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.

Aiding the Pacific during Covid – a stock-take and further steps
Aiding the Pacific during Covid – a stock-take and further steps
Money is flowing, but the proportion of support is well below amounts advanced economies are deploying for themselves.
Development links: Education journeys, Pacific politics, doing the new
Development links: Education journeys, Pacific politics, doing the new
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Covid-19 exposes the need for a European constitution
Covid-19 exposes the need for a European constitution
The pandemic has ruptured the fragile solidarity at the heart of the European project. There is a chance to fix it.
Meanwhile, development marches on...
Meanwhile, development marches on...
As the Covid-19 pandemic demands the world’s attention, questions of economic and social progress are as urgent as ever.
How much is too much? Covid loans for the Pacific
How much is too much? Covid loans for the Pacific
Not all regional nations are overloaded by debt. There is some scope to lend sustainably.
Pacific links: Social media as a tool to protect health and economies
Pacific links: Social media as a tool to protect health and economies
The Lowy Institute is using analytical tool CrowdTangle to monitor and track online messages across the region.
Aid links: Coronavirus and the developing world
Aid links: Coronavirus and the developing world
The spread of Covid-19 to countries with already struggling health systems is raising alarms.
Covid-19 and migration: Europe must resist a populist pill
Covid-19 and migration: Europe must resist a populist pill
The far right is peddling a falsehood people better serve themselves. Together, the EU can show just how wrong this is.
Avoiding the wrong lessons on aid and corruption
Commentary
Avoiding the wrong lessons on aid and corruption
Is development aid an effective solution to lifting countries out of poverty? Roland Rajah, Director of the International Economy Program, and Research Fellow Alexandre…
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