2015 Australasian Aid Conference

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About the conference

Australian National University, 12-13 February 2015

After the positive response to this year’s Australasian Aid and International Development Policy Workshop in February, the conference returned on 12-13 February 2015, once again in partnership with The Asia Foundation, but with a slightly shorter name: the 2015 Australasian Aid Conference.

As in 2014, the aim of the 2015 Australasian aid conference 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 Conference was held at the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, Canberra on February 12 and 13, 2015. The Conference organisers were Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre at ANU; Dr Joel Negin, Senior Lecturer in International Public Health at the University of Sydney; and Jonathan Pryke, Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre.

Call for papers

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 conference, please email devpolicy@anu.edu.au with “2015 Australasian aid conference” in the subject line.

Conference hosts

The Development Policy Centre

The Development Policy Centre (Devpolicy) is a think tank for aid and development serving Australia, the region, and the global development community. Devpolicy undertakes independent research and promotes 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.

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

The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit 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 2013, we provided nearly $114 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at over $10 million. Our development policy work brings together traditional donors 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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