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Crikey Clarifier: what the overhaul of Australian aid will mean

Tony Abbott is overhauling aid, cutting funding, merging AusAID with DFAT and reorienting spending. Aid expert Thulsi Narayanasamy looks into the changes and what they will mean.

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Public service changes make sense, but there’s a risk for PM&C

The government has changed the shape of the public service. Governance expert Stephen Bartos argues this mostly makes sense, but PM&C taking on indigenous affairs could backfire.

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Aid for checkpoints? The militarisation of Australia’s aid

The Australian Defence Force directly delivers about half of Australia’s aid to Afghanistan. There are myriad problems with this approach, writes Gareth Bryant from AID/WATCH.

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Is the World Bank failing girls and kids with disabilities?

A report suggests the World Bank is getting it wrong on the role of girls and kids with disabilities in its development programs — but AusAID comes out OK.

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Trade not aid for Haiti

Nearly a year on from the Haiti earthquakes and a cholera epidemic and unrest continue to plague the troubled nation. But the influx of aid has a major negative side for the developing country, writes Nicholas Kristof.

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Haiti: every horror story has a human face

Much of the media coverage has slowed, but the after effects of the Haiti earthquake are still being dealt with in Port-au-Prince. Jon Lee Anderson explains the plight of Nadia Fran├žois, a young woman attempting to gain aid for her community.

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Visual Economics | ECONOMY|

How aid dollars flow around the world

Mapping the millions of financial developmental aid dollars that flow around the world every year — where is it coming from, and where is it going?

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