Centre for International Development

The Centre for International Development aims to be a global leader in international development research.

CID’s researchers lead the co-creation of innovative, evidence-based policies and business initiatives that promote sustainable improvements in the quality of peoples’ lives and places the wellbeing of the poor and most vulnerable at the core of their research.

Our researchers are specialised in Economics, Architecture, Engineering, Geospatial Science, Management, Marketing, and Political Science. The Centre approaches development from a multidimensional and multidisciplinary perceptive, providing innovative evidence-based policy recommendations to address some of the world’s most pressing problems. Centre researchers have produced influential studies on

  • Poverty and inequality
  • Financial inclusion
  • Disaster management and recovery
  • Climate change and resilience
  • Urban adaptation to shocks
  • Education
  • Health
  • Ethnic Diversity
  • Energy poverty
  • Gender disparities
  • Land rights
  • Mining
  • Child well-being, and more.

CID members lead RMIT’s research toward:

  • SDG 1: No Poverty
  • SDG 2: Zero Hunger
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, and
  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.

Research themes

Foreign aid

In 2019, OECD member countries provided over USD 150 billion in foreign aid to promote development globally.

Poverty, Vulnerability and Resilience

Unexpected events can have a huge impact on development. They include political events, health shocks such as COVID-19, economic shocks like the current global recession, and climatic shocks such as storms, floods and droughts.

Gender equality and child wellbeing

Our objective is to study factors impeding gender equality and child wellbeing with focus on developing world and offer practical and policy-oriented solution to facilitate these two crucial and often interrelated development objectives.

Feature projects

Projects are focused on evaluating the impacts of numerous factors on international development.

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Our publications

Selected publications from 2014 onwards from the Centre for International Development.

Our members

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Get in touch

Centre for International Development 

Director (external): Associate Professor Sefa Awaworyi Churchill

Emailsefa.awaworyichurchill@rmit.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9925 2013

Director (internal): Professor Alberto Posso

Emailalberto.posso@rmit.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9925 5669

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Capability statement

Read the Centre for International Development Capability Statement (PDF, 10.7 MB).

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.