Asia

Report

A snapshot of practice in the Australian-based international development sector
22 Feb 2019

This report is a ‘snapshot’ of a study commissioned by the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network, and undertaken by Coffey International Development. The aim is to provide a point-in-time understanding as to how research findings are communicated and taken up in policy and practice,...

Report

19 Feb 2019

The indications that favour a new start for the bilateral relationship between Australia and India are explored in this paper, as are contra-indications – a summary of past failures.

Briefing paper

14 Feb 2019

In recent years China has announced big changes to its agricultural policies - changes which are likely to have an impact on Australian agricultural exporters. ABARES recently analysed these changes and their potential implications for Australia’s beef, dairy and grains industries in a detailed report...

Report

14 Feb 2019

Based on the direction of China’s agricultural policies and Australia's growth in trade with China, there are potential areas for greater focus to achieve outcomes that are in the interest of both countries. At present, agricultural cooperation in the areas of biosecurity, genetics, food safety...

Report

31 Jan 2019

This report outlines how Pakistan continues to experience acute water scarcity, largely driven by drought and intensive agriculture. The author argues that there are few effective channels to mitigate the water crisis and Pakistani governance is lacking.

Report

31 Jan 2019

This report argues that concerned countries should press Myanmar to protect the rights to expression and assembly, and reform laws penalizing peaceful speech, to bring them back into line with international standards.

Report

29 Jan 2019

This report argues that China’s crackdown on the Uighurs could backfire against its Han population in Xinjiang and possibly elsewhere in China.

Commentary

25 Jan 2019

The unexplained detention of author and diplomat, Yang Hengjun, has raised more questions about the motives of a Chinese government under stress from within and without.

Report

23 Jan 2019

New data suggests East Asia is no longer as reliant on US or Western markets as it once was. Instead, led by a huge expansion in Chinese demand, the region has become far more internally driven, making it somewhat less vulnerable to current global trade...

Journal article

15 Jan 2019

China's outbound investment exceeded inbound investment for the first time in 2015. In years leading up this transition, a maturing demographic transition alongside slowing internal migration and diminishing returns to physical capital investment, all had a role in China's diminished competitiveness in low‐wage manufactured exports...

Journal article

14 Jan 2019

This article argues that a proposed Water Governance Reform Framework (WGRF) would provide a valuable approach to evaluate and improve water governance reform and, if employed within a broader water policy cycle, would help deliver improved water outcomes and more effective water reforms.

Working paper

11 Jan 2019

The purpose of this working paper is to provide insight into the complexity of urbanisation and present key entry points for its better management. The paper argues that an integrated programming or a ‘systems’ approach to urban development assistance in Asia and the Pacific is...

Report

21 Dec 2018

Although some national security policy makers in the U.S are pressing for an economic ‘decoupling’ of the U.S and China, the data in this report suggest separation on any significant scale would be as damaging to Amrica as to China, and perhaps much more so....

Report

11 Dec 2018

Singapore may be confronted by a more challenging future, with competition and security issues potentially threatening its success.

Commentary

7 Dec 2018

Darwin is now on the front line in managing tensions between Australia’s most important strategic ally and partner and its major trading partner.

Report

6 Dec 2018

India’s vast energy demand and growing import dependence are creating complex regional and global geopolitical relationships.

Report

4 Dec 2018

The main threats to food and water security in South-East Asia in the short- to medium-term, are demographic stresses, labour-force availability, crop and labour productivity and natural disasters. In the long-term, climate change threatens to exacerbate these issues and create a number of new problems....

Report

28 Nov 2018

The South Pacific is becoming a more strategically crowded and contested space. But, despite the strong aid and defence relations Australia maintains with the island states, there’s been little attention given to date to the role of Australia’s private sector in the Pacific islands region....

Report

27 Nov 2018

Does China seek to nurture and develop its ties to the Middle East as a prerequisite towards supplanting the United States as the security guarantor and primary extra-regional power there?

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