Indicative topic areas


  • Contemporary development practice
  • Design and evaluation of development projects and programs
  • Gender, resources, environment and development
  • Indigenous environments, policy and development
  • Migration, refugees and development
  • Social impact studies
  • Social analysis
  • Social mapping and community politics

Environmental management

  • Disaster risk reduction and management
  • Ecological economics and policy
  • Environmental and resource economics and management
  • Environmental assessment
  • Environmental conflicts: causes and solutions
  • Environmental sustainability, health and development
  • Environmental policy, governance and communications
  • Development and environment
  • Methods for environmental decision-making

International development economics

  • Agricultural economics and resource policy
  • Applied economics: cost/benefit analysis
  • Applied macroeconomics and microeconomics
  • Banking, finance and monetary policy in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Econometric techniques
  • Financial markets and economic development
  • Macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis and policy
  • Quantitative international economics
  • Quantitative policy impact evaluation
  • The economics of incentives and institutions
  • Trade, development and the Asia-Pacific economy

Policy and governance

  • Corruption and anti-corruption
  • Health policy
  • Making and evaluating policy
  • Managing government finances
  • New models for governance: strategy, innovation, decentralisation
  • Organisational finance and budgeting
  • Political institutions and policy processes
  • Poverty reduction
  • Public sector ethics and management
  • Scenario planning
  • Services and investment policy
  • Social policy principles and implementation

Other key areas of expertise

  • Climate change policy and economics
  • Energy economics, politics and governance
  • Food security and agricultural policy
  • Government, markets and global change

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