18 Oct 2017

Two prominent New Zealand academics have recently returned from discussing labour mobility policies and long term sustainable development plans in Tarawa, Kiribati.


30 Jun 2017

Third in a series of papers on the role of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands, this report suggests a 'reference portfolio' approach as a benchmark governance choice for Pacific Island funds


30 Jun 2017

This report summarises the research that has been undertaken on Sovereign Funds in the Pacific and draws out key findings, lessons and opportunities for funds to move closer to “best practice”.

Journal article

8 May 2017

This article examines how policy changes could improve outcomes for Kiribati migrants to New Zealand.


9 Nov 2016

Sovereign Funds (SFs) are often the largest single asset owner and investor in the Pacific Islands, and the income stream from these funds can also be a large part of fiscal revenues.

Working paper

4 Aug 2016

Five years on from the adoption of ‘A Public Financial Management Roadmap for Forum Island Countries’, a roadmap for Public Financial Management (PFM) reform in Forum Island Countries, this report examines experiences of PFM reform in two Pacific island countries in order to inform future...


8 Jun 2016

The Pacific is home to some of the countries most at risk from the effects of climate change. It is now also home to countries that are leading the world in reducing their fossil fuel consumption and shifting to renewable sources of electricity generation.


24 Nov 2015

Type II diabetes is one of the major public health issues among low income countries affecting the adult population. In Kiribati there are an increasing number of diabetic cases; most of these cases have undergone surgery, predominantly amputations, reducing people’s quality of life. Workers in...


24 Sep 2015

Not much is known about the ways in which assessment data have actually been used in education policy to date. Understanding the role of assessments in informing system-level decision-making is a first step towards helping stakeholders improve the design and usefulness of assessments. Moreover, this...


22 Jun 2015

The objectives of DAC peer reviews are to improve the quality and effectiveness of development co-operation policies and systems, and to promote good development partnerships for better impact on poverty reduction and sustainable development in developing countries.


3 Nov 2014

The report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of New Zealand’s support for the Kiribati Marine Training Centre (MTC) from 2010 to 2014. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide information to assist MFAT to review its engagement with the MTC, and...

Conference paper

27 Aug 2013

There is an increasing concern over solid waste disposal on the islands of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean. This is especially true on South Tarawa, which is the urban centre of Kiribati (Carden, 2003). The trend over the last few decades (see Figure 1) has...


30 Jul 2013

Access to electricity is one of the tangible approaches to improving the social and economic level of citizens the world over. Elevating living standards through electricity access for rural areas in developing countries encounters, however, a severe fiscal barrier as developing countries, do not often...


21 May 2013

Kiribati is a country facing numerous economic, social, demographic and environmental challenges. It is a country with limited natural resources. Infertile soils, severely restricted land and water resources coupled with limited economic prospects renders Kiribati a developing nation. Kiribati’s population are geographically spread across 32...


31 Aug 2012

Low-lying atoll countries are currently amongst the first nations to experience the effects of climate change, such as drought, loss of fresh water, rising sea-levels, coral bleaching and stronger storms. The environmental condition in low-lying Pacific countries such as the Republic of Kiribati is affecting...


15 Feb 2011

This report presents the findings of a review of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) worker pilot training programme. The purpose of the review was to assess whether the pilot had achieved the intended outcomes and, if it had (at least in part), identify if any...


15 Nov 2010

The Kiribati Marine Training Centre (MTC) is a locally-based organisation that contributes to economic and social-well being in Kiribati through provision of training for occupations seeking work in the local marine sector.

In 2006 the New Zealand Aid Programme contracted the New Zealand Maritime...


15 Aug 2010

Over 2003-2009, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) committed nearly $NZ 2.5 million to fund two projects aimed at improving the mental health status of young people.


15 Mar 2009

By way of background, the objectives of NZAID’s Kiribati Country Strategy for 2002-2007 and 2006-2009 were to improve educational outcomes, improve public sector performance and to apply the cross-cutting themes of gender equity, environmental improvement and human rights. The second strategy also had human resource...


30 Jan 2009

The WHO Pacific Islands Mental Health Network (PIMHnet) was officially launched at the Meeting of Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 14 March 2007. PIMHnet’s broad objectives are to Key components of PIMHnet’s structure and operation are achieve...



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