Australian aid evaluations: program performance and humanitarian responses

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 29 April 2015


Weston Theatre, Level 1, Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Mr Jim Adams, former World Bank Vice President; Professor Stephen Howes and Ms Joanna Spratt, Crawford School; and representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


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As in past years, the Development Policy Centre hosted a forum to discuss and debate recent Australian aid evaluations. This year we focused on the new annual report on Australian aid Performance of Australian Aid 2013-14 and on two recent evaluations from the Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) on Australia’s responses to humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa and Syria. We heard from ODE and the Chair of the ODE’s Independent Evaluation Committee.

Speakers included:

  • Mr Jim Adams Chair of DFAT’s Independent Evaluation Committee and former World Bank Vice President.
  • Mr Scott Dawson First Assistant Secretary, Contracting and Aid Management Division, DFAT.
  • Mr Simon Ernst Office of Development Effectiveness, DFAT.
  • Professor Stephen Howes Director of the Development Policy Centre and Professor of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.
  • Mr Jamie Isbister Acting First Assistant Secretary of the Humanitarian Division, DFAT.
  • Dr Karen Ovington Assistant Director for the Office of Development Effectiveness, DFAT.
  • Mr Dereck Rooken-Smith Assistant Secretary for the Office of Development Effectiveness, DFAT.
  • Ms Joanna Spratt PhD Candidate, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This forum was presented by the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

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