Discussion papers

DP 97 Sorcery accusation related violence in Papua New Guinea: The impact of SARV on children
Miranda Forsyth, Philip Gibbs, William Kipongi and Ibolya Losoncz, October 2021
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DP 96 Why do so many MPs lose their seats in PNG?
Colin Filer, Terence Wood and Henry Ivarature, September 2021
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DP 95 Institutional constituents of human well-being in Papua New Guinea: A second district-level analysis
Colin Filer, Jon Fraenkel and Terence Wood, May 2021
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» See also DP 92 Geographical constituents of human well-being in Papua New Guinea: A district-level analysis

DP 94 Australian NGOs overseas
Terence Wood, April 2021
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DP 93 Correlates of women’s autonomy over economic decisions in Papua New Guinea
Rohan Fox, March 2021
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DP 92 Geographical constituents of human well-being in Papua New Guinea: A district-level analysis
Colin Filer and Terence Wood, February 2021
Note: this discussion paper was slightly revised on 10 March 2021
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DP 91 Worsening employment outcomes for Pacific technical graduate job-seekers
Richard Curtain and Stephen Howes, February 2021
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DP 90 Estimating the population of Papua New Guinea in 2020
Mike Bourke and Bryant Allen, January 2021
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DP 89 Taking financial access to remote and insecure areas: Impacts of a comprehensive financial inclusion intervention in Papua New Guinea
Christopher Hoy and Russell Toth, October 2020
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DP 88 A weak state and strong microsocieties in Papua New Guinea
Nematullah Bizhan and Emmanuel Gorea, October 2020
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DP 87 Why are aid projects less effective in the Pacific?
Terence Wood, Sabit Otor and Matthew Dornan, May 2020
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DP 86 Two steps forward, two steps back: the mobilisation of customary land in Papua New Guinea
Colin Filer, December 2019
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DP 85 Predicting the impact of PNG’s 2018 and 2019 tariff increases: a review of PNG’s trade policy history
Maholopa Laveil, November 2019
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DP 84 Using name standardisation to track candidate and MP performance over time in Papua New Guinea
Thomas Wangi and Terence Wood, October 2019
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DP 83 The 2017 election in Papua New Guinea
Terence Wood, Maholopa Laveil, July 2019
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DP 82 Community-driven development: a field perspective on possibilities and limitations
Bobby Anderson, June 2019
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DP 81 Governance and corruption in PNG’s public service: insights from four subnational administrations
Grant Walton, April 2019
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DP 80 Ten preliminary findings concerning sorcery accusation-related violence in Papua New Guinea
Miranda Forsyth, Philip Gibbs, Fiona Hukula, Judy Putt, Llane Munau and Ibolya Losoncz, April 2019
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DP 79 Macroeconomic shocks and trade balance adjustments in Papua New Guinea
Bao H. Nguyen and Dek J. Sum, April 2019
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DP 78 Assessing the labour market impact of the PNG LNG project and implications for future projects
Carmen Voigt-Graf and Francis Odhuno, March 2019
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DP 77 Overcoming collective action problems through anti-corruption messages
Caryn Peiffer and Grant Walton, February 2019
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DP 76 Methods in the madness: the ‘landowner problem’ in the PNG LNG project
Colin Filer, February 2019
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DP 75 Helping us or helping them? What makes aid appeal to Australians?
Terence Wood and Chris Hoy, December 2018
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DP 74 Palliative care in Solomon Islands
Joanna Spratt and Gabriel Spencer, December 2018
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DP 73 Samoan election results: trends and patterns 1964-2016
Terence Wood and Sachini Muller, October 2018
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DP 72 Pushing on a string? Public financial management reform and institutional transmission mechanisms in fragile states
Tobias Akhtar Haque, September 2018
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DP 71 Political attention and aid policy change: lessons for aid advocacy from the aid spending expansions in Australia and the United Kingdom
Benjamin Day, September 2018
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DP 70 What can Papua New Guinea do to lift its numbers in the seasonal worker programs of Australia and New Zealand?
