Oxfam New Zealand’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Joanna Spratt, finds there is scarce literature on palliative care in Pacific island countries and territories, but the documented disease profile shows a need for expanded palliative care as well as more funding; leadership; support training, coaching and...
This audit found 31 cases of misconduct committed by aid workers connected to Australian charities. The sector's peak body, the Council for International Development, has promised major changes to protect some of the world's most vulnerable people.
There is a clear rationale for Australia to continue supporting Vanuatu’s transport sector in light of its strategic value and effectiveness. Australia’s support is highly valued, highly visible and provides an opportunity to engage in strategic discussions.
The term “green growth” and its sister concepts, “blue‐green growth,” the “green economy,” and the “blue‐green economy,” have gained considerable traction in the Pacific island region in a short space of time. Pacific island governments, regional organisations, and development agencies all...
This report assesses the national approach of Asia–Pacific countries to the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace, taking a holistic approach that assesses governance and legislation, law enforcement, military capacity and policy involvement, and business and social engagement in cyber policy and security issues.
This guide is a practical resource to guide Australian-based researchers and international development organisations, particularly Australian-based NGOs (ANGOs). The guide seeks to support good practice for research partnerships in order to generate evidence to influence policy and practice in the international development sector.
Using evidence-based research of ni-Vanuatu workers in the Seasonal Worker Programme, this paper argues that this strategic policy of encouraging development for Pacific island nations is effective, and that participating in labour migration provides workers with new avenues of social mobility.
This evaluation concluded that Australia should continue supporting Vanuatu’s rural road sub-sector.
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.
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
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”.
Vanilla was first introduced to French Polynesia in 1848 and from 1899-1966 was a major export for French Polynesia who then produced an average of 158 tonnes of cured Vanilla tahitensis beans annually. In 1967, vanilla production declined rapidly to a low of 0.6 tonnes...
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.
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.
This evaluation describes and assesses how volunteer assignments are implemented and the benefits (intended and unintended) realised.
Introduction: The importance of health research in addressing equity, health outcomes and development is recognised by world leaders and yet there is a lack of research outputs from low to middle income countries, such as those in the Pacific Islands, where the burden of disease...
The term “development journalism” has been used for four decades in Asia, but in the Pacific and even more so in Western countries such as New Zealand and Australia, the term is met with scepticism, particularly from working journalists. There is extensive debate in the...
This report constitutes the complete outputs of the climate vulnerability assessment carried out by RMIT University for Port Vila, Vanuatu throughout 2014. This activity forms part of the broader agenda for UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) in the Pacific region.
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...