Pacific Update Call For Papers
The 2017 Pacific Update, will be held on 20 – 21 June at The University of the South Pacific (USP), Suva, Fiji. The Pacific Update Conference is the premier forum for debate and discussion of important public policy issues in the Pacific. See the call for papers. Abstracts invited for submission until 15 April 2017.
European Union Development Policy
Stefano Manservisi is Director-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) at the European Commission. In his public lecture at 1215pm, on Tuesday 28 March 2017, he will discuss European Union aid policy, with a focus on the Pacific region. Register here.
Duncan Green’s new book
Duncan Green is Senior Strategic Adviser to Oxfam GB and author of the From Poverty to Power blog. In a public event at 1230pm, on Tuesday 4 April, Duncan will discuss his new book How Change Happens, which explores the drivers that shape change. You can read more about the event here, and register your attendance here.
PNG election database
How has candidate voter share changed across PNG over the last few decades? How do female candidates typically fare? You can find the answers to all this and more in the new Papua New Guinea Elections Database, an interactive tool for analysing electoral results and trends in PNG at constituency level over the last 40 years.
Terence Wood was in PNG to launch the database, and you can read coverage of the event here, and hear him interviewed on ABC’s Pacific Beat. You can also read his blog on key electoral points, and discussion paper here.
European Union development policy
1215 – 115pm, Tuesday 28 March, Barton Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Details here.
Understanding how change happens
1230 – 130pm, Tuesday 4 April, Weston Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Details here.
Australian aid evaluations: new policy; Indonesia roads; and PNG health
2 – 5pm, Monday 10 April, Weston Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Details here.
Democracy in Africa: past, present and future
1230 – 130pm, Wednesday 12 April, Brindabella Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Details here.
Complexity in governments and markets
530 – 630pm, Thursday 20 April, Weston Theatre, Crawford School, ANU. Details here.
2017 Pacific Update
20 – 21 June, The University of the South Pacific (USP), Suva, Fiji. Details here.
2017 PNG Update
10 – 11 August, The University of Papua New Guinea, Waigani Campus, Port Moresby. Details here.
On the blog
The fight against TB begins with protecting health care workers by Leila Stennett and Joyce Sauk
Want to sell aid to the Australian public? Look to values, not national interests by Terence Wood and Camilla Burkot
Telecommunication and broadcasting regulation in Papua New Guinea – in conversation with the regulator by Amanda H A Watson, Hans Adeg, Kila Aluvula and Gibson Tito
The end of the golden age by Paul Ronalds
The Papua New Guinea Election Results Database by Terence Wood
What do Australians think about immigration? By Henry Sherrell
#Feminism: digital technologies and feminist activism in Fiji by Tait Brimacombe, Romitesh Kant, Glen Finau, Jope Tarai and Jason Titifanue
This is the fortnightly newsletter of the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, published every second Friday.