Richard Curtain, September 2018
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DP 69 Integrating formal and informal institutions: towards a healthy community in the Pacific
Lhawang Ugyel, July 2018
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DP 68 A ‘good governance’ paradox? Re-examining reform of economic institutions in post-conflict contexts
Tobias Akhtar Haque, April 2018
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DP 67 Cash transfers from disaster response: lessons from Tropical Cyclone Winston
Aisha Mansur, Jesse Doyle and Oleksiy Ivaschenko, March 2018
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DP 66 2017 PNG economic survey
Rohan Fox, Stephen Howes, Nelson Atip Nema and Marcel Schröder, December 2017
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DP 65 Backpackers v seasonal workers: learning from the contrasting temporary migration outcomes in Australian and New Zealand horticulture
Richard Curtain, Matthew Dornan, Stephen Howes and Henry Sherrell, November 2017
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DP 64 Reducing malaria in Solomon Islands: lessons for effective aid
Camilla Burkot and Katherine Gilbert, November 2017
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DP 63 Is support for aid related to beliefs about aid effectiveness in New Zealand?
Camilla Burkot and Terence Wood, November 2017
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DP 62 How does foreign aid impact Australian exports in the long-run?
Sabit Amum Otor and Matthew Dornan, September 2017
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DP 61 The challenges of providing free education in Papua New Guinea
Grant Walton, Tara Davda and Peter Kanaparo, August 2017
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DP 60 Promises, promises: a decade of allocations for and spending on anti-corruption in Papua New Guinea
Grant Walton and Husnia Hushang, July 2017
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DP 59 Evidence-based policy making in the tropics: are developing countries different?
Stephen Howes, Ashlee Betteridge, Lawrence Sause and Lhawang Ugyel, July 2017
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DP 58 The geographies of collective action, principal-agent theory and potential corruption in Papua New Guinea
Grant Walton and Ainsley Jones, June 2017
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DP 57 Public enemies: the role of global public goods in aid policy narratives
Robin Davies, March 2017
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DP 56 Migration and labour mobility from Kiribati
Carmen Voigt-Graf and Sophia Kagan, March 2017
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DP 55 Papua New Guinea election results: trends and patterns 1972-2012
Terence Wood, February 2017
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DP 54 After Papua New Guinea’s resource boom: is the kina overvalued?
Rohan Fox and Marcel Schröder, February 2017
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DP 53 Papua New Guinea economics graduate exit survey
Michael Cornish, January 2017
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DP 52 Numbers, trends or norms: what changes people’s support for aid?
Terence Wood, December 2016
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DP 51 The Nauru Dilemma
Paul Ronalds, December 2016
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DP 50 NGO donations and support for government aid in Australia
Terence Wood, Alexandra Humphrey Cifuentes and Jonathan Pryke, December 2016
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DP 49 Coffee, market economy and informality in late colonial Goroka, Papua New Guinea
John D. Conroy, November 2016
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DP 48 The dark side of economic globalisation: politics, organised crime and corruption in the Pacific
Grant Walton and Sinclair Dinnen, October 2016
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DP 47 Aid online: an analysis of how Australian aid NGOs use the internet
Sachini Muller and Terence Wood, August 2016
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DP 46 Aid and adaptation to climate change in Pacific island countries
Carola Betzold, July 2016
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DP 45 Informality’s elusive thread: policy debates in late colonial Port Moresby
John D. Conroy, December 2015
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DP 44 Australian attitudes to aid: who supports aid, how much aid do they want given, and what do they want it given for?
Terence Wood, October 2015
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DP 43 The three political economies of electoral quality in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Terence Wood, September 2015
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DP 42 Resources-to-cash: a cautionary tale from Mongolia
Ying Yeung and Stephen Howes, September 2015
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DP 41 PNG survey of recent developments, 2014–15
Michael Cornish, Rohan Fox, Stephen Howes, Win Nicholas, Albert Prabhakar and Ani Rova, September 2015
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DP 40 Australian public opinion on foreign aid, 2011–2015
Camilla Burkot and Terence Wood, August 2015
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DP 39 The limitations of education for addressing corruption: lessons from attitudes towards reporting in Papua New Guinea
Grant Walton and Caryn Peiffer, June 2015
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DP 38 New evidence on technology, trade and adjustment to immigration in Israel
Anthony Swan, April 2015
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DP 37 Putting our money where our mouths are? Donations to NGOs and support for ODA in Australia
Terence Wood, Alexandra Humphrey Cifuentes and Jonathan Pryke, September 2014
This discussion paper has been updated using new data. Please see Discussion Paper 50.

DP 36 Enterprise Challenge Funds for Development: Rationales, Objectives, Approaches
Robin Davies and Kerri Elgar, August 2014
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DP 35 Public sector pay scales in PNG: are academics underpaid?
