Topic-Economies and development

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 12 May

Today for Pacific Outlook, the Weekly Bulletin from Tess Newton Cain looks at COVID-19 developments in Fiji and PNG, the new Pacific Resilience Facility, the UXO legacy in Solomon Islands, tensions in West Papua and ongoing electoral drama in Samoa. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 5 May

Violence in Papua New Guinea Authorities and community leaders are working to contain outbreaks of serious violence in PNG. In Alotau, in Milne… Read More

Achieving strong COP26 outcomes on climate finance for the Pacific through climate diplomacy

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders have reaffirmed climate change as the single greatest threat facing the Pacific. With the recurring onslaught of climate-exacerbated disasters,… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 April

Official results released in Samoa The official results of the general elections in Samoa have now been released. They confirm that the HRPP and FAST… Read More

Pacific climate diplomacy and the road to COP26

Today, the Griffith Asia Institute launches a new blog series that explores the road to the COP26 UN climate summit, to be held in Glasgow… Read More

Revisiting green bond market development in Viet Nam

Green bonds (GBs) are being used around the world as a financial tool for raising capital for projects that can benefit the environment. The… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 March

PNG COVID-19 situation worsens The COVID-19 situation in PNG continues to worsen. The number of confirmed cases now exceeds 3,000 and the number of… Read More

How are Pacific businesses really doing?

For the first of our Pacific Outlook webinars of 2021, the Pacific Hub partnered with Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia. Their ‘Pacific Business Monitor’… Read More

Economic informality in Pacific island countries

Anyone who has travelled to Southeast Asia knows that cities such as Jakarta and Bangkok display a rich variety of ‘informal’ economic activities. Pedestrians often… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 March

Cyclone Niran batters New Caledonia Tropical Cyclone Niran has caused extensive damage in New Caledonia. The cyclone made landfall during Sunday. Although it was… Read More

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