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This Office of Development Effectiveness evaluation examined the effectiveness, inclusiveness and efficiency of Australian electoral assistance to major national elections in eight countries between 2006 and 2016: Afghanistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Tonga.
Australia's export trade agreements with China, Japan and South Korea – three of our four largest export markets – will set Australia up for the long term. These agreements will grow our economy, create jobs and benefit consumers.
Independent economic modelling has found that...
This week Donald Trump secured his position as frontrunner for the Republican nomination for US president with a thumping victory in the primary in his home state, New York.
But in a striking new Lowy Institute poll result, almost half (45 per cent) of...
The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, hereafter ‘Burma’, announced in July this year that it would hold elections for national, state, and regional parliaments on 8 November 2015. As this has the potential to be Burma’s first credible...
The conference brought together experts to assess the impact of Yudhoyono's presidency on Indonesia's development.
This video presents the conferences welcoming remarks and a political update. Nine more presentations can be viewed by clicking "Playlist" in the top-left corner of the video.
In this Lowy Institute Policy Brief, Melanesia Program Director Jenny Hayward-Jones examines the significance of Fiji’s elections on 17 September for Australian policy towards Fiji. She argues that the election will only be the first step in Fiji’s transition to democracy after eight years of...
This report argues that the rapid proliferation of new districts in Papua is strengthening the political influence of highlanders at the expense of the traditionally dominant coast, but it is also producing new conflicts and complicating the search for peace.
2013 is an election year and we know that domestic issues will dominate the campaign and decide our next prime minister. But, at a time when the world is confronting major changes, our foreign policy directions are hugely important, too.
In the Wheeler Centre's...
This paper argues that the concept of an 'Indo-Pacific' best captures the strategic environment Australia finds itself in.
This concept better recognises the major economic, security and identity challenges faced by Australia. It also places Australia in a prime position to involve itself in...
Aung San Suu Kyi’s participation in by-elections for Myanmar’s new parliament, her sweeping win, and the government’s endorsement of the result have completed a sea-change in the country’s politics – and as a result, its relations with the Western world including Australia.