State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (ANU)

Owning Institution:
Briefing paper

The New Caledonian referendum on independence part 1: historical origins

The first of a three-part series exploring different aspects of the referendum on whether New Caledonia will become an independent state or remain under French sovereignty.
Discussion paper

Gender challenges to financial inclusion in Papua New Guinea

This paper draws on research undertaken in 2015 among coffee smallholders in Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, focusing specifically on some of the challenges faced by women coffee farmers in accessing financial services.
Briefing paper

Women’s economic empowerment and escaping violent relationships

Examines some of the challenges women in the Papua New Guinea highlands face in escaping violent relationships.
Briefing paper

Industry guidelines for Chinese mining companies abroad: paper tigers?

Discusses two sets of industry guidelines published by the Chinese government for Chinese companies investing in overseas mining projects.
Briefing paper

Anti-retroviral therapy and social danger in Papua New Guinea

Reports new ways that anti-retroviral therapy in Papua New Guinea is being refracted through Christian moral discourses.