Topic-Economies and development

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific Islands Forum Chair responds to the IPCC report The Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has released a… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 18 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Significant changes mooted ahead of elections in PNG Papua New Guinea is scheduled to hold general elections during next… Read More

Energy poverty and inequality in Sri Lanka

MANEKA JAYASINGHE, SELVA SELVANATHAN AND SAROJA SELVANATHAN | Energy poverty is defined as the absence of sufficient choice in accessing adequate, affordable, reliable, high… Read More

Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision for a just and equitable post-colonial world, with India leading the way

IAN HALL | Jawaharlal Nehru was not just the architect of modern India and the country’s first prime minister. He also played a central role in… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Forum Foreign Ministers focus on COVID-19 recovery The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Foreign Ministers met during last week in… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Regional trade and economic meetings The trade and economic officials and ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) members… Read More

The UN resolution on global happiness: An Asian perspective

Bhutan, a small, land-locked Asian country, became one of the first, if not the first, in the world to dethrone GDP and enshrine ‘Gross National… Read More

Australia’s closed border is costing the economy $36.5 million a day

Australia doesn’t expect to reopen its international borders until well into 2022. The border has been closed since March 2020. That decision has been instrumental… Read More

Bangladesh at 50: South Asia’s ‘standout star’?

Early this year, Bangladesh celebrated its 50th year as an independent nation. ‘The country was born’, writes Bloomberg columnist Mihir Sharma, ‘amid famine and war;… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 26 May

Samoa’s political impasse yet to be resolved The political impasse in Samoa continues to drag on. Further to decisions of the Supreme Court,… Read More

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