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William Cole_PSC Seminar Series

Seminar Series

Advanced Middle-Income Countries in the Indo-Pacific Region - Big Challenges Ahead

Investigate the complexities of the Indo-Pacific's Advanced Middle-Income Countries (AMICs) with Dr William Cole. As these nations experience rapid growth, they confront challenges including political dynamics and climate change, which stall development. Dr Cole will present a framework to assess these obstacles and potential opportunities. He'll consider the role of developed economies postaid graduation and suggest possible reforms.