development

IB 2019/26 How Trade Unions Explain the Development of Two-Party Systems in the Caribbean but not the Pacific

This In Brief explains how trade unions and their impact on party organisation are key to explaining how the Caribbean has two-party systems, but the Pacific does not.

Advancing Equal Outcomes in the Pacific

In this seminar we will hear from Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara, director of the Pacific Community’s Social Development Programme (SDP). The SDP’s goal is to ‘advance gender equality, social inclusion and cultural diversity to obtain equal development outcomes in key settings across the region’.

During the seminar some of the challenges faced by women and youth face in the region will be discussed, as will the ways the SDP is seeking to address them, highlighting lessons learned and how these lessons may be applied in the future.

China, Development, and Bretton Woods: The Role of Shared Ideas in Order Transition

Transitions in order are not only products of transitions in power, but also products of transitions in shared ideas. This seminar examines the role of shared ideas through the lens of China’s involvement in shaping the transition to a post-World War II economic order at Bretton Woods. Drawing on new Chinese-language archival materials, the seminar focuses on how and with what success China sought to shape global ideas about three interlocking strands of thinking at Bretton Woods: development, the role of the state in the domestic economy, and managed multilateralism.

The Meta-Power of Technology: Sarah Logan in Conversation with JP Singh

Sarah Logan, ‘The Meta-Power of Technology: Sarah Logan in Conversation with JP Singh’, in Caroline Kaltofen, Madeline Carr, and Michele Acuto, eds, Technologies of International Relations: Con

Democracy for Sale: Elections, Clientelism, and the State in Indonesia

Democracy for Sale is an on-the-ground account of Indonesian democracy, analyzing its election campaigns and behind-the-scenes machinations.

Afghanistan in 2017: Lessons from a survey of the Afghan People

For more than a decade The Asia Foundation has conducted an annual and very rigorous survey of opinion in Afghanistan that provides a unique source of data on attitudinal and social-structural topics. In this seminar, the speakers highlight the importance of gathering such data in order to foster good development practice, and identify some of the most striking findings of the 2017 survey.

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IB2017/39 Pacific Island Countries, China & Sustainable Development Goals Part 4: Realising Opportunities in Agriculture

This In Brief is the last in a four-part series that explores China’s development cooperation with Pacific island countries (PICs) on

IB2017/24 The Pacific’s Independent Small Island States: Time Running Out?

Whatever their natural endowments and colonial inheritances, the future of the Pacific Island countries (PICs) of Nauru, Tuvalu and Kiribati must have seemed precarious at the time of independence

IB2017/22 Pacific Island Countries, China & Sustainable Development Goals Part 3: Chinese Scholarships in the Pacific

This In Brief is the third in a four-part series that explores China’s development cooperation with Pacific island countries

Urban Development in Honiara: Harnessing Opportunities, Embracing Change

Honiara and its surrounding urban areas have the highest levels of population growth in the South Pacific, and the population could treble by 2050.

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