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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.
Transcript

Richard Marles on Australia and the Pacific

On 21 November the Hon. Richard Marles MP, Shadow Minister for Defence, delivered this address to the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Australia's approach to the Pacific.
Strategy

2017 Foreign policy white paper

The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper sets out a comprehensive framework to advance Australia’s security and prosperity in a contested and competitive world.
Report

Infrastructure in the Pacific: learnings from completed investments 2004-2013

Selected infrastructure investments completed between 2004-2013 by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) were evaluated. The purpose of the evaluation is to independently inform MFAT of improvements that can be made within current infrastructure investments in the Pacific and lessons learned...
Evaluation

Renewable energy investments in the Pacific: a process evaluation

The purpose of the process evaluation of its 2011-2015 renewable energy infrastructure investments is to independently inform the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) of improvements and learnings that can be made to the planning and management of such Activities. This includes...
Report

Renewable energy sector: overarching results framework

The New Zealand Aid Programme, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has identified infrastructure investments as one of the enablers of growth. Renewable energy is one of the key underpinnings of its growth strategy for infrastructure. One of the 12 Investment Priorities of the...
Evaluation

Evaluation of New Zealand’s Aid Programmes in the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau: a synthesis report

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) commissioned Adam Smith International to conduct an independent evaluation of its country programmes in the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau. The evaluation assessed the quality of New Zealand’s aid delivery, the results of its...
Commentary

How to avoid a violent end to the Manus Island stand-off

The Howard Government’s resolution of a crisis on Nauru in 2005 points the way forward for dealing with the people currently held on Manus Island, writes Michael Gordon.
Journal article

The prevalence of diabetes among adults aged 40 years and over in Fiji

This project aimed to = estimate the prevalence of diabetes among adults aged ≥40 years in Fiji, and determine the demographic characteristics associated with this diagnosis.
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.