The Development Policy Centre (Devpolicy) is a think tank for aid and development serving Australia, the region, and the global development community. We undertake independent research and promote practical initiatives to improve the effectiveness of Australian aid, to support the development of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island region, and to contribute to better global development policy. Our discussion papers, policy briefs and reports make our research available for all. Our events are fora for the dissemination of findings and the exchange of information and ideas. The Devpolicy Blog is our platform for analysis, discussion and debate. We are based at Crawford School of Public Policy in the College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University.
The Development Policy blog provides a platform for the best in aid and development analysis, with a focus on Australia, the Pacific and Asia.
- Our work on Pacific labour mobility has appeared in many media stories, especially as the backpacker tax was debated. » read more
- The 2016 PNG Update conference attracted media attention in PNG. » read more
- Research Fellow Grant Walton's recent work on corruption was covered in the PNG media. » read more
- Stephen Howes speaks to media about the unfair competition between backpackers and seasonal workers in the horticulture sector. » read more
- Matthew Dornan and Tess Newton Cain wrote on the outcomes of the 2016 Pacific Islands Forum leaders' meet. » read more
- In an op-ed, Bob McMullan and Robin Davies argue that Australia’s aid for land-mine removal is in dramatic decline. » read more