Grace Stanhope is a Research Associate in the Lowy Institute’s Indo-Pacific Development Centre working on a forthcoming Southeast Asia Aid Map that will track and analyse foreign aid and development finance flows to Southeast Asia from 2015 onwards.
Grace joined the Lowy Institute from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in 2023 and previously worked as a sub-editor in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery. She holds a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Bachelor of Development Studies from the Australian National University.
Political mismanagement and failures of governance all too often exacerbate the effects of natural disasters.
Transparency is crucial amid an increasing geopolitical contest over development finance and cooperation in the region.
The cost of development measures is being spread across government in creative ways, making coordination harder.