Asia Insights is published by the Griffith Asia Institute. It offers latest commentary on Asia-Pacific affairs and aims to inform and foster academic scholarship, public awareness and considered and responsive policy making.
A new international economic order must be embraced for the Pacific islands which places our peoples and cultural heritage at the core of this new development paradigm. Dr Transform Aqorau shares his insights. Read More
Prior to COVID-19, gathering and compiling economic data was burdensome in the Solomon Islands. Coupled with the lack of political commitment to adequately resource national institutions responsible for collection and dissemination of economic data, the outbreak of COVID-19 and the scale down of the government’s workforce to skeleton staff and social distancing has further hampered the flow of economic data between data providers and data users. Read More
Women are most affected by pandemics. The social and economic impacts of COVID-19 fall harder on women than on men. Governments need to gather data and target policy to keep all citizens equally safe, sheltered and secure. Read More
For the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI)’s next Perspectives Asia event, three eminent journalists from the region - Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Australia - will discuss the “Role of press freedom as a pillar of democracy”. Read More
Professor Ian Hall, Griffith Asia Institute shares insights on the strengthening of India-Australia Relations Read More
Statement by the Chairman of the Macroeconomic Committee and Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Mr Ariff Ali. Read More
There are a number of reasons why deficits and debt do matter, even if the debt is effectively owed to the central bank and even if it has been created in a recession, or in anticipation of one – as is the case for the COVID-19 to the economy. Read More