governance

Police Development in Papua New Guinea: The Need for More Innovation

Since the late 1980s, a succession of Australianfunded programs has sought to strengthen the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC).

Papua New Guinea National Census 2011: Rates of Population Change in Local Level Government Areas

In January 2014, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Statistical Office (NSO) published the results of the 2011 national census (NSO 2014b).

Elections and Electoral Quality in Solomon Islands

Despite weak governance, challenging geography, and conflict at the turn of the millennium, Solomon Islands has succeeded in holding eight general elections

Elections Trends in Melanesia and Prospects for the 2014 Solomon Islands Elections

With Solomon Islands due to go to the polls in late 2014, it is timely to reflect on how elections in Melanesia are trending, and what we might expect with t

The Road Map to Democracy and Fiji’s 2012 Constitution-Making Process

On 1 July 2009, the Bainimarama regime announced a road map for democracy that promised a transition to parliamentary democratic rule by September 2014 (Mini

The ‘Resource Curse’ in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is one of the world’s most petroleumexport- dependent countries.

Chiefly Power in Southern Vanuatu

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