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Fact sheet

15 Sep 2017

Since the establishment of Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) in 2012, the number of workers from Vanuatu has increased significantly from 119 to 1533. It has been established that labour mobility improves livelihoods. This is evident throughout out villages and towns in Vanuatu, and is...

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Report

13 Sep 2017

The Independent Evaluation of the Roads for Development (R4D) Program Final Report concluded that Australia should continue supporting Vanuatu’s rural road sub-sector.  In particular, in designing a possible next round of rural sub‑sector support, Australia should continue to focus on two key...

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Report

30 Jun 2017

This report is the third in a series of papers on the role of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands.

Our first report set the context of Pacific Island SF and their roles and responsibilities (Drew, 2016). Key findings included that many Pacific Island SFs appear to have multiple...

Report

30 Jun 2017

One of the key projects for the NZIPR is examining the roles of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands. This reflects the fact that 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...

Thesis

11 Jun 2017

Vanilla was first introduced to French Polynesia in 1848 and from 1899-1966 was a major export for French Polynesia who then produced an average of 158 tonnes of cured Vanilla tahitensis beans annually. In 1967, vanilla production declined rapidly to a low of 0.6 tonnes by 1981, which prompted a...

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Report

09 Nov 2016

One of the five key first-year projects for the NZIPR is examining the roles of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands. This reflects the fact that 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...

Research report

08 Jun 2016

In 2013, New Zealand and the European Union co-hosted the Pacific Energy Summit to fast-track sustainable energy development in the Pacific. It resulted in funding commitments of more than $635 million for a range of innovative renewable energy projects, and showed that donors and the private...

Evaluation

15 Apr 2016

1.1 Background and context

The New Zealand Government has allocated development assistance programme funds to Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) since it was established in 1962.  Guided by the priorities of the New Zealand Aid Programme, VSA works alongside people in the Pacific, mobilising...

Thesis

01 Jan 2016

Introduction: The importance of health research in addressing equity, health outcomes and development is recognised by world leaders and yet there is a lack of research outputs from low to middle income countries, such as those in the Pacific Islands, where the burden of disease is higher. A...

Thesis

15 Oct 2015

The term “development journalism” has been used for four decades in Asia, but in the Pacific and even more so in Western countries such as New Zealand and Australia, the term is met with scepticism, particularly from working journalists. There is extensive debate in the Pacific about the role of...

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Research report

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,...

Research report

29 Jul 2015

Abstract: This paper is intended to fill a gap in the literature concerning the Vanuatu judiciary, as this topic is rarely addressed other than in reports by international non-government organisations, such as Transparency International and its local chapter, Transparency...

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Book

04 May 2015

Provides insights both into how sorcery and witchcraft practices and beliefs are playing out in contemporary Melanesia, and also the types of interventions that are being trialled or debated to address the problems associated with them.

Introduction

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Thesis

20 Nov 2013

In the Pacific Island country of Vanuatu, the majority of the population is involved in subsistence agriculture. However, through the processes of globalisation and urbanisation, people are increasingly moving to the capital city, and economic hub, of the country, Port Vila, to participate in...

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Research report

07 Aug 2013

This report is based on independent research conducted for an NZ Aid Programme-funded project Sharing the Riches of Tourism: Exploring How Tourism Can Contribute More Effectively to Poverty Alleviation in the Pacific. Research in a variety of developing country contexts has found that the...

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Thesis

09 Jul 2013

The Internet enables communities in developing countries to directly communicate with potential visitors at a relatively low cost. The Internet also plays a significant role in the development of a sustainable tourism industry and can enhance the consumption of local food in destinations. The...

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Thesis

01 Jan 2013

This thesis explores the potential decreolisation of Bislama, the creole of Vanuatu. It focuses on the evolution of the written language and consists in the study of a corpus of documents in Bislama in various genres and over a period of 40 years. The first three chapters of this thesis focus on...

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Other text

14 Dec 2012

The island of Tanna lies in the Southern New Hebrides, north-west of Aneityum and south-east of Erromanga, and is about thirty miles long by ten or twelve miles broad. The most significant feature of the social organisation of the island in the period in question, 1835-1868, was the division of...

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Research report

15 Aug 2009

This report examines tourism and its contribution to poverty alleviation in the Pacific, focusing mainly on what existing literature can tell us about the nature and scope of tourism in the region and its contribution to development, constraints to tourism, and the roles of key institutions in...

Research report

07 Apr 2006

Helen Hughes and Gaurav Sodhi argue that a new $89 million funding package to Vanuatu provided by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation will do little to address the rampant corruption and economic mismanagement that plague the country. The new US funding incorporates none of the lessons...

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