Top 2017 blogs, best of the blog, and summer reading

Here are our top ten most popular blogs in 2017, five in each of our two categories —  aid and development; and PNG and the Pacific — each in alphabetical order.

Aid and development

PNG and the Pacific

Best of the blog

Kerry McCarthy is a farmer in the Darling Downs, three hours west of Brisbane. Every summer for the last five years she has used the Seasonal Worker Programme to bring out about a dozen Solomon Islanders, all from the same village in a remote part of the country – with no roads and no electricity. Kerry talks about the incredible bond that has developed between her family and the workers and their families. Read her blog and feel better about the world.

Summer reading

For other summer reading, read our 2017 Aid Profiles: five stories of incredible people and organisations who have done amazing things with help from Australian aid.

Thank you

And that brings the Devpolicy Blog to a close for 2017. A huge thank you to the 201 authors who wrote the 348 posts we published this year. And to everyone who read our posts and commented on them. Have a great break, and see you in 2018. We start again on January 8.

Sachini Muller

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

Stephen Howes

Stephen Howes is the Director of the Development Policy Centre and a Professor of Economics at the Crawford School.

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