Assessing the impact of Community Officers on grievance management practices in Solomon Islands

In the Solomon Islands, four provinces have appointed Community Officers to support local leaders dealing with conflicts and disputes within communities and to better link them with the province, police and national government ministries. In collaboration with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, we surveyed almost 1000 citizens in 20 wards across four provinces to ascertain whether there were improvements in access to justice and grievance management as a result of the project.

Sago production in the Sepik foothills of Papua New Guinea

A case study of the process of agriculture change of the Beli people of Rangwe

DP2017/5 New Pathways Across Old Terrain? SSGM Research on Resources, Conflict and Justice

Melanesia is characterised by complex interactions among land and natural resource uses, legal and political institutions, and interest groups.

The Political Economy of the Transition from Logging to Mining in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islanders have more than four decades of experience with large-scale commercial logging of natural forests, which still accounts for around 70

Australia's New Aid Paradigm and the Natural Resource Curse

On 18 June 2014, the Australian Government announced its new approach to overseas development with an emphasis on sustainable economic growth and poverty red

Greed and Grievance or Scales of Justice?

Why do conflicts over natural resources persist despite increased resource revenue?

The ‘Resource Curse’ in Timor-Leste

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

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