15 Feb 2019

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.

Journal article

23 Jan 2018

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...


30 Jun 2017

Third in a series of papers on the role of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands, this report suggests a 'reference portfolio' approach as a benchmark governance choice for Pacific Island funds


30 Jun 2017

This report summarises the research that has been undertaken on Sovereign Funds in the Pacific and draws out key findings, lessons and opportunities for funds to move closer to “best practice”.


9 Nov 2016

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.


8 Jun 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.


9 Nov 2015

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...


24 Sep 2015

Not much is known about the ways in which assessment data have actually been used in education policy to date. Understanding the role of assessments in informing system-level decision-making is a first step towards helping stakeholders improve the design and usefulness of assessments. Moreover, this...


1 Jan 2014

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...


1 Jan 2013

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....


15 Feb 2011

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...


30 Mar 2009

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...


27 Nov 2008

The link between climate change and migration is more complex than it might seem, writes DAVID CORLETT in this extract from his new book, Stormy Weather: The Challenge of Climate Change and Displacement.


15 Feb 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...



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