The Singapore economy faces significant challenges in coming years, including disruptions caused by new technologies, changing structures of international competitiveness and growing economic nationalism.
This report is not just about government initiatives and activity - it is about the efforts of the business sector, civil society, academia, communities and individuals. Australians are contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through their work in the care economy, by...
This paper argues that depending on the choices that its members make, the emergence of an African middle class will either assist the development of African agriculture or further increase the continent’s reliance on food imports.
'Red tape' is often a poorly defined term, used in different contexts to mean different things. What one person considers red tape could, to another, be an indispensable piece of regulation. To provide direction to public policy, it is important that there is a clear...
In February 2016, Infrastructure Australia (IA) presented its Australian Infrastructure Plan to the Australian Government, detailing the economic impact of proposed policy reforms through changes to gross domestic product (GDP), GDP per capita and GDP per household. As an input into the Australian Infrastructure Plan,...
The Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash, has released the Turnbull Government’s response to ISA’s 2030 Plan.
This report summarises the key recommendations arising from discussions on shared opportunities for trade, investment and increased mutual understanding, held as part of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney in March 2018.
This reports suggest that Australia’s aid spending, already at record lows, could be cut further, making our aid contribution proportionately lower than that of Greece.
The authors in this interdisciplinary collection draw on their in‑depth knowledge of peacebuilding and development contexts in different parts of Asia, the Pacific and Africa to examine the messy and dynamic realities of hybridity ‘on the ground’.
The erosion of long-standing Australian aid programs in many neighbouring countries means less development, poorer health outcomes, more poverty, and greater deprivation, writes Penny Wong.
This research addresses the question of how to improve women’s economic agency in Papua New Guinea, and the security of their livelihoods, without compromising their safety.
The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) face the most daunting development challenge in the world: they are extraordinarily isolated, very small, and saddled with fragmented markets, inadequate infrastructure, fragile ecosystems, and exceptionally high vulnerability to climate change. While political crises, civil strife and violence have been...
This edition explores Vietnam's economic growth since its Doi Moi reforms started in 1986. The story of Vietnam’s domestic economic transformation since the end of the Vietnam War and Australia’s early role in that transformation sets a strong precedent upon which an economic partnership can...
Creative Nation uses official, open and web data to map the creative industries in the United Kingdom, their evolution, contribution to local economic development, the strength of their support ecosystems - including research and informal networking - and their connections with each other.
In Afghanistan, China recognises several economic and strategic opportunities to advance its goals in the region and beyond, including the opportunity to acquire access to much of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth.
This handbook provides tools for supporting economic development of a whole local economy, rather than any single enterprise. It includes case studies from different cultures, which identify critical success factors and presents tools for understanding how the local economy works.
The State of the Nation report this year is the eleventh report the Salvation Army’s Social Policy Parliamentary Unit has completed. New Zealand as a nation has changed in many ways over this time and each of these reports have served as markers along the...