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Best Aga Khan podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
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Updated June 2020
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Reliable hospitals, schools and roads. Clean water and affordable energy. Flourishing economies. People working to shape their own futures. These are the cornerstones of all thriving societies. Without them, people remain locked in a cycle of poverty, clinging to inadequate services and dependent on short-lived aid. The Aga Khan Foundation is breaking the cycle. As a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks, the Aga Khan Foundation hel ...
 
The Development Policy Centre is a think tank for aid and development policy based at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. We undertake independent research and promote practical initiatives to improve the effectiveness of Australian aid, to support the development of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island region, and to contribute to better global development policy. Our events are a forum for the dissemination of findings and the exchange of new ideas. You ...
 
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Australia’s aid program to PNG is its biggest, its highest profile and most controversial. In this insightful keynote panel at the 2020 Australasian AID conference, Jonathan Pryke outlines the findings of his research into Australia’s aid program to PNG, His Excellency John Kali CMG OBE discusses key changes in the way Australian assistance is bein…
 
In this keynote address, Dr Radhika Coomaraswamy discusses the evolution of the women, peace and security agenda, from representation and participation of women in peace processes, transformative justice and women combatants to livelihoods and empowerment of women in the post-conflict era and the role women play, and can play, in the prevention of …
 
In 2019 the Nobel prize for economics went to three economists who have promoted the use and importance of Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) in development economics and interventions. But how useful are RCTs in the real world of development assistance? And what more generally needs to be done to improve the quality and impact of impact evaluations,…
 
In November 2019, Professor Stephen Howes sat down with Michael Kocher and Matt Reed of the Aga Khan Foundation to discuss the work of the Foundation, one of the ten development arms of the Aga Khan Development Network.Professor Stephen Howes is the Director of the Development Policy Centre at the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian Na…
 
Family is the basic foundation for social and economic development across the world, and particularly in Papua New Guinea (PNG). However, this foundation is often challenged by family and sexual violence (FSV). In order to support policymaking that fosters healthy, safe and secure families, research was conducted in Lae in 2018 and 2019 to better u…
 
Should aid programs micromanage their work? Or should they leave staff on the ground the space to decide for themselves? In this presentation Dan Honig will speak to the key findings of his book, Navigation by Judgment, an in-depth attempt at answering these questions. Dan’s book draws on a novel database of more than 14,000 discrete development pr…
 
On Wednesday 1 May, former World Bank Vice President Jim Adams presented his reflections on the performance of the Australian aid program. He is stepping down as Chair of DFAT's Independent Evaluation Committee after seven years in the role, and joined us at ANU to discuss how to build a robust performance culture based on accountability, transpare…
 
Chinese development cooperation in Asia and the Pacific is growing rapidly. In this keynote panel at the 2019 Australasian Aid Conference, Chinese experts shared their insights on the rationale, aspirations and challenges of Chinese development cooperation, particularly in relation to the Belt and Road Initiative, responsible investment, the new de…
 
Masood Ahmed, President of the Center for Global Development, gave a keynote address at the 2019 Australasian Aid Conference on 20 February. He discussed growing debt in low-income countries, and asked whether we are heading for another debt crisis. He also spoke about whether this is different from the debt crisis 20 years ago, what is driving deb…
 
Donald Kaberuka, former President of the African Development Bank and former Minister of Finance for Rwanda, presented the 2019 Mitchell Oration on 19 February at the 2019 Australasian Aid Conference. He spoke on the topic of 'Africa and the global landscape: emerging trends and the way forward'.The 2019 Australasian Aid Conference was held at Craw…
 
This panel reviewed and reflected on the on-the-ground experience of using a gender lens in the impact investment ecosystem in Asia and the Pacific.Panellists:Amy Haddad, DFAT (Chair)Joy Anderson, Criterion InstituteAmanda Jupp, Pacific RISESally Moyle, CARE AustraliaWill Scott-Kemmis, SecondMuse (Frontier Innovators and Incubators)James Soukamneut…
 
This panel brought together key players in the Australian aid sector to discuss best practice to approach the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector, as well as safeguarding issues. It also provided a platform for organisations to learn from and share their approaches and experiences.Panellists:Kate Sutton, Humanitarian Advis…
 
