"Clarity or chaos? Development cooperation in a time of contestation.” – ACFID Conference 2019

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"Clarity or chaos? Development cooperation in a time of contestation.” – ACFID Conference 2019



Geopolitical optics are at risk of blurring Australia’s focus on neighbours’ wellbeing. It’s time to reconsider the purpose in addition to intent of ‘aid’ in addition to consider a wider Australian development cooperation program which is elevated to work on equal footing with defence in addition to diplomacy drivers of Australian foreign policy.

Chair: Bridi Rice, Director Policy in addition to Advocacy, ACFID in addition to panelists:

Anthea Mulakala: Senior Director for International Development Cooperation. The Asia Foundation, Malaysia

Melissa Conley-Tyler: Director Asia Link Diplomacy

Richard McGregor: Senior Fellow, Lowy Institute

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