2014 Australasian Aid Conference

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About the workshop

Australian National University, 13-14 February 2014

Research into aid in Australia and Asia is growing. Aid is only one of a number of policy instruments by which countries can promote development. Labour mobility policies show enormous variation around the region. Policies on trade and in relation to international standards are also important. So too are the policies of international, multilateral and regional bodies, such as the G20, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. International climate change negotiations and related architectural and funding questions will have an enormous impact on our future. All of these subjects are under active research by various academics across Asia and the Pacific.

The aim of the 2014 Australasian Aid and International Development Policy Workshop was to bring together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific and Asia who are working on aid and international development policy to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research community.

The Workshop was held at the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, Canberra, Australia on February 13 and 14, 2014. It was co-convened by Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre at ANU and Dr Joel Negin, Senior Lecturer in International Public Health at the University of Sydney.

Call for papers

The call for papers is now closed.

The Conference was multi-disciplinary in nature. We welcomed papers from academics and practitioners on the following topics:

  • Aid effectiveness, at both the micro and macro level
  • The political economy and politics of aid
  • Aid and security
  • Aid from traditional and/or non-traditional donors
  • International public goods
  • Migration and international trade policy, from a development perspective
  • The international aid and development architecture, including the G20, World Bank, and other international agencies
  • International climate change negotiations and architecture

If you have questions about the workshop, please email devpolicy@anu.edu.au.

The 2014 Australasian Aid and International Development Policy Workshop was co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre of the ANU, and The Asia Foundation.

About our sponsors

The Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

The Development Policy Centre (Devpolicy) is an aid and development policy think tank based out of the Crawford School of Public Policy in the Australian National University. The Centre emerged at a time of unprecedented growth in the Australian aid program.[1] The Development Policy Centre researches and promotes discussion of aid effectiveness, the Pacific Islands (including Papua New Guinea), and development policy.

The centre is based at the Crawford School of Public Policy in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University, and was established in September 2010.

The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2012, we provided nearly $100 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at over $30 million. Our development policy work brings together traditional and emerging Asian providers to share their perspectives and ideas about the changing dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region and international development cooperation.

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