Aid & development policy

At the crossroads: an uncertain future facing the electricity‐generation sector in South Korea

Nuclear energy has provided a major source of clean electricity for South Korea over decades. However, the South Korean Government announced an energy...

The clientelism trap in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, and its impact on aid policy

Clientelism is a central feature of politics in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Most voters vote in search of personalized or localized benefit, and...

'An example for corporate social responsibility': British American Tobacco's response to criticism of its Myanmar subsidiary, 1999–2003

In 2013, British American Tobacco (BAT) returned to Myanmar a decade after it had left the country under pressure from civil society, international...

Urbanising the rural: reflections on India's National Rurban Mission

India’s development trajectory is marked by growing economic prosperity but high inequality, which often exacerbates the existing rural–urban divide. One...

The 'Belt and Road Initiative' and comparative regional productivity in China

We study potential internal effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. These effects may occur sooner than the international effects, since they face no...

Aid policy and Australian public opinion

Since 2013, Australian aid has been reduced and increasingly focused on delivering benefits to Australia. Motivated by these changes, this paper fills...

Analysis of the ‘Dutch Disease’ effect on the selected resource‐rich ASEAN economies

This article examines the applicability of the Dutch Disease hypothesis by using a vector auto‐regression model, focusing on the resource‐rich and middle...

How does China–Pakistan Economic Corridor show the limitations of China's ‘One Belt One Road’ model

Under ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative, China has introduced a new model of economic development of cross‐continental connectivity. With all its promising...

Labour mobility in the PACER Plus

Since the commencement of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus negotiations in 2009, the Pacific Forum Island Countries have maintained...

Governance and finance: availability of community and social development infrastructures in rural China

This article studies the causes for unequal access to rural community and social development infrastructures in China. We use a dataset in the China...

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