This site aims to reflect on issues pertaining to developing countries broadly defined to include both low and middle incomes economies. Of course, the challenges facing developing countries cannot  be analysed independently of the role played by developed countries. Indeed, ideas about the conduct of economic and social policies  often germinate in the developed world and find their way – often with a lag – into the toolkit of developing countries. It is this transmission of ideas  and their consequences that will be an important theme of the blog posts in this site. 

Site administrator and host blogger

Iyanatul Islam is an Adjunct Professor at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia and former Chief of the Employment and Labour Market Policies Branch at the ILO in Geneva. The author writes in a strictly personal capacity.


Site administrator and host blogger

Rez Monem is a Professor and Head of Accounting at Griffith University, Australia. He is also a Co-Editor of Accounting Research Journal, published by Emerald. His research interests lie in corporate governance, gender diversity, executive pay, financial reporting quality, and IFRS adoption. Rez has widely published in esteemed academic journals, including Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, The International Journal of Accounting, Accounting & Finance, Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, Advances in Accounting, Australian Accounting Review, and Pacific Accounting Review. Rez and his research work have been featured in The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times, Brisbane Times, Corporate Risk & Insurance Magazine, and many other regional newspapers. He is a  contributing author for THE CONVERSATION.

The author writes in a strictly personal capacity.