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Jenny Hayward-Jones

Jenny Hayward-Jones is Director of The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program at the Lowy Institute. Prior to joining the Lowy Institute Jenny was an officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for thirteen years, serving in the Australian missions in Vanuatu and Turkey. She worked as Policy Adviser to the Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands from its inception in July 2003 and in 2004. Jenny holds a BA (Hons) in political science from Macquarie University; her Masters thesis for Monash University focused on governance and political change in Vanuatu. Jenny’s interests focus on Australian policy in the Pacific Islands region, political and social change in Melanesia, and the strategic and economic challenges facing Pacific Islands in the Asian century. She is the author of two Policy Briefs on Fiji and several reports from major conferences on regional issues, on PNG and on Solomon Islands that she has convened in Australia, New Zealand and Solomon Islands.
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Foreign territory: women in international relations

Australia’s international relations sector has a severe gender imbalance in its workforce, despite some notable trailblazers in a few prominent roles. This report argues that this imbalance needs to be addressed for the sector to make its workforces more effective and innovative, using the best...
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Changing geopolitical dynamics for Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's new government faces a rapidly changing external environment as it struggles to manage a significant domestic economic downturn and unprecedented pressures on the national budget.
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The future of Papua New Guinea: old challenges for new leaders

Argues that Papua New Guinea’s next generation of leaders should take a new approach in seeking to turn around negative trends in law and order, education, and health. Executive summary After 40 years of independence there are reasons to be both optimistic and pessimistic about...
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Papua New Guinea in 2015: at a crosswords and beyond

The Papua New Guinea economy will record the highest GDP growth rate in the world in 2015 but will also formally fail to meet any of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals in their deadline year. Overview This paper represents conclusions reached by thirty participants...
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2014 Australia-Papua New Guinea emerging leaders dialogue: outcomes report

This report summarises the outcomes of the second annual Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue. This Dialogue set a new standard for frank and broad-ranging discussion between young leaders from diverse fields in both countries. Food security, access to services and justice, the growing importance...