At The Lab, we're fascinated by the big issues in Indo-Pacific development cooperation.
What we do
We are a platform for ideas and debate
We’re fascinated by the big issues in Australia’s development program. We take one gnarly issue at a time, gather the best of the best from the region, Government, and academia, and dive deep to unpack the issue – and develop options for the future.
An essay series publication.
A short podcast series.
A Chatham House-style dialogue.
A compendium of ideas for the future.
We provide bespoke analysis on Indo-Pacific development
The Lab also provides development analysis to a range of clients (think academia, government, non-profits, and private sector) seeking sharp and frank information.
If you’re interested in working with The Lab, please get in touch.
Who we are
Founder and CEO
Expertise • Current Inquiry
Richard Maude, Asia Society Serena Sasingian, The Voice Prof. John Blaxland, Australian National University Dr Nicola Nixon, The Asia Foundation Peter Yates, The Asia Foundation Stefaan Verhulst, New York University Andrew Young, New York University Uma Kalkar, New York University Dr Bryce Wakefield, Australian Institute for International Affairs Blake Chrystal, USAID
Production • Current Inquiry
Kate Bensen Jack Howard Isabelle Coleman Rachel Mason Nunn
Who we've worked with
Collaborate with us
Are you working in the Indo-Pacific? Are you exploring some of the big issues in development cooperation? Drop us a line, we'd love to collaborate.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which The Lab listens, thinks and does its work. We pay respect to the First Nations Peoples and their elders, past, present and future.