Abstracts, presentations and papers

Day one

Opening address
The Hon Senator Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Keynote address: The strugglers
Nancy Birdsall, President Emeritus, Center for Global Development
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Panel 1a – Launch of Inside the black box of political will
Inside the black box of political will: findings from 10 years of the Developmental Leadership Program
David Hudson, Claire Mcloughlin and Heather Marquette, DFID/University of Birmingham, and Chris Roche, La Trobe University
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Contestation and consultation: the politics of Myanmar’s investment law reform
Niheer Dasandi, University of Birmingham
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Digital feminism in Fiji
Tait Brimacombe, La Trobe University
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A Pacific practitioner view on the politics of contestation
Anna Naupa, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia
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Panel 1b – Aid and health
Family planning in Timor-Leste: collaborative governance?
Belinda Lawton, ANU
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Addressing health outcomes in Papua New Guinea: lessons for donors
Michele Rumsey, Jodi Thiessen, Amanda Neill and Caroline Homer, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development, University of Technology Sydney

Health phone services in Papua New Guinea: lessons for donors
Amanda H A Watson, ANU, and Ralph Kaule, University of Papua New Guinea
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Panel 1c – Gender based violence and sorcery
Increased usage of GBV services in Sandaun and Western Highlands provinces in PNG following intervention
Mirriam Dogimab, William Yeka, Daniel Tesfaye and Ignatius Mogaba, FHI 360
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Security and sorcery: Pacific experience and international debates
Miranda Forsyth, ANU
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What we don’t hear: gender relations and development in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
Kate Higgins, University of Queensland

The price we pay – can you ever cost violence against women?
Emma Tiaree, CARE
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Panel 1d – Aid for inclusive trade
Ravi Kewalram, DFAT

Cyn-Young Park, Asian Development Bank
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Steven Baker, AECOM
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Andy Hunter, World Vision Australia
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Panel 1e – Aid policy, research and effectiveness
So you want your research to influence change? Evidence-based insights for development actors to increase development impact
Joanne Crawford, RDI Network Steering Committee/International Women’s Development Agency, Juliet Willetts, RDI Network Steering Committee/Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Jane Hutchison, Murdoch University, and Debbie Muirhead, Consultant
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Partnering for more effective aid and development
Philippa Smales, RDI Network, and Keren Winterford, Institute for Sustianable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
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Entrepreneurs and aid policy change
Joanna Spratt and Benjamin Day, ANU
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Why do well-designed M&E systems seldom inform decision-making?
Damien Sweeney and Byron Pakula, Clear Horizon Consulting
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Panel 1f – Aid and education
The sustainability of benefits from educational development projects in Indonesia
Robert Cannon, Independent Consultant
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The Beacon School Initiative: a small-scale project for national education reform in Cambodia
Heidi Peterson and Christine Deng, Oaktree
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Aid and teachers in intercultural settings: struggles and strategies by the exchange teachers invited to South Korea
Su Bin (Sarah) Yeo, Global Education Cooperation, Seoul National University
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Panel 1g – Regional update: trends and issues in Asian development cooperation
Heejin Lee, Korean Association of International Development and Cooperation
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Anthea Mulakala, The Asia Foundation
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Tatsufumi Yamagata, Japan Society for International Development
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Yasuyuki Sawada, Asian Development Bank
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Plenary session: Civil society in Asian development cooperation
Jin-kyung Kim, Program Specialist, Civil Society Cooperation Team, Korean International Cooperation Agency
Supriya Roychoudhury, Independent Analyst: Indian development cooperation
Takeshi Komino, General Secretary, Church World Service, Japan
Haoming Huang, Vice-President, China Association for Non-Profit Organisations

Panel 2a – Regional health security: what is Australia’s role?
Robin Davies, DFAT
Barbara McPake, Nossal Institute for Global Health
Amanda McClelland, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies [via Skype]
Nicholas Thomson, Nossal Institute for Global Health

Panel 2b – Aid and governance
Land administration aid programs in Asia: success stories and lessons learned
Tony Burns and Daniel Paez, Land Equity International
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Policy execution – from theory to practice
Ben French, Oxford Policy Management
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Evaluating value for money in international development: the Pakistan sub-national governance program
Julian King, Julian King & Associated Ltd, and Stephanie Allan, Oxford Policy Management
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Are behavioural insights the ultimate isomorphic mimicry?
Cindy Wiryakusuma, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
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Panel 2c – Gender and politics in practice
Being the first
Ceridwen Spark, RMIT, and John Cox, La Trobe University

‘The Waria of Banjamarsin’
Erman Rahman, Mark Koenig, Bryony Lau, Bambang Ertanto Cahyo Dewa, and Debra Ladner, The Asia Foundation

The Pacific Leadership Program and CEDAW in Tonga
Mereani Rokotuibau, Pacific Leadership Program, and Deborah Rhodes, Independent Consultant

From silos to synergy: learning from politically informed, gender aware programming
Helen Derbyshire, Consultant, Chris Roche, La Trobe University, Sam Gibson, Palladium, and David Hudson, University of Birmingham

Panel 2d – Insights from Australia’s experiences in agricultural research for development
Dynamic impact assessment framewords and their role in changing development contexts
Andrew Alford, ACIAR

Findings from an impact assessment into Australia’s investments in giant clam research in the Indo-Pacific
Federico Davila, Sustineo

Factors influencing achievements and impact in collaborative research projects in the Asia-Pacific
Tony Bartlett, ACIAR

Number, networks, and narratives: evaluating research for development projects over long-term timeframes
Lorrae van Kerkhoff, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU

Panel 2e – The changing aid landscape
Australian and Chinese scholarships to Cambodia: who gets them and why?
Kongkea Chhoeun, ANU

Moving away from aid? The case of Indonesia
Annalisa Prizzon, Overseas Development Institute

Between gift-theory and development cooperation: the nature of Indonesian South-South cooperation
Miranda Tahalele, ANU

Panel 2f – Labour mobility
Trade, livelihoods and development in Papua New Guinea’s South Fly region: navigating regulatory regimes in the Torres Strait borderlands
Peter Chaudhry, Kevin Murphy, and Mark Moran, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland

Timorese migrant workers in the Australian Seasonal Worker Program
Ann Wigglesworth, Victoria University, and Abel Boavida dos Santos, National University of Timor Lorosa’e
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Australian Seasonal Worker Program: mapping remittances for East Timorese workers in Australian country towns
Annie Yuan Cih Wu, University of Sydney
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