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Island Nation of Kiribati Affected by Climate Change

Addressing climate-related displacement

Posted on 12 September 2022

Disasters now cause almost three times as much internal displacement as conflict, with climate change amplifying the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, particularly in the Pacific. Pacific leaders…
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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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UK Aid

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

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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Pakistan Floods

Support to flood-hit Pakistan

Posted on 05 September 2022

Pakistan has been hit with devastating floods, triggered by the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade.

The death toll continues to climb and situation reports indicate significant damage. Long term aid support…
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Papua New Guinea election

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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Pacific

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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