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Saturday 24 Oct 2020 | 23:58 | SYDNEY

Aid & development linkage


Danielle Cave


21 October 2010 08:41

  • What does the doubling of Australia's aid program mean for the Pacific' Is a short-and-sharp review of Australia's aid strategy needed to guide the way' This and more discussed here.
  • Andrew Hewett (Oxfam), Stephen Howes (ANU) and Robin Davies (AusAID) took part in last week's Lowy Institute panel discussion that analysed the decisions underpinning the doubling of Australia's aid program and what Australia should be focused on following the recent UN MDG summit in New York. This video recording of the panel is well worth watching.
  • Islamist group al-Shabab has banned mobile phone money transfers in Somali. Mobile phone banking is used by hundreds of thousands of Somalis abroad to remit earnings to relatives, and is one of the country’s main sources of income, estimated at US$1 billion a year.
  • Data guru Hans Rosling shows that Sweden is off-track on the Millennium Development Goals.
  • The Australian National University's new development policy blog looks at the UK's ten-point plan for better aid.