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.

Aid links: Rohingya crisis continues, China’s Africa education, more
Aid links: Rohingya crisis continues, China’s Africa education, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Pacific links: the big switch, sun-warmed mobile phones, more
Pacific links: the big switch, sun-warmed mobile phones, more
The diplomatic recognition issue between China and Taiwan rolls on, plus other stories from the Pacific Islands region.
Jacques Chirac and the Pacific
Jacques Chirac and the Pacific
The French president’s engagement with the country’s overseas territories leaves a legacy of promise and betrayal.
Aid links: Plastics in paradise, five lessons for education, more
Aid links: Plastics in paradise, five lessons for education, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector
Pacific Aid Map: An update
Pacific Aid Map: An update
New data and new tools aim to improve research into foreign aid in the Pacific region.
Pacific links: diplomatic wrangling and country nomenclature
Pacific links: diplomatic wrangling and country nomenclature
From Solomon Islands to Cook Islands, controversy abounds with stories from across the Pacific Islands region.
Aid links: Greta in New York, Rohingya crisis two years on, more
Aid links: Greta in New York, Rohingya crisis two years on, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
Pacific links: Forum fallout, PNG’s reshuffle plus new Nauru President
Pacific links: Forum fallout, PNG’s reshuffle plus new Nauru President
Australia stumbles on the step up, plus links and stories from the Pacific islands region.
Aid links: Ebola drugs, Mugabe’s economic legacy, Trump cuts, more
Aid links: Ebola drugs, Mugabe’s economic legacy, Trump cuts, more
News stories from across the aid and development sector
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