The Development Policy Centre (Devpolicy) is a think tank for aid and development serving Australia, the region, and the global development community. We undertake independent research and promote practical initiatives to improve the effectiveness of Australian aid, to support the development of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island region, and to contribute to better global development policy. We are based at Crawford School of Public Policy in the College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University.
In the past eight years, the Development Policy Centre has become Australia's leading source of research and analysis on the areas we cover. In particular, the Devpolicy Blog (devpolicy.org) has become an influential platform for informing development policy and practice in Australia and the region at large.
The centre is also involved in a number of development and research initiatives that are having real impacts in areas such as: economic and public policy capacity in PNG; opportunities for Pacific labour mobility; and support services for survivors of gender-based violence.
We are seeking philanthropic support for our ongoing research on our areas of focus, as well as the continued running of our flagship Devpolicy Blog. Independent non-government sources of funding are especially crucial for us to be able to say what we think on the development effectiveness of Australian's aid program.