Topic-Economies and development

Privatising Poverty Series Part 4: Right-leaning neo-liberalism’s obsession with property rights runs through slavery

RON BEVACQUA | The third post in this blog series discussed how right-leaning neo-liberalism, as opposed to classical liberalism, places property rights above all… Read More

Towards a digitally inclusive society: Can Sri Lanka achieve it?

PRABATH PERERA | Sri Lanka has progressed through numerous challenges during the past few decades, such as thirty years of civil war, the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 12 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Final preparations for Vanuatu elections Vanuatu’s snap elections will be held on Thursday 13th October. The Electoral Commission is busy getting… Read More

Defence industry and the Pacific

PETER LAYTON* | From an Australian defence viewpoint, the Pacific is suddenly fashionable.  This renewed attention has encouraged some interest in possible regional opportunities… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 2: Market-based development vs structural adjustment―same same, but different

RON BEVACQUA | Some comments on the first post in this blog series linked market-based development to the structural adjustment programs (SAPs) pursued by… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Vanuatu President dissolves Parliament In Vanuatu, the newly installed President, Nikenike Vuraboravu has dissolved Parliament on the advice of Prime… Read More

2050: A Pacific geostrategic vision for the world’s only Blue Continent

AUDREY AUMUA AND SOLI MIDDLEBY | Considering recent commentary on the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and Pacific regionalism, you could be forgiven for missing… Read More

Bangladesh seeks support from the IMF: Why and what lies ahead?

IYANATUL ISLAM | Local and international media reports have highlighted the news that Bangladesh has sought financial assistance from the IMF. A widely… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #32

SOVINDA PO | Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, and Macau are added to US blacklist On 19 July the United States added Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, and… Read More

Digital futures: Driving systemic change for women

ERIN WATSON-LYNN AND TENGEI WANG | As digital technology continues to unlock new financial opportunities for people across Asia and the Pacific, it is… Read More

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