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Global shocks and the resilience of small producers

Posted on 22 September 2022

In this newly published podcast episode, Justin Purser from Trade Aid New Zealand, speaks with two of Trade Aid’s small producer trading partners - Suita Nolasco, who works for COMSA,…
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Earthquake in PNG

Posted on 19 September 2022

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Eastern Highlands province, In Papua New Guinea, on 11 September 2022.

Early information from the affected area indicated moderate to heavy damages to dwellings made…
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The Lowy Institute: Does Southeast Asia need a new development model?

Posted on 12 September 2022

Southeast Asia is one of the most economically and developmentally successful regions in the world. The Covid pandemic has had a devastating impact and will likely leave long-lasting economic, social,…
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The influence of UK PM Liz Truss on International Development

Posted on 06 September 2022

Liz Truss has been confirmed as the new leader of the Tory Party and the new UK PM. As British Foreign Secretary, her political journey has been a ‘tangled’ one,…
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Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga - Tonga Language Week

Posted on 06 September 2022

This year’s theme for Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga - Tonga Language Week - is: Ke Tu'uloa 'a e lea faka-Tonga 'i Aotearoa, which means Sustaining the Tonga Language in…
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Kiribati drought at critical stage

Posted on 06 September 2022

Fears of malnutrition and other illnesses are mounting in Kiribati as the country grapples with an ongoing drought.

The Kiribati government in June declared a state of disaster after the discovery…
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Pacific leaders to attend summit in the US

Posted on 06 September 2022

US President Joe Biden will host leaders of Pacific Island nations in Washington on September 28-29.

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement the summit “will demonstrate the United States’…
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Findings from the 2022 PNG election

Posted on 29 August 2022

This year’s election in PNG undoubtedly had its shortcomings in the form of violence, an out-of-date electoral role, stolen ballot boxes, and a missed deadline. Despite these shortcomings, DevPolicyBlog has…
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Marshall Islands praised for ‘unprecedented’ Covid response

Posted on 29 August 2022

US-based doctors have praised the Marshall Islands for their response to its first Covid outbreak. Positive case numbers have declined dramatically this week following the record-setting first two weeks and…
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ABD and USAID partner to help Pacific strengthen community resilience

Posted on 29 August 2022

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a joint agreement to help the Pacific better adapt and respond to climate and…
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