Aid & development policy

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...

Thinking about the Asian infrastructure investment bank: can a China-led development bank improve sustainability in Asia?

This article offers three arguments outlining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s significance and to help policy planners navigate the complex...

Foreign aid to the Pacific: trends and developments in the twenty-first century

The Pacific islands is one of the most aid-dependent regions in the world. This article examines developments in the delivery of foreign aid to the region...

China's disinterested government and the rule of law

This article seeks to understand how China has managed to achieve such high rates of growth over the past four decades despite the absence of a veritable...

China's industrial policy, strategic emerging industries and space law

China’s transition economy experiment continues to rely heavily on state-driven industrial policy to structure the economy. In 2016, five-year plans on...

A little less conversation? Track II Dialogue and transboundary water governance

Foreign aid donors are increasingly investing in the good governance of freshwater resources in developing countries. One method used by many such...

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