Aid & development policy

The unipolar anxieties: Australia's Melanesia policy after the age of intervention

As a consequence of its membership of a US-centred global alliance network, Australia’s regional obligations in the South Pacific are as pertinent to...

The mood in Melanesia after the regional assistance mission to Solomon Islands

Melanesia is becoming a region of many partners, expanding diplomatic options and a new sense of independence. The wider context of the new Melanesian...

Expanded social protection may do more harm than good: a pessimistic review

There is growing interest in expanded social protection programs, even for the poorest countries. Technology now allows cash transfers to be delivered to...

Age of choice: how partner countries are managing the new development assistance landscape—the cases of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu

Based on a comparative case study approach, the article reviews trends in volumes and modalities of non-traditional development assistance flows since...

How income segmentation sffects income mobility: evidence from panel data in the Philippines

Despite vibrant economic growth, the Philippines confronts persistently high income inequality. Using household-level panel data collected for the years...

Chinese overseas hydropower dams and social sustainability: the Bui Dam in Ghana and the Kamchay Dam in Cambodia

There is a shortage of empirical studies on the relationship between Chinese hydropower dams and social sustainability. Comparative research on Chinese...

Explaining the role of parental education in the regional variations in infant mortality in India

Using data from the National Family Health Survey (2005–06), this study examines the effect of parental education and the related factors (mother’s...

Aiding women candidates in Solomon Islands: suggestions for development policy

This article discusses the poor performance of women candidates in Solomon Islands elections and potential aid policy responses. The article outlines...

What determines learning among Kinh and ethnic minority students in Vietnam? An analysis of the Round 2 Young Lives Data

An analysis of the Young Lives data collected in 2006, involving a younger cohort (aged 5) and an older cohort (aged 12), yields three important findings...

The rising tide of mental disorders in the Pacific region: forecasts of disease burden and service requirements from 2010 to 2050

Despite progress, poor performance of Pacific Island health systems continues to be highlighted by treatment gaps. Projecting burden of disease and the...

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