Abstracts, presentations and papers

Opening address
Peter Varghese AO, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Keynote address: Forging a new development future
Kitty van der Heijden, Director, World Resources Institute Europe Office
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Panel 1a - Putting political thinking into development practice
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Designing context-relevant development programs: a problem-focused political economy analysis tool for aid practitioners
Lisa Denney, Overseas Development Institute
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Everyday political analysis
David Hudson, University College London; Heather Marquette, University of Birmingham; and Sam Waldock, UK Department for International Development, Rwanda
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How large, traditional aid programs can be politically smart: experience from Southeast Asia
Thomas Parks, DFAT
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The evaluation of politics and the politics of evaluation: playing the game to change the rules?
Chris Roche, La Trobe University and Irene Guijt, Oxfam Great Britain
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Panel 1b – Aid and local government
Development assistance and the pursuit of inclusive growth: the role of local governance institutions
Chilenye Nwapi, University of Calgary
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The political economy of frontline service delivery in Indonesia: sub-district government’s roles, responsibilities, and realities
Anna Wetterberg, Jana Hertz and Derick W. Brinkerhoff, RTI International
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Promoting development through greater local leadership and innovative new models – sounds good but is it feasible?
Felicity Young, RTI International and Graham Neilsen, Stonewall Medical Centre
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Panel 1c – Aid in a time of flux: effects of development interventions in post-war middle-income Sri Lanka
‘No silver bullet’: interrogating the donor assumption of “entrepreneurship” in micro and small enterprise interventions in Northern Sri Lanka
Mohamed Munas, Centre for Poverty Analysis
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Restoring and rebuilding livelihoods through CDD approaches in conflict settings: Sri Lanka case study
Aftab Lall, Centre for Poverty Analysis
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‘Life and debt’: Assessing the impacts of participatory housing reconstruction in post-conflict Sri Lanka
Vagisha Gunasekara, Centre for Poverty Analysis
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Panel 1d – Global health
Assessing the role of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies in promoting regional public goods for evidence-based policy decisions
Krishna Hort, Nossal Institute for Global Health; Dale Huntington, Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; and Peter Annear, Nossal Institute for Global Health
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Global governance for health: protecting vulnerable people from infectious diseases in countries with weak health systems
Yasushi Katsuma, Waseda University
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Australian health assistance in Indonesia and the region – impacts and opportunities won (and lost?)
Debbie Muirhead, Nossal Institute for Global Health
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Panel 1e – Aid effectiveness: macro issues
The morally defensible allocation of foreign aid: how to effectively assist developing countries while enhancing self-sufficiency, agency, and improved power structures
Sarah W. Dickerson, University of Maryland
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Resolving the great aid debate: power and politics in the pursuit of more effective aid
Jo Hall, ANU
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The first review of an aid donor by recipient countries
Alfred Schuster, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and Sara Carley, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Plenary session: What will the SDGs mean for Asia?
Eun Mee Kim, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of International Studies and Director, Institute for Development and Human Security, Ewha Womans University
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Ye Jiang, Director of the Institute for Global Governance Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS); Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Panel 2a – Aid, agriculture and climate change
The impact of international development aid policy on local development: findings from the National Agricultural Advisory Services program in Uganda
Samuel Bernard Ariong, Mel Gray and Kate Davis, University of Newcastle
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Taking stock of international contributions to low carbon, climate resilient land use in Indonesia
Angela Falconer and Skye Glenday, Climate Policy Initiative
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Donor-supported road projects in Cambodia: accountability challenges for climate-resilient practice
Bunlong Leng, University of Melbourne
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Training seedlings: applying lessons from food security and resource management programs in East Sumba
Shannon Ryan, Anne Crawford and Emma Wanchap, World Vision Australia
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Panel 2b – Australia, PNG and Fiji: aid and beyond
Institutional linkages programs – the key priority for Australia’s spending programs in PNG
Paul Flanagan, ANU
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Migration, merchandise, trade and tourism: a tale of Fiji and Australia
Neelesh Gounder, University of the South Pacific
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Assessing the impact of public finances on the PNG-Australia borderland
Laura Simpson Reeves and Mark Moran, University of Queensland
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Advising: the counterpart perspective
Bridi Rice, La Trobe University
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Panel 2c – Aid, conflict and justice
Supporting peace processes in Southeast Asia: have politically savvy, flexible approaches become the norm?
