Small island nations in the Pacific are concerned about the future of their development progress as negotiations for the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations — better known as PACER-Plus — inch closer to completion. Aid and trade watchdogs consulted by Devex fear the scheme will not bring equal benefits to stakeholders. Following five years […]
An “overhaul” of Australia’s foreign aid program is largely not new, and fundamentally fails to address the difficult questions on how to make aid more effective. Aid analyst Thulsi Narayanasamy unpacks the policy.
AidWatch’s Thulsi Narayanasamy speaks to Radio New Zealand about cuts to Australia’s aid programme and the lack of transparency since the aid programme has been integrated into the Foreign Affairs Department.
Why do nations give aid? Is it to help alleviate poverty, or to show goodwill to those less fortunate? Is it to increase global peace and security or as a way of influencing the nations receiving aid? There are a multitude of reasons that influence both why and how aid is given. One of the […]
Thulsi Narayanasamy, Director of AidWatch, talks to radio RRR FM about Australia’s foreign aid policy and recently announced cuts to the foreign aid budget.