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COVID-19 has disrupted data collection as well…

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

Hong Kong: The finishing blow

On the 30th of June, Beijing imposed the new National Security Law on Hong Kong. Rowan Callick shares his insights. Read More

Imagining a new post-COVID-19 international economic order for the Pacific islands

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

Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji: Revised growth predictions 2019-2020

Statement by the Chairman of the Macroeconomic Committee and Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Mr Ariff Ali. Read More

Credit unions, savings and loan societies: Challenges and opportunities in PICs

Mr Norman Vavaha (Central Bank of Solomon Islands) presents his observation of credit union movement in the Pacific Islands. Read More

Stepping up? Improving relations with Pacific countries

A new policy brief from the Griffith Asia Institute suggests that if Australia is to strengthen relations with Pacific island countries, policymakers will need to engage more closely with the concerns of Pacific leaders. Above all, Pacific countries want Australia to help tackle their greatest security threat: climate change. Read More

Monetary policy statement by the Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea

Mr Loi M Bakani CMG, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea The spread of Coronavirus, Covid-19, and its adverse impact through the disruption… Read More

The quality of authoritarian rule in South East Asia

In his new book, 'The Rise of Sophisticated Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia", Dr Lee Morgenbesser shares his new theory and utilises a new dataset to describe how authoritarian rule in the region has evolved. Read More

Finding and reporting news in Solomon Islands: the early days

Initially, I ran Solomon Toktok single-handedly: collecting and writing stories, soliciting for advertisements, delivering papers at newspaper outlets, taking photographs, administering accounts and banking, newspaper wrapping and newspaper paste-up or lay-out, a task that I had hated most. It didn’t come easily to me as my training and background were in broadcast journalism. The same went for putting together headlines and captioning photographs. Read More

Emerging disease and emerging economies: The capacity of Pacific health systems in the face of COVID-19

How will Pacific Island and Territories respond to the global pandemic, Covid19. Read More

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COVID-19 has disrupted data collection as well…

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