Charitable organisations need support in a number of areas from government and other stakeholders in order to measure and improve on their work.
Community organisations are trying to measure their impact but lack the funding and data availability to do it properly, new research finds.
South Africa needs to forge new partnerships between government, business and civil society.
A lot was expected from the South African finance minister's 2016 medium term budget which came amid an unfolding economic crisis including the higher education funding gap.
Who are the winners and losers from recent medical research funding announcements?
The recent NHMRC funding announcement has renewed criticism about how medical research is funded in Australia. Is the system fair? Or is it stacked against some researchers?
Chinese graduates celebrate. A university degree is a passport to a better life
There is no such thing as ‘free higher education’. Someone has to pay. And the reality is that low, or no tuition fees benefit middle and high-income families.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Offers off free food, holidays and gifts are tempting, but there can be a price to pay – as Canberra discovered this week.
While foreign language TV dramas are enjoying unprecedented success in the UK, foreign language films have seen a dramatic slump at the box office.
Aline Frazao Angola at Sauti za Busara.
Non-commercial arts organisations face a funding dilemma. Confronted with limited local support, they are forced to rely on inconsistent international donors.
Good ideas from some of the best brains in the game for budding entrepreneurs ready to break the mould.
This is a list of old and new books on entrepreneurship. The common thing about them is that they give entrepreneurs the tools they need to start their businesses.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vaccinates his three-month-old granddaughter with oral polio vaccine earlier this year.
The health system Muhammadu Buhari inherited in Nigeria is not performing at an optimal level. It has poor governance at the primary health care level and weak collaboration and co-ordination.
Questions are being asked whether the new funding formula will affect output in science journals.
The future is not bleak as long as the government recognises the importance of and continues investing in science.
Putting the power of the crowd to work could raise more money for scientific research.
Kew is home to plants from across the globe.
A new report by MPs recommends greater independence for financial decisions, and a secure funding strategy.
“Who do you trust?” has become a common mantra in Australian politics. Our political leaders should do much more to stop the answer being “no one”.
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A fundamental lack of trust is at the heart of Australian politicians’ extremely poor reputation. It is the main reason why people’s opinions about their elected representatives have mutated from healthy…
NHS clouds gather over the north.
David Wilson Clarke
The north-south divide is a powerful trope within popular English culture and it’s also evident within the country’s health. A recent report by Public Health England showed that between 2009 and 2011…
Australia is one of the only countries in the democratic world that doesn’t require political parties to report electoral expenditure.
The release of political donation data from 2011—2012 has predictably generated headlines about who paid what to which Australian political parties over the past year. In line with the Commonwealth Electoral…
Around half a billion dollars will be cut over four years from a program that supports Australian research, the MYEFO showed.
Almost half a billion dollars will be cut over four years from a program that helps pay overhead costs for Australia’s researchers…
The government will boost schools funding today, but what’s next?
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Today the Prime Minister will announce the government’s full policy response on schools funding, following the Gonski report earlier this year. The Gonski report recommended a funding boost across the…
The debate around teacher quality should be informed by research, not hunches and misinformation.
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All we seem to hear about these days is failing teachers in failing schools. Those from business, government and the field of economics have all weighed in, criticising teachers, teacher educators and…
The government needs to do the maths on school funding and look at which schools need money most.
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In the lead up to the government’s response to the Gonski reforms, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has promised no school will lose funding under the new arrangements. In fact, “every independent school in…
Australia’s 4x100 metre medley swimming team with their gold medals.
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It is now more than 30 years since the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) opened in Canberra, so it was predictable that a modest, rather than overwhelmingly successful campaign at the London Olympics…