Publications

DP 49 Coffee, market economy and informality in late colonial Goroka, Papua New Guinea
John D. Conroy, November 2016
» view publication at SSRN

DP 48 The dark side of economic globalisation: politics, organised crime and corruption in the Pacific
Grant Walton and Sinclair Dinnen, October 2016
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 46 Aid and adaptation to climate change in Pacific island countries
Carola Betzold, July 2016
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 45 Informality’s elusive thread: policy debates in late colonial Port Moresby
John D. Conroy, December 2015
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 43 The three political economies of electoral quality in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Terence Wood, September 2015
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 42 Resources-to-cash: a cautionary tale from Mongolia
Ying Yeung and Stephen Howes, September 2015
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN

DP 40 Australian public opinion on foreign aid, 2011–2015
Camilla Burkot and Terence Wood, August 2015
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 38 New evidence on technology, trade and adjustment to immigration in Israel
Anthony Swan, April 2015
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 36 Enterprise Challenge Funds for Development: Rationales, Objectives, Approaches
Robin Davies and Kerri Elgar, August 2014
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 35 Public sector pay scales in PNG: are academics underpaid?
Thomas Wangi and Stephen Howes, July 2014
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 33 Does foreign aid really work? An updated assessment
Roger C. Riddell, March 2014
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 29 Pollard’s Pacific reflections
Steve Pollard, May 2013
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 28 When business meets aid: analysing public-private partnerships for international development
Margaret Callan and Robin Davies, April 2013
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 27 Elephants, tigers and safety in post-conflict Sri Lanka
Dinuk Jayasuriya and John Gibson, February 2013
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN

DP 25 Caribbean integration – lessons for the Pacific?
Bob Warner, November 2012
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 24 Careers in development
Jonathan Pryke, October 2012
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 19 Global sustainability: the sequel
Robin Davies, June 2012
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 18 Female parliamentarians and economic growth: Evidence from a large panel
Dinuk Jayasuriya and Paul J. Burke, May 2012
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» This Discussion Paper was subsequently accepted for publication in an academic journal; view journal article
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DP 12 Revisiting the relationship between targeting and program performance
Dung Doan and Stephen Howes, January 2012
» view publication at SSRN

DP 11 What do we know about the private sector’s contribution to development?
Margaret Callan, January 2012
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN
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DP 7 The Health Impact Fund: More justice and efficiency in global health
Thomas Pogge, August 2011
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN

DP 4 Aid and Oil in Papua New Guinea: Implications for the Financing of Service Delivery
Aaron Batten, June 2011
» view publication at SSRN
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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
» view publication at SSRN

DP 1 An overview of aid effectiveness, determinants and strategies
Stephen Howes, January 2011
» view publication at SSRN

PB 15 Communication post-integration: reloading Australia’s efforts
Ashlee Betteridge, August 2016
» view publication [PDF, 2015KB]
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PB 14 Aid law: what is it good for?
Robin Davies and Camilla Burkot, June 2016
» view publication [PDF, 628KB]
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PB 13 Aid’s new contours: an exploration of global aid flows in 2014
Robin Davies, April 2016
» view publication [PDF, 1115KB]
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PB 12 A global humanitarian fund: a policy proposal
Robin Davies, March 2016
» view publication [PDF, 1155KB]

PB 11 Estimated impact of drought and frost on food supply in rural PNG in 2015
RM (Mike) Bourke, Bryant Allen and Michael Lowe, January 2016
» view publication [PDF, 932KB]
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PB 10 Papua New Guinea’s vanishing LNG export boom
Paul Flanagan, December 2014
» view publication [PDF, 504KB]
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» download Excel spreadsheet [.xlsx, 158KB]

