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
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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.

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.
New Caledonia’s third independence referendum, and the day after
New Caledonia’s third independence referendum, and the day after
With the next – and final – ballot set for December, consequences of a Yes or No choice are becoming clear.
Lowy Institute Conversations: World Bank President David Malpass on COVID-19 and the developing world
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: World Bank President David Malpass on COVID-19 and the developing world
In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Alexandre Dayant, Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute, sits down with David Malpass, President of the World Bank
Pacific development outlook for 2021
Pacific development outlook for 2021
The economic toll of the pandemic will take years to recover from, but signs of progress are starting to appear.
Avoiding a “lost decade” in the Pacific
Avoiding a “lost decade” in the Pacific
Remoteness has helped the Pacific mitigate the worst health risks in the pandemic – but not the severe economic costs.
Avoiding a Pacific Lost Decade: Financing the Pacific's COVID-19 Recovery
Policy Briefs
Avoiding a Pacific Lost Decade: Financing the Pacific's COVID-19 Recovery
The Pacific's post-pandemic economic revival will rely on an international multi-year recovery package of grants and loans led by Australia  
Health spending and foreign aid in the Pacific
Health spending and foreign aid in the Pacific
The newest Pacific Aid Map, with nearly a decade of project-level data for the region, helps shine a light on health.
COVIDcast: Joseph E. Stiglitz on global cooperation in a time of international mistrust
Podcasts
COVIDcast: Joseph E. Stiglitz on global cooperation in a time of international mistrust
In this episode of COVIDcast, Lowy Institute Research Fellow Alexandre Dayant sat down with Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz to discuss the prospect of global cooperation in a time of…
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