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

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: Peter O’Neill speaks, a new volcanic island, media bans
Pacific links: Peter O’Neill speaks, a new volcanic island, media bans
Links and stories from across the Pacific Islands region.
Aid links: the financial boon of open borders, Timor tourism, more
Aid links: the financial boon of open borders, Timor tourism, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Chart of the week: Australian versus Chinese aid in the Pacific
Chart of the week: Australian versus Chinese aid in the Pacific
By the numbers, while China promises a lot to the region, it actually delivers far less.
Pacific links: donors jostle for influence, maddening Maseratis, more
Pacific links: donors jostle for influence, maddening Maseratis, more
Links and stories from the Pacific Islands region.
China, the Pacific, and the “debt trap” question
China, the Pacific, and the “debt trap” question
Charges of saddling Pacific countries in debt may be overstated, but China’s lending practices still pose risks.
Aid links: development how-to guides, Nobel winners, more
Aid links: development how-to guides, Nobel winners, more
A selection of links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Ocean of debt? Belt and Road and debt diplomacy in the Pacific
Analyses
Ocean of debt? Belt and Road and debt diplomacy in the Pacific
China has not been engaged in debt trap diplomacy — at least not yet
Pacific links: dividends of a diplomatic switch, O’Neill warrant, more
Pacific links: dividends of a diplomatic switch, O’Neill warrant, more
Taiwan looks to shore up support in the region, plus other stories from across the Pacific Islands.
The underappreciated value of Japanese aid in the Pacific
The underappreciated value of Japanese aid in the Pacific
Japan has made a significant contribution to regional development, especially in managing lucrative fish stocks.
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