Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu growing, and not sinking, as Craig Kelly says?

Caught on tape mocking "lefties" for exaggerating the effects of climate change, Liberal MP and climate sceptic Craig Kelly has claimed that Tuvalu is not sinking beneath the seas but, according to the scientific literature, growing.

A pressure release valve? Migration and climate change in Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu

This report examines migration opportunities, projects future migration numbers from three Pacific microstates, and reports on fiscal and economic impacts and the likely impact of a hypothetical one-off environmental disaster on migration options.

Shit and miss: the challenge of achieving sustainable sanitation in Funafuti, Tuvalu

Lack of access to sanitation is not only an affront to human dignity, it pollutes the environment, degrades natural resources, compromises economic productivity, facilitates the transmission of diseases, increases child mortality, jeopardises maternal health, undermines education, exacerbates gender inequalities and perpetuates the cycle of poverty...
Journal article

The use of home brew in Pacific Islands countries and territories

This review examines what is known about the production and use of home brew in the Pacific Islands countries and territories. Data collection involved interviews of 78 men and women from the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Toga, and Tuvalu. The interviews were conducted in...

Tobacco control in the Pacific: Evaluation of program support Phase 1 (2003 – 2004) and Phase 2 (2005 – 2008)

Tobacco smoking is widespread in the Pacific region. The burden upon health, social and economic elements of the community is likely to be substantial. The environment for action to redress this concern has been provided by the international efforts to establish global commitment to fight...

Evaluation of the Tuvalu country strategy 2002 to 2007: final report

This evaluation of the NZAID-Tuvalu Country Strategy 2002-2007 (hereafter the Strategy) aims to assess the achievements as well as identify lessons and opportunities for the new country strategy. The audience for this evaluation is NZAID and MFAT, plus the key stakeholders in Tuvalu and New...

Review of recognised seasonal employer worker pilot training programme

This report presents the findings of a review of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) worker pilot training programme. The purpose of the review was to assess whether the pilot had achieved the intended outcomes and, if it had (at least in part), identify if any...

Ola Lei: Developing Healthy Communities in Tuvalu

My research examines the relationships between the formal health and education sectors, schools, external donors, non-government organisations (NGOs) and communities with regard to health in Tuvalu. A significant contribution of my research is the development of a Tuvaluan conceptual framework for health and wellbeing, which...

A Tuvaluan concept of well-being: reflection on national planning - Te Kakeega II

Well-being is a global term associated with development and public policy making. In Tuvalu, the term well-being is widely used in policies and reports and it is often said that well-being is at the heart of national planning. However, there has been no research to...

Pacific energy country profiles 2016

The Pacific is home to some of the countries most at risk from the effects of climate change. It is now also home to countries that are leading the world in reducing their fossil fuel consumption and shifting to renewable sources of electricity generation.