Commentary

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 15 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Air Vanuatu goes into liquidation After weeks of speculation and year if not decades of financial woe, Air Vanuatu is… Read More

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

Harnessing the power of purpose: How family businesses are incorporating Sustainable Development Goals for good

NAOMI BIRDTHISTLE  |  The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a roadmap for addressing global challenges such as poverty, hunger, inequality, and environmental degradation by… Read More

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Development Finance Review: Implications for the Pacific

SAKIUSA NABOU |    Download Development Finance Review PDF The Australian Government is committed to deepening its engagement with the Indo-Pacific. A peaceful,… 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

Some thoughts on the proposed Vanuatu party laws

JON FRAENKEL |     In Vanuatu’s 29th May 2024 referendum, eligible citizens will be asked to approve two constitutional amendments. The first is aimed… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 3 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Proposed changes to voting in Samoa In Samoa, recent changes to the voting regulations have prompted concerns from the… 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

China’s Two Sessions 2024: highlights from green development, energy transition, green finance, carbon market and Belt and Road Initiative

JING ZHANG AND CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL  | China’s annual Two Sessions[i] opened on 4 March 2024 and lasted for seven days (typically, the… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 20 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Proposed changes to voting in Samoa In Samoa, recent changes to the voting regulations have prompted concerns from the… Read More


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