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The WHO Pacific Islands Mental Health Network (PIMHnet) was officially launched at the Meeting of Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 14 March 2007. PIMHnet’s broad objectives are to Key components of PIMHnet’s structure and operation are achieve...
Over 2003-2009, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) committed nearly $NZ 2.5 million to fund two projects aimed at improving the mental health status of young people.
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...
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...
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...
Sovereign Funds (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 revenues.
This paper presents results from a systematic review of 68 studies that examined the link between participation in large-scale assessment programs of students’ learning and education policy in 32 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
This guide is a practical resource to guide Australian-based researchers and international development organisations, particularly Australian-based NGOs (ANGOs). The guide seeks to support good practice for research partnerships in order to generate evidence to influence policy and practice in the international development sector.
This audit found 31 cases of misconduct committed by aid workers connected to Australian charities. The sector's peak body, the Council for International Development, has promised major changes to protect some of the world's most vulnerable people.
The term “green growth” and its sister concepts, “blue‐green growth,” the “green economy,” and the “blue‐green economy,” have gained considerable traction in the Pacific island region in a short space of time. Pacific island governments, regional organisations, and development agencies all...