Melanesia

Research On Governance In Weak States In Melanesia

Concerns about government capacity in Papua New Guinea seem to be confirmed by a deterioration in law

Political Settlements and Effective Democratic Governance Programming in Melanesia | Political Settlement: Part 2

Important questions have been raised about theconceptual and policy utility of the concept of politicalsettlements (Dressel and Dinnen 2014). This In Briefconsiders how a political settlement view could usefullyinform more effective approaches to democraticgovernance programming in Melanesia (specificallyin Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands wheredemocracy programming has been most significant),by supporting a more sophisticated understanding ofpolitics and democracy which opens up alternative entrypoints for donor engagement.

Electoral Integrity, Citizens and ICT in Melanesia

This year is a landmark year for elections in Solomon Islands and Fiji. In August, Solomon Islands will go to the polls for the first time since the withdrawal of the military component of Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, and the elections will for the first time be based on voter registration undertaken using a biometric roll

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