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The Pacific Forum blog features articles that directly relate to pertinent issues faced by the Pacific Islands. The blog offers an excellent opportunity for colleagues to develop independent thinking, analysis, insight and depth relating to Pacific-centric financial-economic challenges. It also signals an intention of policymakers to deliberate on and engage with the public on matters of national concern. Ultimately, we aim to expand our reach and contribute to public discourse by publishing articles that resonate beyond our region.

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

Financial system development in the Solomon Islands

ANGELINE ROHOIA, KATIE LONGE’AU AND RAYNOLD MICAH MOVENI  |   The undeniable importance of finance in fostering growth and development is now firmly established. Countless studies have explored the finance-growth nexus and development of financial sectors, per se, across developed and developing countries. Despite this wealth of research, the Pacific region remains largely under-studied. 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

Reserve Bank of Australia review inspires Pacific central banks to be fit-for-purpose 

SAKIUSA NABOU |    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) review has provided some thought-provoking insights that central banks in the… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia Review: Research to policy (R2P)

PARMENDRA SHARMA  |  The eagerly awaited Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Review report was delivered in May 2023. The anticipation stemmed from two… 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

Exploring determinants of green finance in small island economies—case of Fiji

LATU SERA KAUKILAKEBA AND TARLOK SINGH | “Financial policymakers and regulators may not necessarily be involved in the planning and… Read More

Battling COVID-19 amid dwindling government finances: An update from the Solomon Islands

JACK BOE | In April this year, scores of public servants, those considered nonessential, were briefly put out of work. Although they have… Read More

Good neighbours? Supporting countries of the Pacific in meeting COVID-19 challenges

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |   COVID-19 and its attendant health and economic impacts have left no part of the world untouched. As the year has progressed, bilateral and multilateral relationships, especially with Australia, have played a very significant part in how Pacific island countries have prepared for and responded to the crisis. Read More


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Our research focuses on the trade and business, politics, governance, security, economies and development of the Asia Pacific and their significance for Australia. Griffith University is committed to advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the region.