Fortnightly links: aid data, donors and spending, how to rig an election, and more

On the side of a volcano in Rabaul, PNG (Nomad Tales/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
On the side of a volcano in Rabaul, PNG (Nomad Tales/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The OECD has a detailed new report on how much aid donors give to civil society and what it’s spent on.

Jo Chandler’s beautiful reporting for the Monthly puts human faces on the sometimes dry topic of the resource curse in Papua New Guinea.

Continuing their tradition of clearly communicating the findings of robust evaluations, Oxfam UK have a handy summary of what they learned about evaluating women’s empowerment projects through a meta-analysis.

DFAT have updated their high-level aid data (and in user friendly spreadsheets too!). Access it all here.

A fascinating podcast on how to rig an election, covering the types of electoral fraud and the logic underpinning it.

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Terence Wood

Terence Wood is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. He heads our program of research into Australian and New Zealand aid. Terence’s research interests include aid policy, the politics of aid, and governance in developing countries. He has recently finished his PhD, studying voter behaviour in the Solomon Islands elections. Prior to commencing PhD study Terence worked for the New Zealand government aid program.

Sachini Muller

Sachini Muller is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She is currently completing a Master of Globalisation at ANU.

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