PNG Update – PNG: after the elections – CALL FOR PAPERS

This year’s PNG Update Conference will again be held in Port Moresby from 10-11 August 2017. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday, 28th April, 2017.

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PNG Update

2017 aid budget breakfast

Join us the morning after the budget for the fifth annual aid budget breakfast to learn what the 2017-18 budget means for the future of Australian aid.

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2017 aid budget breakfast

Coping with high risk and uncertainty in aid policy design and practice

Professor Fforde will discuss how risk and uncertainty are best coped with in development practice. He will examine the theories of change that underpin aid practitioners’ use of tools such as the logical framework approach.

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Professor Fforde

Complexity in governments and markets

Professor Vito Tanzi presented the challenge of complexity in governments and markets in tax, spending and regulation. Podcast and presentation will be soon available.

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Professor Vito Tanzi

Australian aid evaluations: new policy, Indonesia roads, and PNG health

This forum focused on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s new aid evaluation policy and two recent evaluations. Podcast and presentation slides are available now.

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  • Media covered the launch of a new Master's program at UPNG, our PNG Elections Database, and PNG Budget Database.
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  • Robin Davies authored a Fact Check for The Conversation on Australia's foreign aid.
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  • Coverage of the 2017 Australasian Aid Conference and Mitchell Humanitarian Award.
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  • Our work on Pacific labour mobility has appeared in many media stories, especially as the backpacker tax was debated.
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  • The 2016 PNG Update conference attracted media attention in PNG.
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  • Research Fellow Grant Walton's recent work on corruption was covered in the PNG media.
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