• G20 support for small island states

    Soumya Bhowmick     |      September 11, 2023

    India’s position within the G20 places it favourably as a representative of the global South due to its economic prowess and historical commitment to developing nations.

  • Development and defence

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      August 16, 2023

    22 of Australia’s 26 nearest neighbours are developing countries, and so an effective development program is key to building regional resilience, alongside a resolute stand on defence.

  • Blood money

    Open Forum     |      July 11, 2023

    Financial payments made by land developers to offset their impacts on threatened species may fall short of compensating for the environmental damage they do, according to University of Queensland-led research.

  • Looking to feminist and women’s rights movements to improve aid localisation

    Rochelle Jones     |      June 21, 2023

    Localisation is a key topic in the lead up to Australia’s highly anticipated new international development policy and feminist and women’s rights movements around the world can provide some food for thought.

  • The democratic partnership for global development

    Cong Pham     |      August 14, 2022

    The Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment is a new G7 initiative to counter China’s self-serving Belt and Road Initiative and benefit developing and developed countries alike.

  • Green-time beats screen-time for kids

    Open Forum     |      December 11, 2020

    A University of Adelaide review of 186 studies from around the world has found “green time” is far better for children and adolescents mental health and academic achievement than screen time.

  • City of ghosts

    Deborah Ascher Barnstone     |      November 2, 2019

    Rampant development and a lack of arts funding are destroying the cultural fabric of Sydney, as buildings and facilities are torn down to make way for ever more blocks of apartments.

  • What’s it all about, Oxfam?

    Phil Vernon     |      March 16, 2018

    The scandal surrounding the exploitation of vulnerable local people by Oxfam workers has rocked the international development sector but activists and organisations alike should seize this opportunity to re-examine the future of foreign aid.

  • Education in the spotlight on International Women’s Day

    Robert Dunn     |      March 8, 2018

    International Women’s Day on 8 March offers an opportunity to reaffirm the pivotal role of education plays in helping the most marginalised women and girls progress out of poverty.