PB 9 Political settlements: old wine in new bottles?
Björn Dressel and Sinclair Dinnen, February 2014
» view publication [PDF, 698KB]
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PB 8 A parliamentary committee on aid? Issues and options
Ashlee Betteridge and Stephen Howes, November 2013
» view publication [PDF, 865KB]
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PB 7 Global aid in 2013: A pause before descending
Robin Davies and Michelle la O’, October 2013
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PB 6 Election 2013: Separated at birth?—How to tell Labor and the Coalition apart on aid and development
Robin Davies, August 2013
» view publication [PDF, 1.15MB]
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PB 5 Transparency in extractive industries: What has been achieved, and what more can Australia do?
Michael Wulfsohn and Stephen Howes, May 2013
» view publication [PDF, 800KB]
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PB 4 End of the aid boom? The impact of austerity on aid budgets
Kathryn Zealand and Stephen Howes, May 2012
» view publication [PDF, 849KB]
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PB 3 Enhancing the capabilities of central finance agencies: a political economy perspective
Björn Dressel, January 2012
» view publication [PDF, 291KB]
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PB 2 Medical supplies reform in Papua New Guinea: some conceptual and historical lessons
Andrew McNee, May 2011
» view publication [PDF, 266KB]
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PB 1 Patterns and trends in Australian aid
Stephen Howes and Matthew Morris, October 2010
» view publication [PDF, 546KB]

Economics and governance in PNG: Devpolicy Blog posts in 2015-15
Stephen Howes (ed.), October 2016
» download booklet [pdf, 4.3 MB]

Creating a healthy domestic political economy for aid and development – Summary Report
Camilla Burkot, Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson, David Hudson, Jo Spratt and Terence Wood, July 2016

This report summarises and extends discussions from a workshop held in April 2016 at ANU. The workshop brought together about 25 NGO staff, campaigners, and academics to discuss the factors that drive a healthy domestic political economy for good aid and development policy in Australia.

» download report [pdf, 284 KB]

Pacific Possible – Labour mobility: the ten billion dollar prize
Richard Curtain, Matthew Dornan, Jesse Doyle and Stephen Howes, July 2016

This report looks at the issue of Pacific labour mobility from both sides of the equation. It seeks to understand the perspectives and concerns of both sending and receiving countries, and it proposes reforms for both sets of countries. The report places particular emphasis on providing opportunities for low-skilled and medium-skilled migration. A broad range of reforms is proposed, but is particularly focused on providing labour mobility opportunities for those beyond the elite of sending countries to maximise the welfare gains of migration, and to reduce the risk of brain drain. The report forms part of the World Bank’s Pacific Possible series.

» download full report
» download four-page summary
» read blog

Pacific Stories: Devpolicy Blog posts in 2014-15
Tess Newton Cain and Matthew Dornan (eds), June 2016
» download booklet [pdf, 1.7 MB]

A mixed review for New Zealand aid - the 2015 stakeholder survey
Terence Wood and Camilla Burkot, March 2016

This report summarises the findings of the 2015 New Zealand Aid Stakeholder Survey, which was carried out for the first time in 2015. The NZ survey closely mirrored the Australian aid stakeholder survey in both questions and methodology – we assessed the state of New Zealand government aid by soliciting the feedback of NGO representatives and contractors to the aid programme.

» view report [pdf, 2.6 MB]
» view blog
» download survey data [zip, 1.9 MB]

Australian aid: signs of risk - the 2015 Australian Aid Stakeholder Survey
Terence Wood, Camilla Burkot and Stephen Howes, February 2016

This report summarises the findings of the 2015 Australian aid stakeholder survey. The Development Policy Centre conducted its first ever Australian aid stakeholder survey prior to the 2013 elections. We assessed the state of Australian aid by gathering input from stakeholders — aid experts who have worked with the aid program regularly and who have first-hand experience of its performance. In the second half of 2015 we repeated the Australian aid stakeholder survey, using the same methods and asking similar questions, allowing analysis of the impact of the changes to the aid program between the two surveys.

» view report [pdf, 2.1 MB]
» view summary [pdf]
» download survey data [zip, 3.7 MB]
» view blog
» view Canberra Times op-ed

Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program: demand-side constraints and suggested reforms
Jesse Doyle, The World Bank; and Stephen Howes, Development Policy Centre, February 2015

This paper reports on the results of a comprehensive survey of employers and industry bodies across the horticulture sector examining employers’ views of the Seasonal Worker Program, which permits workers from eight Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste to work in Australia for a period of fourteen weeks to six months.

