COVID-19: implications for Australian aid 

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By Stephen Howes There is no part of Australian life that the current pandemic is not touching. Here are the some of the likely far-reaching implications for Australian aid. To start with, the pandemic and resulting economic fallout have thrown…

Avoiding the wrong lessons on aid and corruption

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Is development aid an effective solution to lifting countries out of poverty? Some argue that aid plays a central role in promoting economic development in the poorest countries, while others are still very sceptical. A recent World Bank research paper…