Abstracts, presentations and papers

Opening address
Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development
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Keynote address – The future of aid: three orthodoxies contested
Robin Davies, Associate Director, Development Policy Centre
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Panel 1a – Health I
Making a cohesive health goal from the Open Working Group’s camel: a critical analysis and synthesis of the proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal for health
Peter S Hill, Claire E Brolan and Hebe Gouda – University of Queensland
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mHealth and telemedicine – Is Australia’s experience relevant to LMICs?
Lucy Palmer, Mott MacDonald, Anthony Huszar, Mott MacDonald Australia, Adrian Ryan, Swiftwell eHealth Services, Matt Woods, independent
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Neglected disease research & development: a smart investment of aid dollars
Dale Halliday, Rachel Howard, Penny Farrell and Catherine Hirst – Policy Cures
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Panel 1b – Making aid policy
Making aid policy: decisionmakers matter
Benjamin Day, ANU
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Making aid policy: identity matters
Carmen Robledo, ANU
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Making aid policy: institutions matter
Jo Spratt, ANU
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Panel 1c – Aid and governance I
Enhancing aid effectiveness in decentralised contexts: the case for a changed orientation to Australian support to service delivery
Juliet Willetts and Keren Winterford, UTS
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Public administration development in Kosovo and East Timor: different places, different actors; same policies, same outcomes?
Mary Venner, Consultant
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The dilemma of aid dependence – South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Colombia, Afghanistan and Iraq
Nematullah Bizhan, Princeton University
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Panel 1d – Aid from Asia
A comparative study on Chinese and Indian development cooperation policy
Li Xiaoyun, Zhou Taidong, China Agricultural University
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Chinese aid to Laos
Phanthanousone (Pepe) Khennavong, ANU and Department of Cooperation, Lao Government
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Plenary session – Recipient perspectives on aid
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Managing diversity: the changing aid and development landscape in Timor Leste
Fidelis Magalhaes, Chief of Staff to the President of Timor Leste
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Changing aid landscape and Cambodia’s future development agenda
Heng Chou, Director General of the Department of Policy and Development Assistance Coordination, Council for Development of Cambodia
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The recent aid coordination framework in Laos: engagement and change
Phanthanousone (Pepe) Khennavong, ANU and Department of Cooperation, Lao Government
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Panel 2a – Recipient perspectives
The age of choice: how are developing countries managing the new aid landscape?
Romilly Greenhill, Annalisa Prizzon, Andrew Rogerson, ODI
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How should aid agencies evolve? Perspectives from developing countries
Jonathan Pickering and Robin Davies, ANU
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Panel 2b – Aid and public opinion
Official development assistance vs People2People microlending: the case of Australia
Guglielmo Briscese and Francesco Bailo, University of Sydney
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Australians, opinions and aid
Terence Wood, Alexandra Humphrey Cifuentes, Jonathan Pryke, ANU
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Panel 2c – Aid to the Pacific
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All talk and no action: has the Pacific regional health architecture improved over the last five years?
Joel Negin, University of Sydney
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Tertiary scholarships in Pacific Island States: a public policy challenge and emerging responses
Stephen Close, World Bank
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Trends in aid to the Pacific islands: Budget support, conditionality and effectiveness
Matthew Dornan and Jonathan Pryke, ANU
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Panel 2d – Aid and security
Transitional justice in international development assistance
Christoph Spefeldt, ANU
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Shaping the rule of law in Myanmar: What role do intermediaries play in development assistance?
Kristina Simion, ANU
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Development partners and political settlements: bystanders or key actors?
Kristie Drucza, Deakin University
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Keynote address - Aid for health and its influence on health systems
Barbara McPake, Director of the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
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Panel 3a – Health II

Priority setting in global health: the role of donor and recipient preferences
Rohan Sweeney and Duncan Mortimer, Monash University
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Country experiences of graduating from global health programme financing
Mark Pearson, HLSP Institute, Clare Dickinson, HLSP Institute, Jackie Mundy, Mott MacDonald
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Donor’s involvement in health system strengthening in Mongolia: differences between thinking and doing
Anar Ulikpan and Peter Hill, University of Queensland
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Panel 3b – Aid, development and conflicts in the Asian frontier
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Understanding conflict, development, and statebuilding: frontier dynamics in central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Rachel Diprose, University of Melbourne
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Drugs and development in the Afghan-Tajik borderlands
Jonathan Goodhand, University of Melbourne
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Anxious integration: development in Sri Lanka’s post-war frontier
Bart Klem, University of Melbourne and Thiruni Kelegama, University of Zurich
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Panel 3c – Aid and governance II

