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In Brief series

In Briefs are short, topical, newsworthy papers of maximum 1400 words, designed to be readily accessible to broader communities.

International Day of Rural Women Vanuatu

Discussion Paper series

Discussion Papers are intended to be academic and evidence-based works up to 12,000 words. Multiple author contributions that debate or present different sides of an issue are welcomed.

Tonga perform a local dance

Working Paper series

Working Paper series aim to make the latest research and ideas on the Pacific accessible to a wide audience in a timely way.


Policy Brief series

DPA publishes Policy Briefs to provide concise recommendations to address pressing policy issues.


Research reports

DPA researchers investigate some of the most pressing development issues in the contemporary Pacific.

How to publish with us


Since its inception, DPA has been regularly publishing research and critical commentary on topics of interest to a wide audience of academics, policy-makers and others interested in contemporary Pacific issues. We welcome submissions to our various publication series.