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:
- Julia Newton-Howes recently travelled to Chad to visit CARE’s humanitarian programs there. Read her reflective piece on the Development Policy Blog.
- Poor political governance in Solomon Islands – what use rational choice
explanations? Terence Woods examines the alternative explanation put forward by Tobias Haque (in his discussion paper) on the potential causes of poor political governance in Solomon Islands.
- A blog post jointly written by GRM Senior Manager Richard Paulsen (technical input) and GRM Communications Specialist Matthew Thomas mentions our blog. It poses this question: Blogging: is it a game changer for expanding pre-tender debate about Australian overseas aid?
- Read the statement by Peter Anderson, Chief Executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, about the release of AusAID’s Private Sector Development Strategy.
- This week Foreign Minister Bob Carr met with the Executive Director of UN Women, Ms Michelle Bachelet, and reinforced Australia’s support to women in developing countries.
- In his post on The Punch, Oxfam’s Andrew Hewett says Australia needs to warm up to climate change.