Research tries to track aid to Pacific women | Pacific Beat

Research tries to track aid to Pacific women

Research tries to track aid to Pacific women

Posted 10 August 2010, 7:48 AEST

Women play a large role in developing countries but little is known about how aid programs affect the lives of women in the Pacific.

A team of Australian researchers is working with communities in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to monitor exactly how the billions of development dollars that flow into the Pacific directly and indirectly impact women.

Professor Katherine Gibson from the Centre for Citizenship and Policy at the the University of Western Sydney is the team's project leader and has just returned from Solomon Islands. She says the research has some clear aims.

Presenter: Sonja Heydeman

Speaker: Professor Katherine Gibson, Centre for Citizenship and Policy at the the University of Western Sydney

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