Cross-posted from our companion site, Interpreting the Aid Review.

  • With much discussion on the pros and cons of giving aid to Japan, this blog post deepens the debate about donating after a disaster.
  • With emerging and new donors littering the international aid scene, the growth of China, Brazil and India changing the world's economic landscape, climate change, conflict and corruption potentially bringing on greater development fatigue, the rise of globetrotting celebrity campaigners, the onset of e-diplomacy and the push for greater donor transparency — what will aid look like in 2031
  • News Limited took to Australia's aid program this week with a string of articles attacking the program for $3.4 million of fraud over a 7 year period (amounting to 0.17% 0.017% of the program's budget over this time). It was good to see this spark a dialogue on Australia's aid program. As an engaged follower, I am craving a more informed and deeper discussion than what has been rolled out by News Limited papers so far.
  • A useful blog for Australia's international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) – 10 pointers for meeting the challenges presented by a changing global context.