Economic development

Report

11 Dec 2018

Singapore may be confronted by a more challenging future, with competition and security issues potentially threatening its success.

Discussion paper

10 Dec 2018

Australia is often referred to as the ‘most successful multicultural country on earth.' But what does this really mean? How is this success measured? This report provides some answers.

Policy report

28 Nov 2018

Given the identity crisis of capitalism, it is timely to highlight once again the proven record of capitalism in destroying poverty and creating shared prosperity—which alternative systems such as socialism have repeatedly failed to achieve.

Report

28 Nov 2018

Given the challenging political contexts since 2015, the corporate sector will have a key role to play in persuading national governments how technologies and expertise have moved on since the pledges were made.

This is one of four background papers feeding into a synthesis...

Report

28 Nov 2018

Given today’s challenging geopolitical conditions and the evolving nature of the international climate regime since Paris, civil society must now once again recalibrate its strategies to ensure continued and increasing relevance.

This is one of four background papers feeding into a synthesis paper entitled...

Report

28 Nov 2018

Globally, actors other than nation states (such as cities, state and regional governments, businesses and civil society groups) are contributing to international governance, particularly in relation to climate change.

Report

20 Nov 2018

This paper argues that there has been some progress in introducing economic reforms, but the effect has been stifled by the implementation of protectionist measures. More reforms will be needed if Indonesia is to boost economic growth and attract much-needed investment, especially in infrastructure.

Report

20 Nov 2018

This evaluation puts forward a strong case for Australia to remain engaged with Asian middle-income countries (MICs), and argues that Australia can continue to build its comparative advantage as a partner in economic and social reform.

Report

13 Nov 2018

This report establishes quantitative and qualitative information on what Pacific New Zealanders’ contributions are to the economy, from a living standards perspective. This is a critical component in our understanding of the range of capital stocks and assets that Pacific New Zealanders possess and use...

Report

12 Nov 2018

Australia needs to fundamentally reframe its policy approach. Ad hoc and set-and-forget approaches to policy will not deliver what we need in the future.

Report

8 Nov 2018

This report argues that to ensure Western Australia realises economic opportunities in the Indo-Pacific, the state government should orient its international engagement towards the emerging global growth countries of India, Indonesia, Vietnam and wider ASEAN.

Policy report

22 Oct 2018

The release of Australia's Foreign Policy White Paper late last year had been much anticipated, not least because it was the first such paper in over a decade. Notable was that the Pacific island region (including Timor-Leste) had been accorded a chapter of its own....

Report

11 Oct 2018

Combating illegal wildelife trade and further pursuing conservation-development models could help generate considerable economic benefits for African countries, while ensuring the long-term preservation of Africa’s wealth of natural capital.

Guide

26 Sep 2018

In addition to their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the Paris Agreement invited countries to submit long term low GHG emissions development strategies (LT-LEDS) by 2020. These strategies will provide countries with the opportunity to address three pressing and interrelated policy areas; ambitious GHG mitigation, adaptation...

Report

A project for the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors
14 Sep 2018

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) has developed a globally unique statistical tool which captures the scale, diversity and direction of the development of local, state and federal Night Time Economy (NTE) activity in Australia. Consistency of local comparative performance measurement has been...

Strategy

13 Sep 2018

This document sets out the Territory government's aspirational goals and themes to manage the future growth of the regions.

Report

Quantifying the benefits of climate change mitigation measures in buildings, transport and energy supply
7 Sep 2018

Climate policies on building retrofits, bus networks and district energy and cooling can generate millions of jobs, save households billions of dollars, and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths related to urban pollution all over the world.

The report helps policymakers establish the case...

Report

5 Sep 2018

The growth story of the 21st Century can unlock unprecedented opportunities of a strong, sustainable, inclusive economy. The benefits of climate action are greater than ever before, while the costs of inaction continue to mount. It is time for a decisive shift to a new...

Report

Prepared for the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources
24 Aug 2018

This report estimates how the trade and investment liberalisation undertaken by Australia over the 1986–2016 period has impacted the Victorian economy, as well as how the incidence of these reforms varies across different Victorian households.

Briefing paper

21 Aug 2018

This brief paper summarises Western Australia's results of nation-wide polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy.

The full results are contained in the report Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect . This New South Wales summary is a companion...

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