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Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law, Security and conflict

Finding order in chaos: Six months after the blast, what’s next for Lebanon?

Finding order in chaos: Six months after the blast, what’s next for Lebanon?

Beirut, 4 August 2020. In the midst of what came to be one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history, an image of a young nurse holding three premature infants while clutching a telephone, surrounded by blood, chaos and destruction, went viral. The picture not only spoke of the young […]

by × 11 February 2021 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Food supplied by UK aid for people affected by Hurricane Irma is distributed in East End, Tortola, BVI. Photo: Russell Watkins/DFID

We need a new way to think about aid

The West’s idea of international aid and development as the rich world rightly meeting its ethical obligation to help poor countries to modernise and join the club of developed countries is looking increasingly out of touch with the times. For a start, most aid today is going to people in […]

by × 02 September 2020 ×

Economic growth and resilience, Faculty

Not a centaur, but better: building FCDO into a powerful force for good and not for chaos

Not a centaur, but better: building FCDO into a powerful force for good and not for chaos

In announcing the merger of the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Boris Johnson has not created a centaur, with the hindquarters of a development agency and the head of a diplomatic service, but a puggle: an entirely new animal. Merging two departments does […]

by × 26 June 2020 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Unsustainable development goals?

Unsustainable development goals?

From 2000 to 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) focused minds and budgets on global poverty, significantly boosting people’s prospects in some of the world’s poorest countries. The new set of global targets, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aim to build on that progress, not only in eradicating poverty, but […]

by × 14 April 2016 ×

Economic growth and resilience, Faculty

The World Bank Main Complex Atrium. Image credit: Jaakko H

How to save the World Bank

The World Bank is quietly sliding into insignificance, as its core fee-paying clients increasingly seek other lenders. If it is to survive, its management will need to streamline its loan approval processes and leverage the unique assets that distinguish it from its competitors. The Bank once comfortably earned enough to […]

by × 12 January 2016 ×

Economic growth and resilience, Students

What The Aid Industry Can Learn From Venture Capitalists

What The Aid Industry Can Learn From Venture Capitalists

Is a ‘best practice’ approach to international aid getting in the way of solutions that might be ‘best fit’? Tim McMinn reviews Ben Ramalingam’s new book, Aid On The Edge Of Chaos Bali is a place most Australians are familiar with. If you haven’t visited yourself, chances are you have […]

by × 18 November 2013 ×

Health, welfare and well-being, Students

Lead Australian development from the top?

Lead Australian development from the top?

Despite assurances that we should expect “no surprises” from a Coalition Government, the new Prime Minister delivered a big one last month on the 18th of September with the announcement of plans to reintegrate AusAID back into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. As has been noted on this […]

by × 10 October 2013 ×