» view report [PDF, 1.2MB]
» read blog

A lost decade? Service delivery and reforms in Papua New Guinea 2002-2012
Stephen Howes, Andrew Anton Mako, Anthony Swan, Grant Walton, Thomas Webster and Colin Wiltshire, October 2014

This report, part of the joint NRI-ANU Promoting Effective Public Expenditure (PEPE) project, presents the results of a 2012 survey of 360 primary schools and health clinics across eight provinces in PNG, from the nation’s capital to its most far-flung and inaccessible regions. Many of the same facilities were surveyed at the start of the decade. By combining the two surveys, we can assess progress on health and education service delivery over time, and analyse the impact of important policy reforms.

» download full report [PDF, 5.8MB]
» view NRI Spotlight summary [PDF, 1.3MB]
» view A3 flyer summary [PDF, 4.1MB]

Individual chapters
» Foreword, acknowledgements, map and summary [PDF 843KB]
» Chapter 1: Introduction [PDF, 498KB]
» Chapter 2: Method [PDF, 709KB]
» Chapter 3: Primary schools: 2002 to 2012 [PDF, 1.2MB]
» Chapter 4: Health clinics: 2002 to 2012 [PDF, 684KB]
» Chapter 5: Education financing the the Tuition Fee-Free policy [PDF, 559KB]
» Chapter 6: Health financing and the free health policy [PDF, 739KB]
» Chapter 7: DSIP: are health and education benefitting? [PDF, 516KB]
» Chapter 8: Facility level explanations of performance [PDF, 550KB]
» Chapter 9: Conclusion [PDF, 457KB]
» References and acronyms [PDF, 131KB]

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Financing PNG’s free primary health care policy: user fees, funding and performance
Colin Wiltshire and Andrew Mako, June 2014

This is the first major publication to be released from our Promoting Effective Public Expenditure (PEPE) project, with findings presented in June at the 2014 PNG National Health Conference in Port Moresby. The publication uses health financing results from PEPE expenditure tracking surveys to inform the implementation of PNG’s free primary health care policy.

» view publication [PDF, 2.6MB]
» read blogs

Economics and governance in PNG: Devpolicy Blog posts in 2013-14
Stephen Howes and Jonathan Pryke (eds), June 2014
» view publication [PDF, 1.8MB]

Pacific Stories: Devpolicy Blog posts in 2013-14
Matthew Dornan and Tess Newton Cain (eds), June 2014
» view publication [PDF, 1.7MB]

Debating ten years of RAMSI
Terence Wood and Stephen Howes (eds), April 2014

RAMSI, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, is the regional policing, peace-keeping and development mission that arrived in Solomon Islands in 2003 in response to the country’s civil conflict. In 2013, a number of posts were run on the Devpolicy Blog to mark the 10 year anniversary of RAMSI, and these have now been collected.

» view publication [PDF, 874KB]
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What we’ve learned about development in Pacific island countries - Volume 2
Tony Hughes, April 2014

This is volume 2 of the report from the What Can We Learn project, 2012-13 (volume 1 was released in December last year and available below). It is written by Tony Hughes who is Project Coordinator of the WCWL project. The What Can We Learn (WCWL) project is funded by a group of donors active in assisting PICs’ development, including Australia, New Zealand, UNDP, ESCAP and ADB. For more information about WCWL click here.

» view publication [PDF, 1.0MB]
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The costs and affordability of drug treatments for type 2 diabetes and hypertension in Vanuatu
Ian Anderson, Amanda Sanburg, Howard Aru, Len Tarivonda, Susan Ivatts, Rufina Latu, and Jacob Kool, February 2014

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes and hypertension, pose increasingly significant health, policy and financing challenges in Vanuatu, a lower middle income Pacific Island country. Pharmaceutical costs to Government are becoming unsustainable. This report demonstrates that diabetes type 2 and hypertension are already putting unsustainable financial pressure on the pharmaceutical and broader health budget in Vanuatu.

