Past Events

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What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?
What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?
12.30–1.30pm 27 May 2022
Dr Terence Wood and Maholopa Laveil

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Limited preferential voting (LPV) was introduced in the wake of the 2002 general elections in Papua New Guinea. Twenty years on and three general elections later, this presentation reports on new research examining LPV’s impact on electoral processes and outcomes, as well as governance more generally. Although the research found little evidence of large changes — either positive or negative — stemming from the shift in electoral systems, there is evidence of smaller benefits and costs, as well as tantalising hints of possible future potential.

Speakers
Dr Terence Wood
Research Fellow Development Policy Centre, ANU

Maholopa Laveil
Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Public Policy, UPNG

Co-author
Michael Kabuni
PhD candidate, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

This presentation is based on a recent Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 101, ‘What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?’

The ANU-UPNG seminar series is part of the partnership between the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the UPNG School of Business and Public Policy, supported by the PNG-Aus Partnership.

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Growth, a graphic exposition
Growth, a graphic exposition
7.30–8.30pm 7 June 2022
Dr Lant Pritchett

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Why has the development debate amongst academia and mainstream development institutions swung so sharply from growth to redistribution? Dr Lant Pritchett, Research Director of the RISE Programme and fellow at the London School of Economics, argues that economic growth is far more important for poverty reduction than targeted programs, and has five graphs to prove it, and to help illuminate our thinking on growth and development.

Speaker

Dr Lant Pritchett, RISE Research Director, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

The AAC Speaker Series brings back some of our favourite speakers from the Australasian AID Conference, co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre and The Asia Foundation.

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International Development Election Forums: the Coalition
International Development Election Forums: the Coalition
10.30–11.30am 13 May 2022
Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

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Ahead of the 21 May Federal Election, the Development Policy Centre co-hosted a series of International Development Election Forums.

The Forums aim to provide political parties with the opportunity to convey their platform and priorities for Australia’s international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance programs. They are also an opportunity for stakeholders, the media and the general public to hear from the candidates on these issues and to gain clarity on the parties’ specific policies and commitments ahead of the election.

This third Forum featured the Coalition’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja.

Following an address from the Senator, there was a moderated discussion with a small number of in-person invitees. The discussion was moderated by former ABC journalist, broadcaster and researcher, Louise Maher.

The International Development Election Forums are a joint initiative of the ANU Crawford School​ of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre, the Australian Council for International Development and the International Development Contractors’ Community.

The first Forum featured the Australian Greens’ spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Senator Janet Rice, and spokesperson on International Aid and Development, Senator Mehreen Faruqi. The second was presented by the Opposition’s Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP.

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International Development Election Forums: Australian Labor Party
International Development Election Forums: Australian Labor Party
10–11am 9 May 2022
Pat Conroy MP

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Ahead of the 21 May Federal Election, the Development Policy Centre co-hosted a series of International Development Election Forums.

The Forums aim to provide political parties with the opportunity to convey their platform and priorities for Australia’s international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance programs. They are also an opportunity for stakeholders, the media and the general public to hear from the candidates on these issues and to gain clarity on the parties’ specific policies and commitments ahead of the election.

This second International Development Election Forum featured the Opposition’s Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP.

Following an address from Mr Conroy, there was a moderated discussion with a small number of in-person invitees. The discussion was moderated by former ABC journalist, broadcaster and researcher, Louise Maher.

The Forum was livestreamed via the Development Policy Centre’s YouTube channel.

The International Development Election Forums are a joint initiative of the ANU Crawford School​ of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre, the Australian Council for International Development and the International Development Contractors’ Community.

The first Forum featured the Australian Greens’ spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Senator Janet Rice, and spokesperson on International Aid and Development, Senator Mehreen Faruqi. The third was presented by the Coalition’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja.

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US sins toward the developing world: how they harm them and us
US sins toward the developing world: how they harm them and us
10–11am 24 May 2022
Dr Nancy Birdsall

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Most international development advocates focus their efforts on aid. But other rich country policies matter as much or more for developing country growth and poverty reduction. Dr Nancy Birdsall puts the spotlight on US policies including trade and intellectual property rights, climate and anti-corruption to weigh up the benefits they bring and the harm they do to the developing countries of the world.

Speaker

Dr Nancy Birdsall, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

The AAC Speaker Series brings back some of our favourite speakers from the Australasian AID Conference, co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre and The Asia Foundation.

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