Seema Chandra, Australian Embassy in Myanmar; Thomas Parks, DFAT; and Patrick Barron, The Asia Foundation
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Innovations in access to justice for Africa’s poorest: lessons learned, insights gained
Adam Dubin, Universidad Pontificia Comillas and New York University - Madrid
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Rowing upstream: the chronicles of Lebanon’s donor funded water sector reform
Rim El Kadi, ANU
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Development and reparations in post-conflict situations
Christoph Sperfeldt, ANU
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Panel 2d – Aid to Indonesia
The unexamined gift: Australia’s aid relationship with Indonesia
Robin Davies, ANU
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An evaluation of GAVI HSS project implementation using Paris Declaration principles
Budi Perdana, Ministry of Health, The Republic of Indonesia; Laksono Trisnantoro and Mubyasyisyir Hasan Basri, University of Gadjah Mada
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Measuring the effectiveness of bilateral aid programs: the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Maternal and Neonatal Health
Krishna Hort, University of Melbourne; Louise Simpson and Nugroho, Australia Indonesia Partnership for Maternal and Neonatal Health
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Panel 2e – Aid and public opinion
What do Australians think about aid?
Camilla Burkot and Terence Wood, ANU
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Why do people get involved with international development? Modelling individual dynamics of engagement in the UK
Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson and David Hudson, La Trobe University and ANU
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After dinner address
Bob McMullan, former Parliamentary Secretary for International Development and current Executive Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
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Panel 3a – Aid and the private sector
Credit guarantees and access to finance in the Pacific region
Peter Dirou and Paul Holden, Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI)
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Innovative financing of cataract surgery – the case for piloting a Development Impact Bond
Lachlan McDonald, Alex Rankin and David Lansley, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Australia
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From public to private: transforming subsistence farmers to commercial profit-oriented agribusiness
Rochelle Spencer, Davina Boyd and John Davis, Murdoch University; Catherine Mthinda and Charles Masangano, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi; Stanley Khaila, Agriculture Extension Consultant; Geoff Heinrich, Catholic Relief Services Southern Africa Regional Office, Zambia
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Resisting the formulaic: measuring the impact of aid on entrepreneurship and development
Simon White, Independent Policy Advisor
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Panel 3b – Climate change and global public goods
International financing for climate change adaptation in Small Island Developing States
Stacy-Ann Robinson and Matthew Dornan, ANU
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Financing the future: how much will the SDGs cost and can developing countries afford them?
Romilly Greenhill, Chris Hoy, Paddy Carter and Marcus Manuel, Overseas Development Institute
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“Socialism masquerading as environmentalism”? International climate finance and party politics in Australia
Jonathan Pickering, University of Canberra and Paul Mitchell, RMIT University
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Panel 3c – New perspectives on aid, recovery and statebuilding
Aid in fragile and conflict-affected situations: new perspectives on building state capacity
Lisa Denney, Overseas Development Institute
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Aid in fragile and conflict-based situations: new perspectives on state legitimacy and statebuilding
Rachel Slater, Richard Mallet and Hamish Nixon, Overseas Development Institute
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Aid in fragile and conflict-affected situations: new perspectives on stakeholders and statebuilding Rachel Slater and Richard Mallet, Overseas Development Institute
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Panel 3d – Global health: lessons from PNG and the Pacific
Immunisation programs in the Pacific: health security threats and implications for donors
Stewart Tyson, Independent Consultant; John Clements, University of Melbourne and Independent Consultant; and Rebecca Dodd, DFAT
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Implementing global strategies to improve maternal health
Susan Crabtree, University of Auckland
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Preparing the PNG health workforce for an emergent pandemic: health security and health systems strengthening in action
Joel Negin, University of Sydney and Glen Mola, University of Papua New Guinea
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Aid effectiveness in nursing and midwifery: a multi-sectorial approach
Michele Rumsey, Caroline Homer, Jodi Thiessen, Amanda Neill and Lin Lock, University of Technology Sydney
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Panel 3e – Humanitarian aid
Using aid to buy humanitarian space: the politics of Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Alex Douglas, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue’s Rakhine State Project
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The business of saving lives: accountability to whom? Private sector engagement in humanitarian action
Nicole Rencoret, Consultant, Humanitarian Advisory Group and MBA student, University of Warwick
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Keynote address: Launch of the 2015 Australian aid stakeholder survey results
Terence Wood, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, ANU
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Panel 4a – Australian aid policy
Terence Wood, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, and co-author of the 2015 aid stakeholder survey; Richard Moore, Former Deputy Director General, AusAID; Marc Purcell, CEO of the Australian Council for International Development; and Alison Baker, Principal, Development Assistance, GHD
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Panel 4b – Aid to and from Asia
Are there any long-run commercial benefits for Australia of its aid to Asian countries? A dynamic panel econometric technique analysis
Sabit Amum Otor and Matthew Dornan, ANU
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The changing role of Indonesia in development cooperation: the shifting rhetoric of South-South cooperation
Miranda Tahalele, ANU
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China’s triangular aid cooperation, a promising new trend?
