There is little evidence that pads alone will keep girls in school – stigma, lack of appropriate infrastructure, and embarrassment need to be dealt with too.
Maps that divide the world into 'no-go' and 'safe' zones has created a new politics of danger.
A new regulation makes it easier for the government to contract local NGOs.
The international aid sector's use of languages needs to change if it is serious about dealing with the issues raised by recent scandals.
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.
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.
To stop sexual exploitation in the aid sector, more self-regulation by NGOs isn't the answer.
We don’t care, or possibly dare, to look back five or ten years later to see what happened to international aid projects.
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.
There's something in the old adage, 'there's no place like home'.
There is a lot of potential in borrowing ideas from the startup world to complement foreign aid funding.
Why NGOs and donors must have adult conversations about what development really means.
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.
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.
Constant staff rotations makes it difficult to pass on knowledge about an emergency situation.
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.
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.