Alexandre Dayant

Project Director, Development Economics in Asia and the Pacific
Alexandre Dayant
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Alexandre is a Research Fellow and Project Director responsible for the Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map and a forthcoming multi-year assessment of foreign aid flows in Southeast Asia.

His interests are in development economics and geoeconomics. He writes widely on Australian foreign policy, development issues, the Pacific island countries and Europe. He has presented his work across the South Pacific, the United States and Asia, and has also been invited to testify in front of the United States Congress and the French National Assembly.

Alexandre joined the Institute in 2017 to develop the Pacific Aid Map, which is an annual data-driven assessment that tracks foreign aid flows to the Pacific. Prior to the Lowy Institute, Alexandre worked as a management consultant for PwC in Mexico.

He has a master’s degree in International and Development Economics from the Australian National University and a master’s degree in Econometrics from the Sorbonne. Alexandre speaks fluent French, English and Spanish.

Mapping Southeast Asian development assistance
Mapping Southeast Asian development assistance
A new measure of foreign aid impact in countries hit by Covid and infrastructure failure is set to fill the gap.
Solomons: How Australia stacks up in a China aid bidding war
Solomons: How Australia stacks up in a China aid bidding war
Lowy Institute’s Pacific Aid Map reveals the true scope of Australia’s development assistance to the region.
Forecasting vaccination in the Pacific
Forecasting vaccination in the Pacific
In the race to protect populations, big parts of the region have fallen well behind.
Vaccinating the Pacific
Interactives
Vaccinating the Pacific
This Interactive provides country-specific modelling of Covid-19 vaccination rates for each Pacific Island Country, using data available to October 2021. The Interactive employs a…
France-Australia: Welcome back, Your Excellency, urgent matters await
France-Australia: Welcome back, Your Excellency, urgent matters await
AUKUS was a blow to Australia’s French romance but the Pacific region needs the two regional powers to kiss and make up.
China’s declining Pacific aid presence
China’s declining Pacific aid presence
Beijing is becoming less generous. New data suggests 2018 was a high water mark for China’s aid to the region.
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Dr Julia Kim on Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness
In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Research Fellow Alexandre Dayant speaks with Dr Julia Kim, the Program Director of the Gross National Happiness (GNH) Centre…
Lowy Institute Conversations: Jeffrey Sachs on global cooperation and sustainable development in the time of COVID-19
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Jeffrey Sachs on global cooperation and sustainable development in the time of COVID-19
In this episode of Conversations, Alexandre Dayant talks with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs about global cooperation in the time of COVID-19, vaccine distribution and Australia’s…
Aiding the Pacific during Covid: An update
Aiding the Pacific during Covid: An update
While the money is flowing, the outlook for the region has also darkened considerably.
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