This panel highlighted the need for an increased focus on mental health and psychosocial disability within the disability-inclusive development agenda, and provided some best-practice examples and learnings for development practitioners.Panellists:Teresa Hall, University of Melbourne (Chair)Becca Allchin, Monash UniversityAleisha Carroll, CBM Austr…
 
Rapid advances in technology, including mobile communication, artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, psychographics, and biotech, are fundamentally changing economic, political, social, and security conditions in the Indo Pacific region. This panel discussed the impact all this is having on developing countries, and adjustments needed in deve…
 
MAMPU is the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality. This panel featured key partners of MAMPU - Indonesian civil society organisations that champion women's issues - and discussed their strategies and approaches and the role of aid.Panellists:Amy Haddad, DFAT (Chair)Dina Lumbantobing, PERMAMPU (Women's NGO Cons…
 
With the recent establishment of the Pacific Labour Scheme and Pacific Labour Facility, and the reorientation and rebadging of the Australia Pacific Training Coalition and Pacific Labour Facility, this panel provided the opportunity for a conversation about the complexities and opportunities that labour mobility provides for the Pacific region.Pane…
 
The nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology. The World Bank's 2019 World Development report studies this and argued that in light of the disruption from technological change, a new social contract is needed to smooth the transition and guard against rising inequality. Senior Director for Social Protection and Jobs, Michal R…
 
Governments and aid donors spend billions of dollars on active labour market programs and public works programs to improve the long term employability of youth by providing training, work placements and job searching assistance, and offer social protection through the creation of temporary employment opportunities. But how effective are these progr…
 
Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer survey was recently piloted in Australia. Analysis of this, along with the Australian Research Council-funded National Integrity System Assessment of Australia, offers new insights into corruption. At this seminar on 13 September, A J Brown reviewed proposals for what should be involved in an…
 
Nena Stoiljkovic, the International Finance Corporation's Vice President for Asia and the Pacific, recently made her first visit to Australia in this role. On 23 August, she spoke at a seminar at ANU about IFC’s new strategy, its approaches to maximising finance for development and private sector investment, and its work in the Asia Pacific region.…
 
Tess Newton Cain interviews Yasmine Bjornum, an activist for women's rights and empowerment in Vanuatu. They discussed Yasmine's background and journey thus far, including Sista, an online platform that provides content that aims to raise the visibility of women and their achievements in Vanuatu's society and economy.…
 
The second plenary of the 2018 PNG Update, held on 14-15 June at the University of PNG, focused on economic developments in the country. Mr Ian Ling-Stuckey, Shadow Minister for Treasury and Finance, spoke on PNG's economy, and a team of ANU and UPNG researchers presented the ANU-UPNG PNG economic survey 2017-18.…
 
PNG's Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Charles Abel, gave a keynote address at the 2018 PNG Update, held on 14-15 June at the University of PNG. He discussed the ANU-PNG relationship, opportunities for further connection through education, and PNG's political history and economic plans.By Development Policy Centre, ANU
 
Digital technology has various uses and much potential, but how is it being used in PNG and what lessons can be learnt? This panel at the 2018 PNG Update, held at the University of PNG on 14-15 June, addressed this topic. Presenters spoke on market fee payment through custom-made software; electronic government; lessons from a Goilala ICT project; …
 
There are various challenges for governance and development in PNG. In this panel at the 2018 PNG Update, held on 14-15 June at the University of PNG, presenters discussed cultivating a participatory approach to governance; understanding youth perceptions; the deep determinants of district development; governance reform, leadership and support; and…
 
The 2018 PNG Update was held at the University of PNG on 14-15 June. In this ANU-UPNG research showcase, we hear about some of the recent collaborative research by academics from the two universities, including on health phone services, decentralisation, the impact of family and sexual violence on education, infant industry protection, and health e…
 
The Sustainable Development Goals are, in part, an encouragement for countries around the world to look after their environment and reduce the damage being done to ecosystems. This is particularly important in the Pacific, where many countries are resource-challenged. This panel at the 2018 Pacific Update, held in Suva on 5 and 6 July, made a valua…
 
Many countries are exploring ways to shift their energy sources from fossil fuels to renewable energy, but how do renewable energy ambitions affect donor-funded rural electrification efforts in Pacific Island countries? What is the experience of small island states when it comes to power sector reform? How can Fiji move towards a more sustainable f…
 
