Welcome to our IMPACT monthly digest for July 2018.

This month, our incoming CEO has published an editorial for Thomson Reuters, and we're following our Humanitarian Emergency Response team's deployment following the collapse of a dam in Laos. Read more below, along with other reflections and stories of our work from across the globe.

To keep in touch between issues of IMPACT, you can always follow us on LinkedIn , Twitter , and at #PositiveImpact.

Warm Regards,

Palladium Communications Team
Our incoming CEO on why development isn't reaching its potential

There's an ongoing problem in development and aid: The industry lacks diversity and it's holding us back. Our incoming CEO, Chris Hirst, writes for Thomson Reuters about how he's benefited from the status quo, why this is so ironic, and what he plans to do about it .
Responding to the Laos Dam Collapse

Palladium's Humanitarian Emergency Response team, alongside the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is responding to the collapse of a dam in Attapeu Province , Laos. The disaster has displaced thousands.

Follow us on  Twitter for ongoing updates.
Labour Mobility is a win-win for Australia and the Pacific

A new program is training workers from the Pacific and providing jobs in regional and rural Australia where employers are struggling to fill positions. Julie Bishop, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, writes about the impact of this Palladium-managed approach .
The secret to growing your business ecosystem

Do you wake up every morning thinking about how to drive your competitors out of business? Be careful what you wish for. For success to be sustainable, you need a healthy ecosystem. Read about our approach to inclusive growth , originally published in Management Today.
Can we anticipate the impact of contraceptive use on societies? 

Family planning is one of the most cost-effective SDG targets. Our Healthy Policy Plus project has developed a model that simulates the effects of contraceptive use to show how investments in family planning, education, and the economy can accelerate progress toward the SDGs.
Locally driven solutions to Indonesia’s education problem

Indonesian students are under performing in basic literacy and numeracy. Our INOVASI program is helping to shape Indonesia’s National Education Strategy by understanding the barriers and identifying solutions that work at the local level.
10-13 September 2018
Boston, USA