Pillar 2: Livelihoods and culture

Australia’s International Development Policy, 2023: Implications for the Pacific

MARK OFOI  |    Download Australia’s International Development Policy PDF “It has been almost 10 years since… Read More

Data constraints impeding MSME development – A case for Fiji

SAKIUSA NABOU |    Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are believed to contribute to at least 18 percent of Fiji’s GDP. Now, what… Read More

Digital technologies vis- à-vis trade in Pacific island countries 

KELERA ROGOIRUWAI AND KALOLAINI RANADI  |    Introduction  International trade is critical to a country’s economic and social well-being. Advanced economies continue to leverage… Read More

Leaving nothing to chance: Sustaining Pacific development beyond 2024

ANNA NAUPA AND TESS NEWTON CAIN Download PDF Introduction The value proposition of Pacific regionalism in an increasingly dynamic geopolitical… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia review: Corporate governance lessons for the Pacific 

MARK OFOI  |    Reviews on state institutions are conducted, among others, to enhance systems of good governance with the intent to augment outcomes, installing… Read More

Voices of ni-Vanuatu handicraft livelihoods in the face of disasters in Vanuatu

ROSS WESTOBY, RACHEL CLISSOLD, KAREN McNAMARA AND VIVIANE OBED Before COVID-19, tourism in Vanuatu accounted for 34.7… Read More

Understanding the dynamics of housing prices in Papua New Guinea

MESON TUMSOK, GORDON KAPAK AND TONG TONG  |  In recent years, the housing market in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has experienced significant… Read More

Maritime safety for lives and livelihoods: The multiplier effect of a well-connected Pacific

HEATHER WRATHALL | This article provides a comprehensive overview of the maritime safety needs of the Pacific region and its impact on various aspects of development, such as economic productivity, access to essential services, and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. It effectively highlights the challenges faced by maritime services and suggests Australia could partner with the Pacific to increase access to safe maritime transportation. Read More

Labour mobility impacts on Vanuatu’s tourism industry: Understanding employer perspectives

LEWIS ROTHWELL | This blog post is the first output of a project led by Dr Kirstie Petrou and Dr Tess… Read More

A call to collective action

SPEECH BY DAME MEG TAYLOR | Gathering on this land, we acknowledge the Yugara and Turrbal peoples, the traditional custodians. We sincerely respect their… Read More


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