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
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.Download In it for the long haul? Delivering Australian Aid to Afghanistan
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.Download Closing the Gender Gap: Gender and Australian NGOs
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.Download Religion and development: Australian faith-based development organisations
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.Download Alternatives to Debtors Prison: Developing a framework for international insolvency
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.Download Measuring Social Change
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.Download Now We Feel Like Respected Adults