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.

Pacific links: Peter O’Neill speaks, a new volcanic island, media bans
Pacific links: Peter O’Neill speaks, a new volcanic island, media bans
Links and stories from across the Pacific Islands region.
Aid links: the financial boon of open borders, Timor tourism, more
Aid links: the financial boon of open borders, Timor tourism, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Chart of the week: Australian versus Chinese aid in the Pacific
Chart of the week: Australian versus Chinese aid in the Pacific
By the numbers, while China promises a lot to the region, it actually delivers far less.
Pacific links: donors jostle for influence, maddening Maseratis, more
Pacific links: donors jostle for influence, maddening Maseratis, more
Links and stories from the Pacific Islands region.
China, the Pacific, and the “debt trap” question
China, the Pacific, and the “debt trap” question
Charges of saddling Pacific countries in debt may be overstated, but China’s lending practices still pose risks.
Aid links: development how-to guides, Nobel winners, more
Aid links: development how-to guides, Nobel winners, more
A selection of links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Ocean of debt? Belt and Road and debt diplomacy in the Pacific
Analyses
Ocean of debt? Belt and Road and debt diplomacy in the Pacific
China has not been engaged in debt trap diplomacy — at least not yet
Pacific links: dividends of a diplomatic switch, O’Neill warrant, more
Pacific links: dividends of a diplomatic switch, O’Neill warrant, more
Taiwan looks to shore up support in the region, plus other stories from across the Pacific Islands.
The underappreciated value of Japanese aid in the Pacific
The underappreciated value of Japanese aid in the Pacific
Japan has made a significant contribution to regional development, especially in managing lucrative fish stocks.
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