Pacific islands

IB2017/18 Pacific Island Countries, China & Sustainable Development Goals Part 2: The Belt and Road Initiative

This In Brief is the second in a series that discusses China’s role in supporting Pacific island countries (PICs) to achieve

IB2017/ 16 The UN Ocean Conference Regional Preparatory Meeting and Its Implications for Pacific Islands Countries: Some Observations

The United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference will be co-hosted by Fiji and Sweden in New York this June. This In Brief aims

IB2017/14 Pacific Island Countries, China & Sustainable Development Goals Part 1: Making the Most of Chinese Aid

This In Brief is the first in a four-part series that aims to enrich the debate on PICs–China development cooperation

IB2017/6 Choosing Our Leaders: Western Electoral Systems versus Traditional Leadership Selection in the Pacific Islands — A Personal Perspective

Commentaries in various internet sites and social media Facebook pages have been increasingly critical of the quality of political leadership across the Pacific islands region. The

DP2016/8 State of the Pacific — Slippery Slopes and Rough Rides in Regional Cooperative Endeavours in the Islands

This discussion paper results from a speech prepared for the keynote address at the 2016 State of the Pacific Conference, held at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, 13

IB2016/24 Politics, Organised Crime and Corruption in the Pacific

The notion of ‘organised crime’ typically conjures up images of criminal gangs. Some mafia and bikie gangs do operate in parts of the Pacific and have featured in local and international media.

Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program: Potential Contribution to Host Communities

The Australian Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are government policies that aim to encourage

Improving Women’s Political Representation in the Pacific: The Emerging Evidence

This In Brief argues initiatives aimed at improving women’s political representation in the Pacific must be informed by the emerging evidence concerning

The Blue Economy: Plenty of Potential

Pacific islanders depend on coastal and offshore fisheries for food, jobs and revenue. For example, offshore tuna fishing licenses and access fees can

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