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Women's representation and electoral system reform in Papua New Guinea: the limitations of limited preferential voting

Papua New Guinea moved to a limited preferential voting (LPV) system prior to the 2007 national election. The shift from first‐past‐the‐post to...

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...

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...

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...

Fiscal-food policies are likely misinformed by biased price elasticities from household surveys: evidence from Melanesia

Fiscal-food policies use taxes to alter relative food prices so as to change diets and are suggested for reducing non-communicable diseases in the Pacific...

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...

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...

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