Report

ICT for development in the Pacific islands

This report reaches five main conclusions for the implementation of e-government and digital government initiatives, and it concludes with four recommendations for future programming of international support in the area of ICTs and e-government.
Evaluation

Pacific Outreach Program – Tonga program evaluation research report

Program Background: The NRL’s Pacific Outreach Program is a three-way partnership between the Australian Government (represented by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, DFAT), the Government in Tonga, and the Australian Rugby League Commission (represented by the NRL).
Book

Contested terrain: reconceptualising security in the Pacific

The world is confronted with multiple issues of security challenges. This book is an attempt to address some of these challenges by exploring how the use of multiple lenses could help enrich our understanding of the interconnected layers of security thinking and practices. Although the...
Report

Tonga: between an irresistible force and an immovable object

The military and economic rise of China has seen tensions between Beijing, Washington and Canberra play out in the South-West Pacific region.
Report

Unseen, unsafe: the underinvestment in ending violence against children in the Pacific and Timor-Leste

Violence against children is at endemic levels across Pacific island nations and Timor-Leste. Millions of children experience exceptionally high levels of physical, emotional and sexual violence, as well as neglect.
Report

Are there only winners? Labour mobility for sustainable development in the Pacific

After more than 10 years of established seasonal work schemes in Australia and New Zealand, this report focuses on seasonal labour mobility in the context of a policy assessment framework that addresses both wins and losses when considering a sustainable future for labour mobility in...
Journal article

Traditional or contemporary weather and climate forecasts: reaching Pacific communities

In most countries, weather and seasonal climate forecasts are available through national meteorological services (NMSs). Where NMS forecasts in remote Pacific communities can be limited, traditional knowledge forecasting methods remain invaluable.
Report

Palliative care in the Pacific: initial research

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...
Article

Low-cost electricity proposed for Polynesian countries in the Pacific

Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific.
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...