Aid & development policy

Why a national peace agreement is important for Myanmar

As Myanmar readies itself for the second national conference on its ‘new’ peace process in February 2017, an update on outstanding issues with Myanmar’s...

Child protection and maltreatment in the Philippines: a systematic review of the literature

To gain a better understanding of the dimensions, characteristics and phenomenon of child maltreatment and its policy responses in the Philippines, this...

Linkage between rural voters and politicians: effects on rice policies in the Philippines and Thailand

This article explains how linkages between politicians and rural voters affected the design of agricultural policies, using rice in two countries as...

Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Australia (MIKTA): middle, regional, and constructive powers providing global governance

This paper argues that MIKTA (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Australia) are middle, regional, and constructive powers that can serve as...

Statistics on ethnic diversity in the land of Papua, Indonesia

This paper aims to quantitatively uncover ethnic diversity in multi-ethnic Land of Papua, an Indonesian region with a large inflow of migration and rising...

The political economy of road management reform: Papua New Guinea's National Road Fund

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG’s) road system is in a parlous state after decades of neglect. More than half of the roads in the country require urgent...

Poverty measurement: we know less than policy makers realize

There is a widespread policy interest in poverty estimates at both national and global level. There has been an explosion of poverty measurement in the...

Multilateralism and regionalism in the South Pacific: World Trade Organization and regional fora as complementary institutions for trade facilitation

As World Trade Organization (WTO) membership becomes almost universal, the Pacific island countries stand out as the largest group of outsiders. As the...

The future of ecosystem services in Asia and the Pacific

We estimated the current value of ecosystem services for terrestrial ecosystems in 47 countries in the Asia and the Pacific region. Currently, these...

Sources of growth spurts in Pacific Island economies

There has been a considerable amount of research into the growth of the Pacific island countries; however, there has been no attempt to identify episodes...

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