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:
- Brendan Rigby’s humorous post on WhyDev looks at what determines Olympic gold medals, and goes beyond GDP to look at ‘Human Development‘.
- Before ANU Research Fellow Dr Kamalini Lokuge left for Uganda, she spoke to Stephen Hughes and gave a personal account about combatting the deadly Ebola disease.
- A post on Lowy’s blog about crowdsourcing and diplomacy in the Pacific examines the technical and institutional challenges to consider in the design and implementation of crowdsourcing operations in the Asia Pacific.
- Right Now’s Holly Kendall met with the Honourable Catherine Branson, the outgoing Australian Human Rights Commission President, to discuss her achievements, challenges and successes as President, and the future of human rights in Australia. Read the transcript of the interview.
- Owen Barder’s new online presentation aims to explain the basics of complexity theory and how it applies in economics, especially in development.
- The Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers, led by Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC AFC (Ret’d), released their Report earlier this week.