The Readout - Series 3 Episode 4

In this episode, The Development Intelligence Lab’s CEO, Bridi Rice, chats virtually with Jo Choe and James Gilling about recent development news.

The trio unpack recent headlines: the Foreign Minister’s announcement of an increase in humanitarian aid to Sudan; the release of Overseas Development Institute's new Principled Aid Index; and Japan’s new development compact (its first since 2015).

Reflecting on the Lab’s recent Intel question - Bridi, Jo and James muse about the types of development skills and the role Australia should play in SE Asia. Is this a radically different proposition from our engagement with the Pacific?

And they consider the USAID approach to localisation (read USAID’s first review of its ambitious 2021 targets here). What lessons can Australia’s aid program take from both the setting of targets and the review process?

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