Pacific Outlook

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

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

Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

Tess Newton Cain and Dan McGarry share their weekly update on Covid-19 in the Pacific. 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

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 July

Strong responses to gender-based violence in PNG The outcry in PNG and beyond that arose from recent high-profile cases of gender-based violence has continued. For… Read More

Tough choices dealing with COVID-19 in the Pacific

Tess Newton Cain shares her insights on the tough choices Pacific Island Countries have to make when dealing with the covid19 pandemic. 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

Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing | 1 July

The Pacific Region has listed 382 cases of covid19, an increase of 22 since last week. Tess Newton Cain and Dan McGarry share their insights. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 1 July

Tess Newton Cain's weekly bulletin looks at the gender-based violence in PNG, social impacts of COVID-19 in Fiji, New Caledonia referendum, opposition party in Fiji and the new Kiribati president’s agenda. Read More

Imagining a new post-COVID-19 international economic order for the Pacific islands
Reflections on press freedom as a pillar of democracy
Women are most affected by pandemics — lessons from past outbreaks
COVID-19 has disrupted data collection as well…

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