Are we divorced yet – or just arguing?

Somebody once said (George Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde would be pretty good guesses), that America and England are two countries separated by the same language. I have similar sensations on the (thankfully few) occasions I attend annual conferences on this, that or the other. As the Australian National University’s (ANU) Annual Australasian Aid Conference …

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Man bites dog: the art of blogging

Featuring Oxfam's Duncan Green Ever wanted to write a blog, but not sure where to start and how? Well, occasionally we at the Abt Governance Practice feel the same way. The work we do is fascinating, important and often affords us a unique perspective, and while we believe there is value in capturing and sharing …

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Bushfires and the Pacific: lessons for Australia’s new aid policy?

Bushfires and the Pacific. Two things that rarely go together in the same sentence. Yet the last few weeks have seen support for Australian communities devastated by fire emerge from – what some may see as – unexpected quarters. Support was expressed by Fiji’s Prime Minister on social media. Vanuatu has committed around 250,000 AUD …

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