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.

Pacific links: China’s “common interests”, bushfire relief, more
Pacific links: China’s “common interests”, bushfire relief, more
Links and stories from the Pacific Islands region.
Pacific development outlook for 2020
Pacific development outlook for 2020
Following on last year’s growth, the region will continue to see both challenges and cause for optimism.
Aid links: Repairing the WTO, global trends 2020, BRAC founder dies
Aid links: Repairing the WTO, global trends 2020, BRAC founder dies
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Pacific links: A regional step-up for Australia’s bushfire recovery
Pacific links: A regional step-up for Australia’s bushfire recovery
Links and stories from across the Pacific Islands region.
Aid links: the cost of eating well for the world’s poor, more
Aid links: the cost of eating well for the world’s poor, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sectors.
Aid links: Traffic jams, conflict minerals, humanitarian tech, more
Aid links: Traffic jams, conflict minerals, humanitarian tech, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Commentary
Pacific islands avoid China's 'debt-trap' diplomacy for now
Beijing's interest in the region sparks fears it is making unsustainable loans. Originally published in Nikkei Asian Review. Alexandre Dayant
Pacific links: Bougainville votes, royal region, let them eat cake
Pacific links: Bougainville votes, royal region, let them eat cake
How much for a baguette in French Polynesia? Plus more stories from the Pacific Islands region.
Aid links: Timor-Leste luxury, RCT ethics, unsung Ebola doctor, more
Aid links: Timor-Leste luxury, RCT ethics, unsung Ebola doctor, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
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