2023

Enhancing the ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation in the Pacific

JEFF LIEW  |  Liliana is a young mother and small business owner in an island community. With a digitally connected and responsive business financing… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #62

SOVINDA PO | Thailand’s ruling party elected Thaksin’s daughter as party leader  Thailand’s ruling party – the Pheu Thai Party… Read More

Cooperation and capabilities: Pacific-led regionalism in the age of great power competition | Part 2

SEAN JACOBS  |  While Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and Western nations rely on shared values as a basis for a strong relationship, Beijing relies… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | Australia’s pivot to India

PERSPECTIVES:ASIA | ANDREW CHARLTON  | India is on the rise to become the next global superpower, with a population expected to be larger than… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 8 November

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting The leaders of the region are gathering in Rarotonga, Cook Islands for their 52nd… Read More

Shared values: Pacific-led regionalism in the age of great power competition | Part 1

SEAN JACOBS  |  Dame Meg Taylor has written a recent thoughtful analysis on threats to Pacific-led regionalism from Beijing and Washington DC’s renewed… Read More

Bridging the digital divide by enhancing effective digital finance usage among the poor | Part 1

RAHUL CHATTERJEE AND SHAWN HUNTER |  Rubina, a grocery shop owner in rural Munshiganj in Bangladesh, owns a basic feature phone. Her… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 10:  Financial inclusion––the money pump of market-based development and poverty reduction

RON BEVACQUA  |  This blog series has traced the history of the idea that promoting entrepreneurship and innovation is the key to unlocking economic… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #61

SOVINDA PO | Indonesian court ruled on Presidential and Vice-Presidential age limit eligibility  On 16 October 2023, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court issued… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 25 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Tropical Cyclone Lola heads for Vanuatu Hard on the heels of the prediction that this upcoming cyclone season will see… Read More


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