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:
- Margaret Callan examines a study published by the National Research Institute on the economic benefits from the Porgera Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea, and adds a few other perspectives of her own.
- Jennifer Lentfer caught up with Cate Coorey of AidWorks to discuss what makes effective aid, and some of the common misconceptions about aid work. Visit the WhyDev website to listen to the discussion (duration: 16 minutes).
- An article on Our World Today promotes Go Bare Day—an online campaign launched today. The campaign encourage others to give up on one thing for the whole day, to raise awareness for women and girls in the third world who lack basic needs and choices.
- In this week’s Development Buzz (Sep 12) you can read about the 2012 APEC Summit on environment and food security; a big push on education; transfer pricing; and more.
- You should be proud of where your aid dollars go – Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs,
the Hon Richard Marles MP, wrote a piece for The Punch about his recent visit
- In a humorous post on WhyDev, Weh Yeo, Brendan Rigby and Alison Smith lists 9 development phrases they hate (and suggestions for a new lexicon).
- Stephen Howes puts forward his comments on AusAID’s draft medical research strategy.