Centre for International Development

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

The Centre for International Development conducts research that leads to the design of innovative, evidence-based policies that: (i) promote sustainable improvements in the quality of peoples’ lives; and (ii) maximise the benefits from international trade.

The Centre seeks to undertake collaborative research with industry and contribute to policy debates surrounding international development.

Research areas

The Centre for International Development collectively research across a wide range of interests. Research has focused on evaluating the impacts of numerous factors on development including foreign aid, remittances, environmental and economic shocks, armed conflict, ethnic diversity, NGO programs, microfinance, health interventions, Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and international development goals.

Other areas of focus include the measurement of poverty and human well-being, inequality, gender and development, child labour, and the environment and development.

The research group also has a strong focus on researching the impacts of globalisation. Areas of expertise include trade theory and the political economy of trade agreements, empirical impacts of trade and foreign investment, monetary policy and inflation and the determination of exchange rates.

Research themes

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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Centre for International Development 

Director (external): Professor Alberto Posso


Phone: +61 3 9925 5669

Director (internal): Associate Professor Sefa Awaworyi Churchill


Phone: +61 3 9925 2013

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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 created by Louisa Bloomer