Aid & development policy

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...

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—universal health coverage to strengthen health security

The Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets aim to ensure that individuals achieve universal health coverage and that the capacity of countries, to...

Contemporary Thailand–Japan economic relations: what falling Japanese investment reveals about Thailand's deep, global competition, state in the context of shifting regional orders

This article centres on the nature of the Thai state amid a shifting global economic environment, examining it through the lens of foreign direct...

Sustainable development in four East Asian countries' agricultural sectors post-World War II: measuring nutrient balance and estimating the environmental Kuznets Curve

The purpose of this study is to measure agricultural waste and estimate the environmental Kuznets curve in four East Asian countries using time series...

Hijacking Adat recognition through the establishment of New Customary Community Council in Papua, Indonesia

Papuan supporters of the Special Autonomy Law hoped that it would become an instrument to ensure their right to equality through the respect and...

The nature of public policy processes in the Pacific Islands

What is ‘policy’? Where is it coming from? Who is formulating it and how? What are the characteristics of existing policies? These questions concern the...

Awareness about minimum support price and its impact on diversification decision of farmers in India

In this article, we have analysed farmers’ awareness about Minimum Support Price (MSP) and its impact on diversification of crops grown in India. We used...

The limits of social protection: the case of hydropower dams and Indigenous peoples' land

Hydropower dams have been criticised for their social and environmental implications. There have been attempts to create international social standards...

Location or Hukou: what most limits fertility of urban women in China?

China’s fertility rate is below replacement level. The government is attempting to increase this rate by relaxing the one-child policy. China faces a...

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