The exceptional situation of the COVID-19 pandemic underlines the importance of regulation, alongside taxing, spending and communicating, as one of the most relevant levers of government action.
This paper highlights the significant economic contribution of the creative arts in Australia and the threat that COVID-19 presents to the sector. It also reveals that a majority of Australians (58%) support a $750 million federal relief package to support the live music sector which...
This working paper, which examines the World Bank’s alignment with the commitment to leave no one behind, offers an operational definition for the commitment and devises a set of good-enough indicators of progress for it, which could also be applicable to development cooperation actors.
By providing a comparative analysis of these two island regions, the authors aim to further understanding of Chinese aid in the Pacific and shed light on the current debates on Chinese aid modalities, motives and impact.
This report is written as a response to the proposed Australian Infrastructure Investment Fund for the Pacific (AIFFP), a $2 billion facility that intends to combine $500 million of aid grants with $1.5 million of loans to Pacific Island projects.
This paper argues that the enhanced US-Vietnam economic ties reflect the fact that Washington has begun to recognise Vietnam’s economic potential and geopolitical significance.
This paper argues that the United States should pursue an exit strategy that is based on realistic timelines, supports a viable peace process that achieves a legitimate, representative Afghan government, seeks to protect the political and social gains made over almost 20 years, and provides...
Foreign aid and inclusive education in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati: a question of ownership
A positive commitment towards inclusive education in Kiribati is emerging and that Australian Aid provided essential advocacy for children with disabilities through direct management of initiatives by the expatriate administered Kiribati Education Facility.
The 2018 Dialogue looked at PNG’s time on the global stage as the host of APEC 2018, and also considered whether hoped-for opportunities in tourism have been realised. The participants also discussed the current state of the PNG–Australia relationship and the increased interest in the...
New Zealand’s development cooperation activities in PNG, with a focus on agriculture, energy, gender and support for Bougainville, have been evaluated as generally valid and should continue as strategic investment areas.