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Devpolicy lists top 12 blogs

Geraldine Panapasa
Thursday, December 27, 2012

PACIFIC futures and challenges for conventional thinking by the World Bank was just one of 12 popular blog posts for the year, according to researchers and academics at The Australian National University.

In its Devpolicy Digest update, Development Policy Centre director Stephen Howes and researcher Jonathan Pryke compiled the list which included a blog on child sponsorship works by Terence Wood, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student and Devpolicy research associate who looked at the impact evaluations on long-standing development question whether child sponsorship works.

Other notable blogs were focused on bad governance and politics in Papua New Guinea, impact of austerity on aid budgets and implications for Australia, mining benefits and thoughts on the Millennium Development Goals post-2015 by Bill Morton.

ANU PhD student Michelle Nayahamui Rooney wrote a blog on the potential social media has in transforming politics, business and social interactions in PNG.