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PNG is Australia’s largest aid recipient, receiving over $500 million a year in development assistance. In the last few months, a number of evaluations have been published of various, important Australian aid projects in PNG, including: the response to the drought of 2015; support for the roads sector; and funding for multilateral organisations to strengthen PNG’s health sector.
This forum brought the authors of those evaluations together with expert commentators to discuss the findings of these evaluations, their robustness, and the implications for the Australian aid program.
The forum is presented as part of the Development Policy Centre’s PNG Project, which receives funding from the Australian Aid Program through the Pacific Governance and Leadership Precinct.
Wendy Jarvie, Adjunct Professor, School of Business, University of NSW Canberra, Member, Independent Evaluation Committee, Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade (since 2012).
Ian Anderson, Associate, Development Policy Centre, ANU.
Mike Bourke, Honorary Associate Professor, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU.
Bernard Broughton, Independent Consultant.
Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU.
David Slattery, Director, Office of Development Effectiveness, DFAT. Colin Wiltshire, Research Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU.
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