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.

Anticipating Covid‑19 in the Pacific
Anticipating Covid‑19 in the Pacific
While Australia prepares its domestic interventions, it needs to spare some thought for the Pacific as well.
Aid links: What happens when Covid-19 hits the poorest nations, more
Aid links: What happens when Covid-19 hits the poorest nations, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Pacific links: Covid-19 precautions take hold, Ardern in Fiji, more
Pacific links: Covid-19 precautions take hold, Ardern in Fiji, more
Links and stories from the Pacific Islands region.
Aid links: cutting shipping emissions, Swat Valley transformed, more
Aid links: cutting shipping emissions, Swat Valley transformed, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Pacific links: aid value, PNG’s Exxon woes, and nuclear compensation
Pacific links: aid value, PNG’s Exxon woes, and nuclear compensation
Links and stories from across the Pacific Islands region.
Development links: Gender pay gap, UN reform, coronavirus impact, more
Development links: Gender pay gap, UN reform, coronavirus impact, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Brexit and the Pacific: Sink or swim?
Brexit and the Pacific: Sink or swim?
Growing UK presence in the Pacific Islands aims to boost prosperity, but a range of factors could tip the balance.
Pacific links: Coronavirus consequences, climate costs, more
Pacific links: Coronavirus consequences, climate costs, more
Links and stories from the Pacific Islands region.
Aid links: Brain drain, big data, demographic traps, and more
Aid links: Brain drain, big data, demographic traps, and more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
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