» view publication [PDF, 602KB]
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Benchmarking Australian aid: results from the 2013 Australian aid stakeholder survey
Stephen Howes and Jonathan Pryke, December 2013

In July and August 2013 the Development Policy Centre surveyed 356 stakeholders in the Australian aid program, from the senior executives of Australia’s biggest NGOs and development contracting companies, to the officials of multilateral, partner government and Australian government agencies. The survey asked them what they thought about the Australian aid program, what they liked, what they didn’t like, what they thought the future of aid was and what needed to be done to improve our aid.

In full
» Benchmarking Australian aid: results from the 2013 Australian aid stakeholder survey (PDF, 1.9MB)

In sections
» One page summary (PDF, 289KB)
» Executive summary (PDF, 638KB)
» Report (PDF, 1.1MB)
» Annex (including statistical tables and questionnaire) (PDF, 1.6MB)

Report launch presentation
» download presentation (PDF, 880KB)

For more information visit the stakeholder survey page of our website, and view blogs here.

What we’ve learned about development in Pacific island countries - Volume 1
Tony Hughes, December 2013

This is volume 1 of the report from the What Can We Learn project, 2012-13. It is written by Tony Hughes who is Project Coordinator of the WCWL project. The What Can We Learn (WCWL) project is funded by a group of donors active in assisting PICs’ development, including Australia, New Zealand, UNDP, ESCAP and ADB. For more information about WCWL click here.

» view publication (PDF, 750KB)
» read blog

Best of the Development Policy Blog 2012
February 2013
» view publication [PDF, 1.2MB]

Pacific Futures: World Bank Discussion Note
World Bank Pacific Department, Sydney, 2012

This discussion note was presented at a Devpolicy seminar on Thursday March 15.

» view discussion note [PDF, 294KB]
» read blog

Rural Poverty in Remote PNG
Cate Rogers and CARE Australia, October 2011
» view publication [PDF, 1.6MB]

Enhancing the Capabilities of Central Finance Agencies: Synthesis Report
World Bank, July 2011

This report is discussed in Devpolicy Policy Brief 3 by Björn Dressel, January 2012.

» view report [PDF, 629KB]
» read blog

Climate Change and Fiscal Policy: A Report for APEC
Stephen Howes and Leo Dobes, June 2011
» view publication [PDF, 3.4MB]
» read blog

Review of the PNG-Australia Development Cooperation Treaty (1999)
Stephen Howes, Eric Kwa and Soe Lin, April 2010
» view publication
» read blog

Submission on Australia’s Open Government Partnership National Action Plan
Robin Davies, November 2016

A submission from Devpolicy Associate Director Robin Davies on aid transparency in response to the Australian government’s call for public comment on a draft version of Australia’s first Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.

» view submission

Submission to the Working Holiday Reform, Senate Standing Economics Committee – Legislative inquiry
Stephen Howes and Henry Sherrell, October 2016

The Senate Standing Economics Committee inquired to the legislation concerning the backpacker tax and associated measures. This submission, authored by Stephen Howes and Henry Sherrell, argues reforms cannot be looked at in isolation. Seven recommendations are made, recognising the Working Holiday program is primarily a low-skilled labour migration program, with reforms put forward to reduce the exploitation of backpackers, deliver fairness for seasonal workers, and foster additional Pacific labour mobility.

» view submission
» read blog

Submission on the proposed Temporary Parent Visa
Henry Sherrell (with Anna Boucher and Peter Mares), October 2016

The Australia Government committed to the introduction of a Temporary Parent visa during the 2016 election campaign. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection released a discussion paper calling for response on the proposed policy. This submission, authored by Henry Sherrell (ANU), Anna Boucher (Sydney University) and Peter Mares (migration expert and author), argues the proposed Temporary Parent visa is is complex, problematic and could have unintended consequences, requiring significantly more research and evaluation before an in-princuple commitment is made to introduced such as visa. The submission outlines overall objections, responds to the questions and terms of reference, proposals an alternative policy and projects possible migration flows stemming from the introduction of such a visa.