Denghua Zhang, ANU
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Panel 4c – Migration: Pacific and Timor-Leste
Seasonal labour migration and development in the Pacific
Rochelle Bailey, ANU
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‘On the ship, you can do anything’: development impacts of international cruise ship employment for i-Kiribati migrant women
Sophia Kagan, International Labour Organization
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Labour mobility between Pacific Island countries
Carmen Voigt-Graf, NRI and ANU
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Experiences of young Timorese as migrant workers in Korea
Ann Wigglesworth and Zulmira Fonseca, Independent Consultants
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Panel 4d – Research and culture
What is effective aid in research for development? Designing, implementing and evaluating enhanced research for development programs
Bethany Davies, Clear Horizon; Julien Colomer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Brian Belcher and Daniel Suryadarma, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
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International agricultural research and multi-stakeholder partnership in the era of the SDGs. New practice agenda, new science agenda
Andy Hall, CSIRO; Kumuda Dorai, LINK Ltd; and Jerone Dijkman, Independent Science and Partnership Council of the CGIAR
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Aid and archaeology: the role of cultural heritage in sustainable development
Katherine Harper, The University of Sydney
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Panel 4e – Power, politics and marginalisation
Noelene Nabulivou, DIVA for Equality; Bronwyn Tilbury, International Women’s Development Agency; Cai Wilkinson, Deakin University; Gillian Fletcher, La Trobe University and Developmental Leadership Program
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Plenary session: International climate change – Perspectives on Paris
Howard Bamsey, Adjunct Professor, Regulatory Institutions Network, ANU and formerly Australia’s Special Envoy on Climate Change
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Jaehyoung Lee, Professor, Korea University School of Law and Legal Advisor to Korean delegation to UN climate change negotiations
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Stephen Howes, Professor, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU
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Panel 5a – Social and gender analysis
Microfinance and social hierarchy after international intervention: Timorese case studies on both sides of the border
Melissa Johnston, Murdoch University
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Understanding the intangible: Evaluating a gender norms change program in Solomon Islands
Tracy McDiarmid and Erin Goddard, World Vision Australia
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Exploring how ‘participation’ and ‘inclusion’ are constructed into local NGO projects that provide services for people with disabilities in rural Cambodia
Nuth Monyrath, RMIT University
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Gender analysis of Oxfam savings and loans groups in Timor-Leste
Sara Niner and Katy Cornwell, Monash University; Christina Benevides, Timor Surveys
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Panel 5b – Aid and governance
The role of international donors in media reform in Myanmar: dealing with the fluctuation of political will by the state
Nwet Kay Khine, Mahidol University
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Political settlements and the politics of inclusion
Alina Rocha Menocal, University of Birmingham
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Aid and social movements in Cambodia
Sokphea Young, University of Melbourne
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Panel 5c – Financial management and private sector challenges in small countries
History, geography and public financial management in small island states
Kylie Coulson, Curtin University
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Towards ‘problem driven’ public financial management reform in Pacific island countries
Richard Bontjer, Asian Development Bank; Sierd Hadley, Overseas Development Institute; Tobias Haque, World Bank; Philipp Krause, Overseas Development Institute; Vinayak Nagaraj and Johannes Wolf, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
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The relevance of the Doing Business Indicators to Pacific island economies
Paul Holden and Terry Reid, Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI)
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Panel 5d – Aid and education: lessons from PNG
Education policy in practice, global lessons from PNG
Adeola Capel, Australian Council for Educational Research and Regina Mabia, Department of Education
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Improving quality education in a world obsessed with student numbers: the case of PNG
Anthony Swan and Grant Walton, ANU
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Panel 5e – Forces shaping aid policy, and how we can influence aid for the better
David Hudson, La Trobe University and ANU; Jo Spratt, ANU; Ben Day, ANU; and Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson, La Trobe University and ANU
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