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...
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.
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.
This reports suggest that Australia’s aid spending, already at record lows, could be cut further, making our aid contribution proportionately lower than that of Greece.
Australia’s active global engagement on development and its focus on fragile small island states and disaster risk reduction are commendable. However, successive cuts to the country’s aid budget since 2013 are impairing its efforts, according to this OECD review.
This Office of Development Effectiveness evaluation assesses a decade of Australian support (2007-2017) for the PNG government to improve its road infrastructure, through the PNG Australia Transport Sector Support Program (TSSP).
The Indigenous Business Sector Strategy will help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people build sustainable businesses that will support themselves, their families and their communities.
The international community directs significant funding towards Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) for climate change allowing ambitious target setting. The Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Fiji targets 81% of renewable energy share in grid electricity supply by 2020 and 100% by 2030. A model...
This research argues that there is definite potential for Indigenous-owned business to act as a major stimulant for economic development.
Introduction There is an excellent bibliography on early Solomon Islands: Sally Edridge’s Solomon Islands Bibliography to 1980, published in 1984 in Suva, Wellington and Honiara by the Institute of Pacific Studies at The University of the South Pacific, The Alexander Turnbull Library in New...
Polling conducted by The Australia Institute asked Australians about the federal government’s handling of the global financial crisis (GFC).
This article argues that public policy processes in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Samoa have insufficiently addressed the context, problems and needs of societies to which policies have been directed.
Australia is much larger and has significantly more military and economic power than its Pacific Island neighbours. As a result, it is frequently described as having a natural right to lead in the region. Yet, Australia has found it difficult to effectively influence Pacific Island...
Five years on from the adoption of ‘A Public Financial Management Roadmap for Forum Island Countries’, a roadmap for Public Financial Management (PFM) reform in Forum Island Countries, this report examines experiences of PFM reform in two Pacific island countries in order to inform future...
The problems in Australia’s manufacturing sector are well-known, and many Australians have concluded that the decline in manufacturing is inevitable and universal: that high-wage countries like Australia must accept the loss of manufacturing as an economic reality. But international statistics disprove this pessimism. Worldwide, manufacturing...
Examines new decision-making and business models in the not-for-profit housing sector in the face of new policy frameworks and market challenges.
Key points:Not-for-profit (NFP) housing organisations are changing in corporate structure, business scope and geographic reach to sustain, and in some...