» view submission

Submission to the Working Holiday Maker tax review
Stephen Howes, September 2016

In August 2016, the Deputy Prime Minister and Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister announced a review into the terms of taxation for individuals in Australia on working holiday maker visas (417 and 462 visas). This submission, authored by Stephen Howes and based on two horticultural employer surveys, argues that reforms related to the working holiday maker (backpacker) tax cannot be looked at in isolation from other issues pertaining to Australia’s horticultural sector. Any reforms should serve to level the playing field for backpackers and seasonal workers. Three key recommendations are made: to apply the same tax rate to both groups; to level market testing requirements for both groups; and to require registration of employers and labour hire companies who hire backpackers and seasonal workers. The outcomes of the review were announced on 27 September 2016.

» view submission [PDF, 360 KB]
» read blog

Submission to the Inquiry into the Seasonal Worker Program
Stephen Howes and Jesse Doyle, July 2015

In May 2015, the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection requested that the Joint Standing Committee on Migration inquire into and report on the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). This joint submission, authored by Stephen Howes (Devpolicy Director) and Jesse Doyle (World Bank), presents evidence primarily from the perspective of Australian horticultural employers and makes eight recommendations for expanding the SWP. The committee’s final report was tabled on 5 May 2016 and is available here.

» view submission [PDF, 694KB]
» view submission annexes [PDF, 1488KB]

Improving the effectiveness of Australia’s bilateral aid program in Papua New Guinea: some analysis and suggestions—A submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
Stephen Howes, April 2015

In December 2014, the Senate referred the matter of the delivery and effectiveness of Australian aid to PNG to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report. This submission, authored by Devpolicy Director Professor Stephen Howes, provides advice on areas where improvements could be made to Australia’s bilateral aid program to Papua New Guinea. The submission is written in four parts. The first (Part A) provides general background on: (i) PNG, (ii) global aid to PNG; and (iii) Australian aid to PNG. The second (Part B) provides views on various cross-cutting issues concerning Australian aid to PNG. The third (Part C) deals with sectoral issues, and the fourth (Part D) with capacity building. The Committee’s final report was released on 4 May 2016 and is available here.

» view submission [PDF, 1314KB]

Investing in institutional linkages in PNG: submission to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee inquiry on bilateral aid to PNG
Paul Flanagan, April 2015

Devpolicy Visiting Fellow Paul Flanagan also made a submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee inquiry into the delivery and effectiveness of Australian aid to PNG. The submission provides recommendations on how the Australian aid program could better foster linkages between institutions in Australia and PNG. Read the Committee’s final report here.

» view submission [PDF, 436KB]

Combatting the family and sexual violence epidemic in Papua New Guinea: a submission to the Joint Standing Committee inquiry into the human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific region
Ashlee Betteridge and Kamalini Lokuge, May 2014

Under direction of the Foreign Minister, the Human Rights Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Standing Committee launched an inquiry into the human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific region. Given the wide scope of the terms of reference for the inquiry, our submission focused on addressing the family and sexual violence epidemic in Papua New Guinea. The committee’s report was tabled in December 2015.

» view submission [PDF, 706KB]
» read in brief

Submission to Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into the role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific region
Robin Davies and Margaret Callan, May 2014

On 4 February 2014, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, referred The role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific region to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade for inquiry and report. This is Devpolicy’s submission to the review authored by Robin Davies and Margaret Callan. The Committee tabled its report on 22 June 2015.

» view submission [PDF, 666KB]
» read blog

Submission to G20 Development Working Group Food Security Review
Robin Davies, Lorraine Elliott and Paul Belesky, March 2014

This is a submission to the G20 Food Security Review made on behalf of the T20, one of the G20’s ‘engagement groups’. The submission was prepared at the invitation of the Lowy Institute for International Policy by Robin Davies, Associate Director, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; Professor Lorraine Elliott, Department of International Relations, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, Australian National University; and Paul Belesky, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. The views expressed are those of the authors alone.

» view submission [PDF, 64KB]
» read blog

Submission to DFAT on performance benchmarks for the Australian aid program
Robin Davies and Stephen Howes, February 2014

Consultations were held with key stakeholders to build on the knowledge and experiences of Australia’s development partners and ensure that the process of developing performance benchmarks is open and transparent. A consultation paper was prepared by DFAT, and the Government called for written submissions. This is Devpolicy’s submission, written by Robin Davies and Stephen Howes. Submissions closed on 20 February 2014.

