In the 2019 Mitchell Oration, Dr Natalia Kanem of UNFPA discussed the remarkable gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights since 1969, and point to the remaining economic, social, institutional and other barriers that prevent women, girls and young people from making their own decisions and fulfilling their potential.
Many donors are rethinking how aid can better confront fragility and support governments and communities to build resilience. Reflecting on lessons of the past, the United States is currently working through several new initiatives and proposed reforms that seek to address shortcomings. In this seminar, Vijaya Ramachandran provided an overview of the newly released report based on these conversations, and its recommendations.
ANU/The Canberra Times Meet the Author series presents a public lecture by Professor Richard Baldwin talking about his latest book The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work.
Growth prospects for Asia and the Pacific: opportunities, risks and the Asian Development Bank’s role
The Asian Development Bank’s President, Takehiko Nakao, will deliver the Arndt Lecture on growth prospects for Asia and the Pacific.
Examining the water market in Metro Manila: an analysis of the dynamics of investment policy through household investment
Albert Lamberte presents his PhD findings on water market privatisation in Metro Manila.
This conference examines the quality of Indonesian democracy. The contributors will identify, assess and debate the signs of democratic backsliding across a range of political and institutional contexts.
Does Australia ‘punch below its weight’ in Africa?
This Symposium will discuss various possible routes towards a more effective and democratic system of global governance, and an eventual world parliament.
There are several efforts underway in the Pacific Islands to insure public and private assets against natural disasters such as cyclones and earthquakes. However, most Pacific islands are heavily aid dependent and cannot afford to pay the high premiums associated with disaster risk insurance. Therefore, insurance to cover disaster risk likely needs to be subsidised to offset costs and to build trust. In this presentation, Vijaya Ramachandran made recommendations for governments and donors based on her recent research.
Persistency in teachers' grading bias and effects on longer-term outcomes: university admission exams and choice of field of study
The study examines how teachers’ gender role attitudes and stereotypes influence the gender gap.