Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shaking hands with Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva at last year’s Pacific Islands Forum in Samoa.
Australia has long been concerned about foreign powers gaining influence in the Pacific, but China's involvement in the region may not be as nefarious as it fears.
The conflict in Syria has left more than 6 million people internally displaced.
Rebuilding Syria will be complex and costly. But expertise and extensive funds will be in short supply due the geopolitical absence of the US and other Western countries.
Reports of sexual misconduct by Oxfam aid workers sparked a flurry of other allegations.
To stop sexual exploitation in the aid sector, more self-regulation by NGOs isn't the answer.
Aid projects in Iraq had more money than ideas.
We don’t care, or possibly dare, to look back five or ten years later to see what happened to international aid projects.
Getting aid to those who need it in Kenya.
Even as incomes are squeezed, the British public continues to give more money to international NGOs than anyone else.
A huge majority of humanitarian employees are local to the country of intervention, but their motivations and pressures are often misunderstood.
Home among the ruins.
There's something in the old adage, 'there's no place like home'.
New funding vehicles could finance large scale agricultural programs.
There is a lot of potential in borrowing ideas from the startup world to complement foreign aid funding.
An Oxfam campaign launch in 2014.
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Why NGOs and donors must have adult conversations about what development really means.
Donald Trump’s first budget request for fiscal year 2018 includes drastic cuts for diplomacy and overseas aid.
In the last decade, the United States has been the leading funder for preparing and responding to global infectious outbreaks, and the delivery of basic health care to low-income countries.
Can you solve the poverty cube?
Development agencies should consider nature and culture when creating strategies to alleviate global poverty.
A study of how the Young African Leaders Initiative handles its business exposes typical weaknesses, mainly lack of understanding local context, suffered by many foreign aid programmes.
Yemenis are staring at impending famine.
Constant staff rotations makes it difficult to pass on knowledge about an emergency situation.
Rapid response teams cross farmland in the battle to regain Mosul.
Even when ISIS is defeated, unless different groups can repair their relationship, violent extremism will remain, and peace in Iraq will stay elusive.
To find the data on Australia's aid generosity in the past, some detective work is required.
Donald Trump brings aggression into the US Presidency that threatens world stability.
One of the messages coming out of Donald Trump's victory is that his supporters are rejecting the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of the past 30 years.
US President elect Donald Trump greets supporters on election night in New York.
The world's best known talk show host has become the president-elect of the most powerful country in the world. Trump running the US is unlikely to be good news for Africa.
How will aid spending change after Brexit?
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Options are open for how to spend £1.4 billion of British aid channelled through EU.
Give small amounts as you pass by makes you feel good but is rarely enough to make any significant or lasting difference.
Travelling almost always involves confronting experiences with abject poverty. As you step out of the pampered cocoons of hotels, restaurants and airline cabins and see destitute people sleeping on streets…
The relatively low death toll when Cycle Aila hit Bangladesh in 2009 was widely attributed to improvements in disaster preparedness.
With burgeoning need and an aid system that is failing to cope, what meaning does 'resilience' have?