Development Policy Centre (ANU)


The 2019 Australian aid transparency audit

This report covers the 2019 Australian Aid Transparency Audit, run by the Development Policy Centre. The centre regularly audits Australian Aid Program transparency – previous audits were run in 2013 and 2016.
Blog post

Governance, ethics and leadership in Papua New Guinea – a personal perspective

This two part blog post revolves outlines the personal and practical experiences acquired over the years in the author's capacities as a public servant and private citizen in Papua New Guinea.

Palliative care in the Pacific: initial research

Oxfam New Zealand’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Joanna Spratt, finds there is scarce literature on palliative care in Pacific island countries and territories, but the documented disease profile shows a need for expanded palliative care as well as more funding; leadership; support training, coaching and...

Moving beyond grants: questions about Australian infrastructure financing for the Pacific

This report provides background to and understanding of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's recent Townsville speech “Australia and the Pacific: a new chapter”, as well as an initial assessment of this announcement's implications.

Strategic choice: a future-focused review of the DFAT-AusAID integration

This review originated in conversations between the author and various development professionals about value of standing back after 5 years and assessing the impact of the 2013 AusAID-DFAT integration. The intent was to inform the next phase of Australia's international development work so that it...