The Development Policy Centre is home to the Devpolicy Blog (devpolicy.org) and is a think tank for aid and development policy based at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. Devpolicy Talks brings you the latest from our centre’s public events as well as other discussions from our blog and research work covering Australian aid, PNG and the Pacific and global development policy.
Worsening employment outcomes for Pacific technical graduate job-seekers, and one possible solution
Analysis of graduate tracer surveys show that employment outcomes for APTC graduates have worsened.
Change and continuity in Australian aid: what the aid flows show
New analysis of Australian aid flows provides vital clues in the puzzle of understanding donor performance.
Timor-Leste: 2021 economic survey
Timor-Leste is one of the most petroleum-export dependent countries in the world. However, oil and gas revenues will end soon, and the Petroleum Fund may only carry the country for another decade. Time is running out for decisions critical to the nation’s future.
COVID-19: Economic costs and responses in the Pacific
Panellists discuss some of the findings from Pacific Covid Economic Database compiled by the Development Policy Centre to aid in the analysis of Pacific economic responses to COVID-19.
How to meet Australian demand for Pacific foreign vocational workers
Recent moves to develop a coherent policy to attract immigrants with less extensive formal training and education to Australia have thrown up numerous questions, such as how many vocational workers are needed, and how to link skill creation with skill mobility.
Migration and household finances: How a different framing can improve thinking about migration
Timothy Ogden discusses some of the new and alternative research questions that emerge from the shift of perspective on remittances, from windfall income to return on investment.