Tourism contributes real resources to Pacific Island countries, but there is still much to be done. In this panel at the 2018 Pacific Update, held in Suva on 5 and 6 July. we heard about building an inclusive tourism sector, the tourism-growth nexus in Pacific Island countries, social capital in the region, and the role of crafts and souvenirs in V…
 
As the occurrence of extreme environmental events increases due to climate change, how do households in Solomon Islands respond, and how does this relate to household net worth? This panel at the 2018 Pacific Update (held in Suva on 5 and 6 July) answered this question, and discussed negotiating a climate consensus and assessing climate finance rea…
 
Urban-to-urban forced displacement is misunderstood and under-prioritised, explained presenters on this panel at the 2018 Pacific Update, which was held in Suva on 5 and 6 July. This session described some outcomes on partnerships between aid actors, governments and the private sector, particularly how these partnerships resulted in certain outcome…
 
Small island developing states, particularly many Pacific Island countries, are considered to be among the most at-risk regions in the world from climate change. In this panel at the 2018 Pacific Update, held in Suva on 5 and 6 July, presenters discussed measuring the effectiveness of climate change adaptation at the community level; the neoliberal…
 
The 2018 Pacific Update was held on 5 and 6 July at the University of the South Pacific's Laucala Campus. In Panel 3a - Labour mobility, presenters discussed various aspects of labour mobility in the Pacific region, including new sectors and markets, and the PACER Plus Agreement.By Development Policy Centre, ANU
 
This aid evaluation forum on 30 May focused on the evaluation of funding from Australia's bilateral health aid program to multilateral organisations to increase and extend their support to the health sector in PNG. The evaluation was presented by one of its authors - Ian Anderson, an Associate at the Development Policy Centre - and discussed by an …
 
This aid evaluation forum on 30 May focused on the evaluation of Australian support for PNG's road infrastructure through the PNG Australia Transport Sector Support Program. The evaluation was presented by one of its authors - David Slattery, Director, ODE, DFAT - and discussed by an expert commentator - Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy …
 
This aid evaluation forum on 30 May focused on the evaluation of Australia's response to the drought in PNG in 2015-16. Following opening remarks by Wendy Jarvie, a member of DFAT's Independent Evaluation Committee, the evaluation was presented by one of its authors - Bernard Broughton, an Independent Consultant - and discussed by an expert comment…
 
For the sixth edition of Devpolicy's aid budget breakfast on Wednesday 9 May 2018, we expanded our analysis, covering not only the Australian aid budget, but also aid trends in Australia and overseas. Following the eighth straight year of aid cuts, this podcast also looks at how Australia compares to other countries, where the money is going, and m…
 
This forum on 11 April focused on the recent DFAT evaluation of effectiveness and credibility of Australian support for advocacy and disability-inclusive development. The evaluation was presented by Karen Ovington, one of the authors, and commented on by Mika Kontiainen, Director of the Disability Section at DFAT, and Colin Allen, Chair of the Inte…
 
Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme has delivered over A$144 million in net income gains to the Pacific, according to a new World Bank report. In this podcast of the report launch, Jesse Doyle, Social Protection Economist at the World Bank, presents the report, examining the costs and benefits of the scheme for Pacific households, and workers exp…
 
We are all touched by slavery, according to Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, one of the most decorated federal prosecutors in the United States. Former Ambassador-at-large and senior advisor to the Secretary of State on trafficking in persons, Ambassador CdeBaca built his legislation in to policy, transforming US anti-trafficking efforts and including the …
 
In 2017, Rashmii Bell edited the first-ever anthology of writing by Papua New Guinean women: My Walk to Equality. It captures the daily challenges faced and positive contributions being made by the women of PNG to improve the livelihoods of self, community and nation. In this vein, Tess Newton Cain caught up with Rashmii to talk about her backgroun…
 
This session at the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference, presented the recent report by CGD's High-Level Panel on the Future of Multilateral Development Banking, offering a frank assessment of current MDB policies and practices and situating them in the context of new development challenges. It also discussed how MDBs should respond to the new banks a…
 
In a time where the humanitarian funding gap is greater than ever before, humanitarian agencies are required to think innovatively and creatively about how to meet this need to meet current and future mandates. Humanitarian Advisory Group’s recent desk research and subsequent think piece present an exploration and critical examination of evidence o…
 
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