Aid Profile series: Peter Singer’s effective altruism
Australian philosopher Peter Singer has been listed among the world’s most influential people. Stephen Howes interviewed Peter Singer earlier this year for the fourth in our Aid Profiles series. They discussed the growth of the effective altruism movement, and Singer’s contribution to it. Read the profile here.
World Bank MD on World Bank future
The Managing Director of the World Bank, Kyle Peters, will be speaking on “The future of the World Bank” at 12:30 on Monday 7 November at the ANU. Details and registration here.
PNG HIV funding: an uncertain future
The Australian government wants to hand over responsibility for HIV treatment from the aid program to the PNG government. Stephen Howes argues against this.
PNG coffee: a history
Australasian Aid Conference: last chance for registration discount
We received a record number of abstracts and panel proposals for the 2017 Australasian Aid Conference — meaning the program is looking to be bigger and better than ever. You can save 20% of the fee if you register by 10 November; full details and the link to register here.
Labour Mobility News
We’ve started a regular newsletter to inform those interested about our latest research and other developments on labour mobility and migration. It will have a strong but not exclusive focus on the Pacific. Subscribe here; feedback here.
New blog compilation book
Our latest blog compilation book was released at this week’s PNG Update. Economics and governance in PNG: Devpolicy Blog posts in 2015-16 is a collection of 20 blog posts on PNG’s economy, education, gender and governance. If you didn’t grab a copy at the Update, you can download the PDF here.
The future of the World Bank
12.30-1.30pm, Monday 7 November, Barton Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Register here.
Economic diversification and tax reform in Papua New Guinea
12.30-1.30pm, Thursday 8 December, Barton Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Register here.
Australasian Aid Conference 2017
15–16 February, Crawford School, ANU. Event details here.
On the blog
Do unskilled migrants push down living standards in the OECD? by Matthew Dornan
Hungry for justice, thirsty for change by Sarah Marland
Why donors bypass recipient states, and why they shouldn’t by Nematullah Bizhan
Transferring HIV treatment to the PNG government: a good idea? by Stephen Howes
Backpacker exploitation: why Australia should look to the Pacific by Stephen Howes and Henry Sherrell
Diabetes remains major health challenge in the Pacific by Colin Tukuitonga
Wonder Women aren’t (just) the stuff of fiction by Camilla Burkot and Ashlee Betteridge
Why should Australia care about ending polio? by Ian Riseley
This is the fortnightly newsletter of the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, published every second Friday.