Sustaining social accountability mechanisms in frontline public service delivery: findings from four Indonesian districts
Anna Wetterberg, Jana C. Hertz and Derick W. Brinkerhoff, RTI International
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Foreign aid via civil society support programs in Vietnam: regulation and re-configuration under the Party-State
Thiem Bui, University of Queensland
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Panel 3d – Australian aid history and stories

A history of AusAID
Jack Corbett, Griffith University

Australian aid stores
Robin Davies, ANU

Panel 4a – Research, universities and aid

Research for better aid: an evaluation of DFAT’s investments
Thomas Davis, DFAT and John Young, ODI
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Research for development – measuring impact at multiple scales
Neil Lazarow, CSIRO, James Butler, CSIRO, Jeff Connor, CSIRO, Seona Meharg, CSIRO, Shuang Liu, CSIRO, John Kandulu, CSIRO, Christian Roth, CSIRO, and Kate Duggan, Griffin NRM Pty Ltd
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Panel 4b – Aid and the private sector

Public v Private in global health systems: a systematic review
Belinda Thompson, ANU
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Can we move beyond aid in our lifetime? Opportunities, challenges and possible routes forward
Alwyn Chilver, GRM Futures Group, Kylie Charlton, Unitus Capital, Lewis Brimblecombe, GRM Futures Group, & Madeleine Plocki, GRM Futures Group
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Panel 4c – Frameworks for aid effectiveness

Is aid project benefit cost analysis (BCA) useful when benefits are uncertain and prospective?
Jeffrey D. Connor, CSIRO, John Kandulu, CSIRO, Shuang Liu, CSIRO, James Butler, CSIRO, John Ward, Mekong Futures Consulting
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Getting to impact: reconciling logframes with theories of change
Toni Darbas, CSIRO, Yiheyis Maru, CSIRO, Andrew Alford, ACIAR, Peter Brown, CSIRO, and J Dixon, ACIAR
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Panel 4d – Migration

Australia’s and New Zealand’s seasonal workers programs: a study in contrasts
Richard Curtain, Independent Consultant
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Uneven migration and the shortcomings of ‘migrant entrepreneurship’ in Sri Lanka
Nicola Piper and Matt Withers, University of Sydney
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Plenary session – The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

China’s new international development initiative—AIIB: opportunities and challenges
Qiangwu Zhou, Director of Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center, China
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Plenary session – Aid from India
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India’s experience in development cooperation with Afghanistan
Gulshan Sachdeva, Jawaharlal Nehru University
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Contemporary modalities
Prabodh Saxena, Asian Development Bank
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Panel 5a – Disasters and climate change

Disaster in the Philippines one year on: local perceptions of Typhoon Haiyan, the relief response and subsequent economic recovery
Adrian P. Hewitt, ODI
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Institutionalising sustainable climate-resilient concept into an ADB investment – opportunities and challenges
Bunlong Leng, Simon Batterbury, and Adam Bumpus, University of Melbourne
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Panel 5b – Justice reform

Policing innovations in Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and the autonomous region of Bougainville
Gordon Peake and Sinclair Dinnen, ANU
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Challenging traditional approaches to security and justice reform: local models of community policing
Lisa Denney, ODI
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Political, iterative, culturally sensitive processes to security and justice reform in Timor-Leste
Todd Wassel and Susan Marx, The Asia Foundation
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Panel 5c – Community development

International development and indigenous Australia: learning from each other
Rod Reeve, Ninti One Limited
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Effective strategies for transformation: a review on the utilisation of a strengths’ based approach in Malawi and Tanzania
Annabel Dulhunty and Lisa McMurray, Caritas Australia
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Enhancing aid effectiveness at the micro level – development via dialogical practices
Peter Westoby, University of Queensland
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Panel 5d – Donor perspectives

Benchmarking aid integration – a new diplomatic paradigm?
Richard Moore, Asia Pacific Leaders’ Malaria Alliance
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“£50 and a bicycle”: the role of NGOs in the Australian official aid program
Patrick Kilby, ANU
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