the Development Policy Centre.