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After Papua New Guinea's resource boom: is the Kina overvalued?

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) resource boom has come to an end. Theory suggests that the real exchange rate (RER) should subsequently depreciate in order to...

‘Climate refugees’: an Oceanic perspective

The primary argument of this article seeks to highlight the irresponsible and insensitive categorisation of the Pacific peoples as ‘climate refugees’....

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...

Beyond life support? Reflections on Solomon Islands after the Regional Assistance Mission

The Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands was conceived in the ‘state-building moment’ that informed Western responses to ‘state...

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...

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...

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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Updated:  25 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  Editorial office