Thomas Wangi and Stephen Howes, July 2014
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DP 34 Skill development and regional mobility: lessons from the Australia-Pacific Technical College
Michael A. Clemens, Colum Graham and Stephen Howes, May 2014
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DP 33 Does foreign aid really work? An updated assessment
Roger C. Riddell, March 2014
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DP 32 2013 Harold Mitchell Development Policy Annual Lecture: The challenges of aid dependency and economic reform - Africa and the Pacific
Jim Adams, November 2013
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DP 31 Economic growth, investment, confidence and poverty reduction in Fiji: semi-rational exuberance?
Neelesh Gounder and Biman Prasad, September 2013
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DP 30 Show me the money: an analysis of New Zealand ODA expenditure 2002 to 2011
Joanna Spratt and Terence Wood, July 2013
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DP 29 Pollard’s Pacific reflections
Steve Pollard, May 2013
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DP 28 When business meets aid: analysing public-private partnerships for international development
Margaret Callan and Robin Davies, April 2013
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DP 27 Elephants, tigers and safety in post-conflict Sri Lanka
Dinuk Jayasuriya and John Gibson, February 2013
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DP 26 The Inaugural Harold Mitchell Development Policy Lecture: Timor-Leste and the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States
Emilia Pires, January 2013
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DP 25 Caribbean integration – lessons for the Pacific?
Bob Warner, November 2012
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DP 24 Careers in development
Jonathan Pryke, October 2012
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DP 23 Why Fiji is not the ‘Mauritius’ of the Pacific? Lessons for Small Island Nations in the Pacific
Biman Chand Prasad, September 2012
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DP 22 Tuberculosis Control in the Torres Strait Region: What’s Needed and Why? Report Following a Public Forum
Kamalini Lokuge, Kebei Salee and Anastasios Konstantinos, August 2012
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DP 21 Aid to Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries: A Review of the Literature and Australia’s Approach
John Eyers, July 2012
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DP 20 Crafting sustainability: managing water pollution in Viet Nam’s craft villages
Sango Mahanty, Trung Dinh Dang and Phung Giang Hai, June 2012
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DP 19 Global sustainability: the sequel
Robin Davies, June 2012
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DP 18 Female parliamentarians and economic growth: Evidence from a large panel
Dinuk Jayasuriya and Paul J. Burke, May 2012
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DP 17 Australia’s Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme: why has take-up been so low?
Danielle Hay and Stephen Howes, April 2012
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DP 16 A very real and practical contribution? Lessons from the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership
Erik Olbrei and Stephen Howes, March 2012
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DP 15 Illuminating the local: can non-formal institutions be complementary to health system development in Papua New Guinea?
Andrew McNee, February 2012
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DP 14 Rethinking Health Sector Wide Approaches through the lens of Aid Effectiveness
Andrew McNee, February 2012
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DP 13 Renewable Technologies and Risk Mitigation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Fiji’s Electricity Sector
Matthew Dornan and Frank Jotzo, February 2012
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DP 12 Revisiting the relationship between targeting and program performance
Dung Doan and Stephen Howes, January 2012
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DP 11 What do we know about the private sector’s contribution to development?
Margaret Callan, January 2012
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DP 10 Beyond Paris: 11 innovations in aid effectiveness
Matthew Morris and Jonathan Pryke, November 2011
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DP 9 Measuring Poverty in the Pacific
Matthew Morris, November 2011
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DP 8 Improvements in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Rankings: Do they translate into greater foreign direct investment inflows?
Dinuk Jayasuriya, September 2011
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DP 7 The Health Impact Fund: More justice and efficiency in global health
Thomas Pogge, August 2011
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DP 6 Who receives Australian aid, and why?
Satish Chand, July 2011
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DP 5 Does the World Bank have a micro-macro paradox or do the data deceive?
Stephen Howes, Sabit Otor and Cate Rogers, June 2011
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DP 4 Aid and Oil in Papua New Guinea: Implications for the Financing of Service Delivery
Aaron Batten, June 2011
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DP 3 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: business versus bureaucracy in international development
Ian Anderson, June 2011
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DP 2 PNG mineral boom: Harnessing the extractive sector to deliver better health outcomes
Jane Thomason and Matthew Hancock, January 2011
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DP 1 An overview of aid effectiveness, determinants and strategies
Stephen Howes, January 2011
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