The Research in Development Series

Topics Cross-sector partnerships | Evidence-based policy

First launched in 2010 through the ACFID University Network, the Research in Development Series provides an opportunity for practitioners and academics to publish topical research in an accessible format.

The current titles in the series are available to be downloaded below.

In it for the long haul? Delivering Australian Aid to Afghanistan

In it for the long haul? Delivering Australian Aid to Afghanistan

This paper details the achievements of the Australian Government and non-government actors in Afghanistan in the years 2001 to 2010, and explores key ongoing challenges facing the nation.

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Closing the Gender Gap: Gender and Australian NGOs

Closing the Gender Gap: Gender and Australian NGOs

This report contributes to the debate about approaches to gender within Australian non-government aid and development organisations. It highlights strong progress towards integration of gender in programming, and identifies gaps in related to performance and accountability mechanisms.

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Religion and development: Australian faith-based development organisations

Religion and development: Australian faith-based development organisations

This paper explores the distinctions between faith-based and secular aid and development organisations and the unique challenges and opportunities associated with the faith-based community.

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Alternatives to Debtors Prison: Developing a framework for international insolvency

Alternatives to Debtors Prison: Developing a framework for international insolvency

This paper contributes to the debate regarding debt and insolvency as it relates to international development, challenging assumptions around the causes and responses associated debt crises in the developing world.

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Measuring Social Change: Principles to guide the assessment of human-rights based approaches to development

Measuring Social Change: Principles to guide the assessment of human-rights based approaches to development

This report unpacks the role of impact evaluation as it applies to the field of human rights, detailing a range of approaches and offering the principles upon which measurement of social change should be based.

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Now We Feel Like Respected Adults: Positive change in gender roles in a Timor-Leste WASH program

Now We Feel Like Respected Adults: Positive change in gender roles in a Timor-Leste WASH program

WASH issues are highly gendered by nature and demand responses which are appropriately gender-conscious. This report analyses specific outcomes of a WASH programming in Timor Leste and describes the enabling factors for positive development progress in this area.

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