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ANU Development Policy Centre presents

2017 Annual Australasian Aid Conference



15th February 2017
-16th February 2017


JG Crawford Builidng 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Various speakers


$120 GST inclusive - $360 GST inclusive

Registrations are open,  details here. Additional conference details, including keynote speakers and program, will be added as they become available.

The Australasian Aid Conference will return on 15-16 February 2017, once again in partnership with The Asia Foundation.

As in previous years, the aim of the 2017 Australasian Aid Conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia and beyond who are working on aid and international development policy to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research and policy community. With 500 people registering in 2016, the AAC has established itself as Australia’s premier aid and development research conference.

The fourth annual conference in 2017 will feature papers and interactive sessions on a variety of aid and international development topics, including aid effectiveness, political economy and the politics of aid, gender, private sector engagement, humanitarian aid, migration and trade policy, and the international aid architecture.

Plenary sessions on governance, humanitarian aid, and Asian approaches to private sector cooperation will showcase leading global thinkers and practitioners, including Michael Woolcock, Phoebe Wynn-Pope, Adam Kamradt-Scott, Robin Davies, Guo Peiyuan, and David Rasquinha.

About the conference

The Australasian Aid Conference, held in February of each year in partnership with The Asia Foundation, has become an integral part of the Australian and regional aid calendar. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and beyond who are working on aid and international development policy to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research community.

The most recent conference was held at Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, Canberra on February 10 and 11, 2016. The 2017 conference will be held on February 15 and 16, 2017; more details here.

What people are saying about the conference

“From my perspective, the Australasian Aid Conference event is a great example of how the Crawford School brings together academics, policy makers and practitioners for an open exchange of views and for mutual learning.”

Professor Brian Schmidt AC, Vice-Chancellor, ANU

“This event has emerged as a very important annual venue for serious discussion of national, regional and global issues in international development, development cooperation and aid effectiveness.”

Gordon Hein, Senior Vice-President of Programs, The Asia Foundation

“From my own perspective and all those I connected with there and since, it was a great success in terms of the breadth of issues, the diversity of presenters and the balance between information and engagement.” Shannon Ryan, Manager – Food Security and Natural Resources, World Vision Australia

Conference partners

The Development Policy Centre

The Development Policy Centre (Devpolicy) is a think tank for aid and development serving Australia, the region, and the global development community. Devpolicy undertakes independent research and promotes 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.

Devpolicy was established in September 2010 and is based at Crawford School of Public Policy in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University.

The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2013, we provided nearly $114 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at over $10 million. Our development policy work brings together traditional donors and emerging Asian providers to share their perspectives and ideas about the changing dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region and international development cooperation.

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