Category - Gender and development

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Gender in the 2019-20 Australian aid budget

After six years of aid budget cuts, in late 2018 the Australian government finally connected the role of Australia’s development cooperation efforts to the geostrategic importance of the Pacific region. As proponents of a feminist approach to foreign policy – one which recognises the...

Gender and development Global aid issues Global development policy

Fortnightly links: unconditional cash transfers, democracy and health, the rise and fall of ISIS, and more

As malaria cases spike in South Australia (34 cases last year, likely linked to overseas travel), the Australian government has committed to supporting clinical trials of a world-first malaria vaccine. A new study in the Lancet examines the relationship between democracy and health. (Spoiler alert:...

Gender and development Global aid issues

Fortnightly links: calls to integrate DFID into Foreign Office, WWF, women’s economic potential, and more

Owen Barder, Hannah Timmis and Arthur Baker rebut calls to integrate DFID into the Foreign Office (alongside other major changes) in the UK. A major investigative report from BuzzFeed News alleges that, in its wildlife protection work, WWF has worked with militias accused of beating, torturing...