Forum Economic Minister Meeting commences in Fiji

Posted on 10 August 2023

The Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) began in Suva yesterday, a two day summit which brings together Pacific Finance and Economic Ministers from across the region. Themed “Our Pacific Way -Prosperity for…
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New reports reveal realities of fiscal consolidation in Papua New Guinea

Posted on 23 March 2023

Dev Policy Blog have recently released two reports, both drawing attention to Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) high levels of debt, and the unlikeliness the nation will be able to significantly…
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Papua New Guinea one of the most resource-dependent economies in the world  

Posted on 23 February 2023

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the most resource-dependent economies in the world, states a new Dev Policy report. Data obtained from the UN has placed PNG as the sixth most resource-intensive…
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Concerns over doubling MP fund in Papua New Guinea

Posted on 15 February 2023

Research carried out by the ANU-UPNG Partnership predicts doubling MP funding will have a negative impact on the nation. Prime minister James Marape decided on this raise, with K2.2-2.4 billion…
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Pacific Bubble, COVID famines, faith and aid

Posted on 15 July 2020

+ Pacific bubble at last

The Cook Islands looks set to be the first country New Zealander will 'bubble' with, reports Stuff's Brook Sabin today.

This could mean quarantine-free travel each way, and the…
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Pacific Humanitarian Pathway, Debt Relief, Development will change, and more.

Posted on 14 April 2020

+ Pacific Humanitarian Pathway - will it work?

Access and delivery of humanitarian aid have been restricted in the Pacific region during COVID-19. Regular humanitarian supply chains, such as those that would be…
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Are we on track with the SDGs? Does China get a win at FAO? Kiribati might graduate and more

Posted on 25 June 2019

+ Are we reaching the SDGs?

As New Zealand prepares to present its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) in New York in July, here is MFAT's report on how we're tracking. 

On development the…
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Australian elections and aid, traditional Islamic finance as a modality for financing aid, NGO explorer

Posted on 14 May 2019

+ 'The Christchurch call'


As PM Jacinda Ardern leads the call for action to prevent videos like the one broadcast live on Facebook during the Christchurch shooting, here are links to latest analysis about…
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New inequality report, Australia and the Pacific, Davos, Brexit, the US shutdown, and what it means for aid

Posted on 22 January 2019

+ Oxfam Report: Public Good or Private Wealth 
Oxfam International have released their report 'Public Good or Private Wealth' this month. It calls for a transformation of our economies to deliver…
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Good news and bad news, trends in 2019, World Bank top job, Brexit, and more

Posted on 15 January 2019

+ Some trends to watch in 2019

From IRIN (originally UN’s Integrated Regional Information Network) some humanitarian trends:
Outsourcing of risk within localisation: There is a common assumption that local staff and organisation face fewer…
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