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Peter McCawley
Former Dean, ADBI, 2003 - 2006

Brief Biography

Peter McCawley graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra with a PhD in economics in 1972. He subsequently taught for several years at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, before returning to ANU and conducting research work on Indonesia. He joined AusAID, Australia's government aid agency, in 1986 as a Deputy Director General and later took up a position as an Executive Director at the Asian Development Bank from 1992-1996. He has worked as an economic adviser to ministers of economics and finance in both Australia and Indonesia.

He has published extensively on Asian economic affairs, especially on issues concerning the Indonesian economy. He has also served in numerous economic advisory positions, including on a government-appointed major review of Australia's foreign aid policy (in 1984) and in various multilateral agencies. He was Co-Chair of ADB's Asian Development Fund (ADF) VIII international negotiations in 1999-2000, Vice-Chair of the ADF IX negotiations in 2003-04, and Chair of the ADF X negotiations in 2007-2008.

ADBI Publications

Great East Japan Earthquake: Five Stages of PlanningGreat East Japan Earthquake: Five Stages of Planning. 
The Asian Tsunami: Aid and Reconstruction After a DisasterThis book is a compilation of hundreds of reports and articles about the 2004 Asian Tsunami disaster and underlines the fact that global disaster risks are highly concentrated in poor countries. 
Reconstruction after a Major Disaster: Lessons from the Post-Tsunami Experience in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and ThailandPaper examines the rehabilitation and reconstruction program that followed the 2004 tsunami in Asia; attention paid to effectiveness, challenges, and future recommendations for aid delivery and post-disaster reconstruction. 
Governance in Indonesia: Some Comments (Policy Brief)This Policy Brief is a condensed version of the earlier discussion paper. It is available in English and Indonesian, April 2006. 
Governance in Indonesia: Some CommentsThis paper discusses several selected topics concerning governance in Indonesia, September 2005.  

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