Dec 09, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

Aid

Medicine for a sick system

Healthcare in Indonesia suffers from many chronic problems that only healthier politics can cure

In search of sustainable farming

Bali-based NGOs are an important part of Indonesia’s growing sustainable agriculture movement

Inside Yudhoyono'€™s anti-corruption machine

Despite attempts to re-engineer Indonesia’s governance mechanisms, corruption remains a chronic problem

Voices from the muddy void

Living with the Lapindo disaster

Eco-tourism for whom?

Bunaken National Marine Park is promoted as an ideal mix of tourism and conservation, but not all local people agree.

Building social and legal reform

Australian lawyers and judges lend a hand

AIDS education

The government works with waria in South Sulawesi

Surf Aid groundswell builds

Surfers rally to help the people of the Mentawai Islands

Insecurity for NGOs

Western security agendas have shifted donor priorities, forcing NGOs to rethink their own agendas

After the tsunami

Journal of an Aceh volunteer

After the tsunami, the free for all

International agencies need to take the time to understand local groups

Acehnese voices

As reconstruction moves into high gear, it’s time to listen to tsunami victims

Aid must embrace social change

Aid must embrace social change

Partnership or pretence

Who should call the shots – international donors or local NGOs?

A free lunch?

Much aid comes with strings attached – crippling loan repayments, exploitation of resources and vulnerability to unfriendly international markets

Reconstruction meets resistance

NGOs and local people work together to rebuild communities, until feudalism intervenes

Aid with strings attached

Foreign policy not poverty reduction drives the Australian aid program

From poverty to social justice

Aid works best when it seeks to confront social injustice

The price of peace

Reintegration funds have caused problems as well as solving them.

Caring for people with AIDS

Universal access to treatment is not just a dream

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