Lives in times of war, famine and civil unrest

In this lecture, Nick will provide a human face to development issues and share his experiences documenting the lives of people in some of the poorest countries of the world.

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Rakia, 20, and her daughter, Nafissa, 3, Niger, 2005. Photo © Nick Danziger

The Social Observatory: integrating the social sciences for adaptive practice

Vijayendra Rao discusses the work of the Social Observatory, a unit in the World Bank's Development Research Group.

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Photo by World Bank Group

Supporting economic reform in Vanuatu: the Governance for Growth program

The speakers review the successes and failures of the program, and whether the lessons of the last ten years have implications for other small island developing states.

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Strengthening government systems and processes in PNG: ICAC and other issues

In this seminar, Dr Eric Kwa will discuss the agenda and approach being taken by PNG’s new government in relation to strengthening government systems and processes.

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Eric Kwa

China and the United States as aid donors: past and future trajectories

In this seminar, Professor Frank Bongiorno will launch and Dr Patrick Kilby will discuss his recent monograph for the East West Center on US and Chinese aid.

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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.

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  • Our 2017 PNG Update conference, held in conjunction with the University of Papua New Guinea, gained substantial news coverage.
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  • Our 2017 Pacific Update conference held at USP featured in regional media.
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  • Our analysis on the 2017-18 aid budget, and our aid budget breakfast event, was covered by media.
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  • Devpolicy migration expert Henry Sherrell spoke to numerous media outlets about the impacts of changes to the 457 visa scheme.
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  • Some of our recent PNG research on corruption and aid advisors has been the subject of radio interviews.
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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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