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CDI at conference on the future of aid in Asia and the Pacific | 9-10 May 2013 | Melbourne

CDI is a consistent contributor to dialogue and debate about the role of development assistance in our region and globally. With the relative shift of economic and diplomatic power from the countries of Europe, North America and Japan, a number of countries that were the recipients of aid are now becoming aid donors, even though they may eschew such terminology. This trend, along with the increase of private and non-government sources of assistance, has thrown up a range of questions about the future of aid in Asia and the Pacific. These themes were the subject of attention at a two-day event organised jointly by the Asia Foundation, Australian National University, Lowy Institute for International Policy, and University of Melbourne, held in Melbourne on 9-10 May 2013.

CDI Director, Dr Stephen Sherlock, attended the event and contributed to a broad-ranging discussion that featured speakers and participants from Australian and international academic institutions, non-government development institutions, think tanks and government agencies. Dr Sherlock took the opportunity broaden CDI’s network of connections in the field of international aid and development.

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  The Future of International Development in Asia and the Pacific | 9-10 May 2013 | Melbourne
  CDI & Asia & the Pacific





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The Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) supports the efforts of democracies in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their political systems. It provides training, technical assistance and peer support for parliamentarians, political party organisers and emerging leaders in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. CDI sponsors research and publications on political change and democratic governance.

Established in 1998, CDI is funded by the Australian Government. The Centre is based in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

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