International development

Development studies

World development report 2019

World Bank's 2019 Annual World Development Report comes at a time where the global economy is growing and the poverty rate is the lowest in recorded history. Technology brings a further wave of uncertainty as the pace of innovation continues to accelerate, both creating opportunities...

Select bibliography on Solomon Islands, 2003-2017

Introduction There is an excellent bibliography on early Solomon Islands: Sally Edridge’s Solomon Islands Bibliography to 1980, published in 1984 in Suva, Wellington and Honiara by the Institute of Pacific Studies at The University of the South Pacific, The Alexander Turnbull Library in New Zealand...

NGOs and political change: a history of the Australian Council for International Development

The Australian Council for International Development is the peak body of Australian international development NGOs. This book explores ACFID’s history since its founding in 1965, drawing on current and contemporary literature as well as extensive archival material. The trends and challenges in international development are...

Harnessing the Internet of Things for global development

This report explores the current use and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in tackling global development challenges, highlighting a number of specific instances where IoT interventions are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. It presents summary conclusions on what...

Evaluation of the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)

The Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) is an annual grants program that provides matched funding to accredited Australian NGOs to support their work in developing countries. Funding supports projects across a range of sectors including education, health, water and sanitation, governance and economic development. Established...

Banking our aid: Australia's non-core funding to the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank

Over the last 10 years, around 15 per cent of the Australian aid budget was spent through two multilateral development banks (MDBs): the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank. Close to two-thirds of this was given as non-core funding (funding earmarked for a...
Discussion paper

The merits of ability in developing and developed countries

Comparing the labour market returns to numeracy and cognitive ability in Indonesia and the United States, this paper argues that different economic characteristics between developing and developed countries may require workers with different skills. Different economic characteristics between developing and developed countries may require workers...