Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific

Speakers from the Asian Development Bank will launch two reports on trade for development in Asia and the Pacific.

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Source: Asian Development Bank on Flickr

Lives in times of war, famine and civil unrest

In this lecture, photographer Nick Danziger 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

2018 Australasian Aid Conference

The conference will bring together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia and beyond who are working on aid and international development policy to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research community.

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The social contract, preferences for redistribution, and tax morale

The speakers drew on experimental research with informal sector workers in Mexico and a unique survey on taxation and social protection in Myanmar to help advance the debate on tax morale. Podcast and slides will be available soon.

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Source: Myanmar Governance Network

Women, peace and security: a new global index

This event saw the Australian launch of the Women, Peace and Security Index. The speakers discussed the main findings and their implications. The podcast and slides are now available.

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Women Police Officers in Liberia. Photo by UNFPA Flickr.

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  • Our analysis on aid, development and the Pacific in the new Foreign Policy White Paper was featured on the blog and in the media.
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