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Stephen Howes

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Australian National University
Crawford School of Public Policy

Stephen is a Professor of Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is the Director of the Development Policy Centre, He served as Director of the International and Development Economics program of the Crawford School from 2009 to 2014.
Prior to joining the Crawford School in 2009, Stephen was Chief Economist at the Australian Agency for International Development. He worked from 1994 to 2005 at the World Bank, first in Washington and then in Delhi, where he was Lead Economist for India. In 2008, he worked on the Garnaut Review on Climate Change, where he managed the Review’s international work stream.
Stephen also serves as a Board Member for CARE Australia, where he chairs the Program and Operations Committee. He is also Chair of a new NGO, Femili PNG, which supports survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea.
He has previously served on the Board of the Pacific Institute of Public Policy, and on the Advisory Council of the Asian Development Bank Institute.


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Research report

27 Apr 2017

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Once again, Trump has broken the mould. The 100-day mark is traditionally used to assess a new administration’s progress in advancing its policy agenda. With Trump, that’s impossible. In foreign policy at least, it’s more appropriate to ask whether at the 100-day...

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18 Feb 2015

Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) permits workers from eight Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste to work in Australia for a period of fourteen weeks to six months. The program centers on the horticulture sector, but is currently being trialed in four other sectors that were also...

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Submission

21 Jan 2013

This submission is written by Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre and Mr Jonathan Pryke a researcher at the Centre. Professor Howes has twenty-five years of experience working in and on aid and development in the AsiaPacific region. Formerly Lead Economist for...

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Research report

08 May 2012

An important public policy question is whether improved targeting of public spending will necessarily result in more or more cost-effective poverty reduction.

In an important and influential study, Ravallion (2009) shows that targeting measures perform poorly as...

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Discussion paper

30 Jan 2012

This paper examines whether improved targeting of public spending will necessarily result in more or more cost‐effective poverty reduction.

In an important and influential study, Ravallion shows that targeting measures perform poorly as indicators of the poverty impact and...

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Working paper

30 Jul 2011

This paper traces the changes in economic thinking concerning the case for action on climate change, through an analysis of the work of three eminent economists: William Nordhaus, Nicholas Stern and Ross Garnaut.

This paper traces the changes in economic thinking concerning...

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Discussion paper

30 Jun 2011

In 1986, Mosely first drew attention to an apparent paradox in the performance of international aid. Microeconomic data from evaluations of aid financed projects showed a majority of projects were successful, whereas macroeconomic data from regressions of aid on growth were discouraging. The...

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Research report

30 Jun 2011

As part of the APEC Finance Ministers‘ Policy Initiatives of 2008, the World Bank was asked to prepare studies on the current state of economic policies concerning climate change and recommendations for strengthening these policies.

This report was prepared as part of the APEC Finance...

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Discussion paper

30 Jan 2011

This paper provides an overview of issues relating to aid effectiveness. It argues that it is impossible to give a definitive answer to the question of whether aid is effective, and that it is more useful to ask what can be done to make aid more effective. The paper then groups the various...

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Briefing paper

30 Oct 2010

This brief considers recent patterns and trends in Australian aid. How much aid does Australia give? Where is it spent? What is it spent on? How does Australia compare to other donors?

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