Each week on Engage, we aim to share with you a selection of links to articles and stories about the Australian aid program and international development that we find interesting or noteworthy. Here’s a snapshot of online stories this week:
- An Australian writer living in Chile has written a nice piece on her blog about the extraordinary work of two Australian Sisters of Mercy in a very poor district of Lima, Peru.
- Foreign Minister Bob Carr wrote an article about the East Asia Summit: Building our Regional Architecture for the 21st Century.
- Oxfam’s Andrew Hewett on The Drum: Afghan women’s rights are not negotiable.
- On the East Asia Forum, Scott French from Macquarie University writes about microfinance and poverty reduction.
- A new series on Development Impact, a World Bank blog, looks at DFID’s approach to impact evaluation. Part II of the series explores DFID’s approach to funding research and impact evaluations.
- WhyDev launched their new website. Check it out!
- There’s a comprehensive post on the Development Policy blog about putting family planning back on the development agenda.
- PNG: the counting continues from the Lowy Interpreter.
- In an article on The Conversation, Dr Elissa Kennedy from the Burnet Institute talks about family planning in the Pacific.