» view submission [PDF, 520KB]
» read in-brief

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s overseas aid and development assistance program
Robin Davies and Stephen Howes, February 2014

On 9 December 2013, the Senate referred Australia’s overseas aid and development assistance program to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report. This is Devpolicy’s submission to the review authored by Robin Davies and Stephen Howes. Submissions closed on 7 February 2014. The Committee’s report was issued on 27 March 2014.

» view submission [PDF, 938KB]
» read blog

Australia’s engagement with the African Development Bank: A submission to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the provisions of the African Development Bank Bill 2013
Robin Davies, July 2013

On 18 June 2013 the Senate referred the African Development Bank Bill 2013 to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report. This is Devpolicy’s submission to the review authored by Robin Davies. Submissions closed on 19 July 2013. The report was issued on 20 August 2013.

» view submission [PDF, 1.2MB]
» read blog

Submission to the Review of the Pacific Plan
Matthew Dornan, Tess Newton Cain and Stephen Howes, May 2013

A review of the Pacific Plan was announced by the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders at the annual meeting in the Cook Islands in 2012. This is Devpolicy’s submission to the review authored by Matthew Dornan, Tess Newton Cain and Stephen Howes. Submissions closed on 15 May 2013. The full review report was completed in October 2013.

» view submission [PDF, 374KB]
» read blog

Helping Timor-Leste implement a regional employment strategy: A submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s inquiry into Australia’s relationship with Timor-Leste
Richard Curtain, Robin Davies and Stephen Howes, April 2013

In February 2013 Foreign Minister Bob Carr asked The Foreign Affairs sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to conduct a comprehensive parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s relationship with Timor-Leste. This is Devpolicy’s submission to the review authored by Richard Curtain, Robin Davies and Stephen Howes. Submissions closed in late March 2013. Due to the dissolution of Parliament in August 2013, the inquiry lapsed and no report was issued.

» view submission [PDF, 3.1MB]
» read blog

Fowl or Fish? A submission to the ACIAR Review
Robin Davies and Stephen Howes, December 2012
In October 2012 Foreign Minister Bob Carr announced the first external review of the of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research since 1998. This is Devpolicy’s submission to the review authored Robin Davies and Stephen Howes. Submissions closed in early December 2012. The completed review was released in May 2013.

» view submission [PDF, 460KB]
» read blog

Australian aid to Afghanistan – submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Reference Committee
Stephen Howes and Jonathan Pryke, October 2012

In June 2012 the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee announced an inquiry into ‘The administration, management and objective of Australia’s overseas development programs in Afghanistan in the context of the “Transition Decade”’. This is Devpolicy’s submission to the review, authored by Stephen Howes and Jonathan Pryke. Submissions closed in late September 2012. The authors were called to give testimony to the committee in early December. The report was released on 16 March 2013.

» view submission [PDF, 715KB]
» read blog

Annual reports

Development Policy Centre Annual Report 2015
» view publication [PDF, 2.1MB]

Development Policy Centre Annual Report 2014
» view publication [PDF, 776KB]
» view publication - high res [PDF, 7.6MB]

Development Policy Centre Annual Report 2013
» view publication [PDF, 1.4MB]

Development Policy Centre Annual Report 2012
» view publication [PDF, 938KB]

Development Policy Centre Annual Report 2011
» view publication [PDF, 595KB]

Progress reports

These reports highlight the Centre’s activities on a biannual basis.

Development Policy Centre progress report, January - June 2016
» view report [PDF, 263KB]

Development Policy Centre progress report, January - June 2015
» view report [PDF, 363KB]
(Note: July-Dec 2015 report was consolidated into 2015 Annual Report, available above)

Development Policy Centre progress report, July - December 2014
» view report [PDF, 409KB]

Development Policy Centre progress report, January - June 2014
» view report [PDF, 534KB]

Development Policy Centre progress report, October - December 2013
» view report [PDF, 583KB]

Development Policy Centre progress report, June - September 2013
» view report [PDF, 787KB]

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