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.
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.
2020 Australasian AID Conference - Panel 5b: Australian aid and foreign policy
Diplomacy, aid, development and foreign policy intersect in this panel event that explores the role of diplomatic engagement in reducing violent conflict, a feminist approach to foreign policy, food aid and the expansion of Australia's foreign aid program, and the challenges associated with balanced public reporting on aid program performance.
2020 Australasian AID Conference - Panel 5a: Working with men and boys to end violence against women
What is the role of male leadership and male advocates in working with men to effect changes in gender equality and ending violence against women? This engaging panel at the 2020 Australasian AID Conference share their insights.
2020 Australasian AID Conference - Panel event - Pacific perspectives on the world
This panel event at the 2020 Australasian Aid Conference outlines the key findings of new research that analyses how Pacific islanders from Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands perceive Australians and the government’s policies and interventions in the Pacific.