International relief


Collective resilience: NZ’s aid contributions in times of inequality and crises

This report examines New Zealand’s overseas aid contributions against six principles of a quality aid programme that reduces inequality and poverty. The report finds that while New Zealand’s aid contribution has some firm foundations, there is room for substantial improvement.

Partnerships for recovery: Australia’s COVID-19 development response

The Australian government’s Partnerships for Recovery policy presents Australia’s priorities in working globally, and especially with our near neighbours, to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Freedoms under threat: the spread of anti-NGO measures in Africa

This report describes and analyses the approaches that African governments are taking to impose restrictions that handicap NGO activity on the continent.

Humanitarian action 2019 overview

This report showcases global priority needs for women, girls and young people affected by crisis. It also highlights the Population Fund's 2018 achievements and its priorities in humanitarian work.
Briefing paper

Hitting the target: an agenda for aid in times of extreme inequality

This paper identifies ten principles that are crucial to ensuring that aid rises to the challenges involved in helping the poorest countries to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Briefing paper

False promises: how delivering education through public-private partnerships risks fueling inequality instead of achieving quality education for all

A growing body of evidence shows that education public-private partnerships which support private schooling, used in a large number of donor funded education systems, are too often failing the most vulnerable children and risk deepening inequality.
Working paper

Understanding donor motivations: developing the Principled Aid Index

ODI’s Principled Aid Index visualises data measuring the 29 bilateral donors’ motivations for providing official development assistance. The Index ranks donors according to whether their foreign aid allocations support a principled or parochial national interest. This working paper outlines the conceptual framework that informed the...

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...

From evidence to impact: development contributions of Australian aid funded research

Aiming to provide insight to funders and researchers on how to maximise development outcomes, this study investigated how development research funded through the Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) has influenced policy and practice.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

The Committee reports on its Inquiry into Australia's relationship with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.