New government, new policy directions.
Since gaining office, the Albanese Government has signalled that it’s intent on drawing a line and starting afresh. This includes the development space, with not one, but two reviews of policy currently underway, for development and development finance.
The Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Minister Pat Conroy, spoke to Rachel and Jess for the second episode of Reimagining Development. In it, he spells out his vision for how the international development program can and should evolve: everything from putting people at the heart of development, to how to work with Pacific partners.
He also drops hints about how he would like to see DFAT better integrate development practice – and it’s a big one!
‘Reimagining Development: Conversations on the new development policy’ is a joint initiative between Good Will Hunters and ACFID, Australia’s peak body for the international aid and development sector. It is hosted by Rachel Mason Nunn, founder of GWH, and Jessica Mackenzie, Chief Policy Officer at ACFID.