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Fall armyworm in Papua New Guinea: how big is the risk?

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PNG
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ANU
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Written by Michael Bourke, Sim Sar Fall armyworm (FAW) is major pest of maize (corn), sugarcane and rice. This insect pest was reported in Western Province in early 2020. Maize is widely grown up to...

The new Chinese aid agency after its first two years

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China
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ANU
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Written by Denghua Zhang, Hongbo Ji In April 2018, China established its stand-alone aid agency – the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA). This was a milestone event in Chinese...

COVID-19 and Timor-Leste’s readiness to fight

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Timor-Leste
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ANU
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Written by Angelo M. G. Aparicio, Michael Rose Just a few weeks ago, Timor-Leste was one of the very few countries which had not registered any cases of COVID-19. However, on 21 March this changed...

The Pacific: the silent ‘P’ in Asia-Pacific?

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World
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ANU
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by Michelle Reddy, Menka Goundan, Virisila Buadromo Have you ever wondered what the term Asia-Pacific denotes? A vast stretch of geographical land masses across Asia and the Pacific gathered into one...

The ongoing slide in donations to Australian NGOs

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Australia
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ANU
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by Terence Wood Money isn’t everything. But if you’re an aid NGO, revenue makes it a lot easier to help people. We now have data on NGO revenue in 2018, which we’ve added to the Devpolicy time...

Diversifying humanitarian leadership: we must do better

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World
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ANU
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Written by Kate Sutton, Pip Henty New research has found that just 38 per cent of the staff of humanitarian agencies think they are being led by diverse leadership teams (conjure images of different...

Demographic and Health Surveys: “smart aid”

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World
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ANU
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Written by Ian Anderson Papua New Guinea (PNG) has recently released its latest Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Key Indicators. The DHS report itself explains the purpose was, “to obtain and...

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