Alexandre Dayant

Deputy Director, Indo-Pacific Development Centre
Areas of expertise

Politics and economics in Asia and the Pacific; Aid and international development policy.

Alexandre Dayant
Biography
Publications
News and media

Alexandre Dayant is a senior economist and Deputy Director of the Indo-Pacific Development Centre, a dedicated policy research centre within the Lowy Institute. The Centre is committed to producing fresh policy insights and ideas on the most pressing economic development challenges facing the Indo-Pacific region — principally focusing on the emerging and developing economies of Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and South Asia.

Alexandre directs the Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map project, which provides the world’s most comprehensive data tracking of all official aid and other development finance flows to the Pacific Islands. He is also leading a related forthcoming project focused on official development finance in Southeast Asia.

His interests are in aid and development finance, and geoeconomics. He writes 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 notably been invited to testify in front of the United States Congress and the French National Assembly.

Prior to joining the Institute in 2017, 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 La Sorbonne, Paris. Alexandre speaks fluent French, English and Spanish.

Pacific Aid Map 2022
Interactives
Pacific Aid Map 2022
Updated research shows the unprecedented disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Pacific Islands region caused upheaval in how international donors provide aid to the…
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…
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