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: Bainimarama’s back, Australia chided on climate, more
Pacific links: Bainimarama’s back, Australia chided on climate, more
With the Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit about to get underway, here are featured stories from across the region.
Aid links: colonial comeuppance, a sting in the bite, and more
Aid links: colonial comeuppance, a sting in the bite, and more
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China’s aid: lend your money, (don’t) lose your friend
China’s aid: lend your money, (don’t) lose your friend
“Friendship” is a common formula Beijing’s uses describe its Pacific ties – but what does being friends really mean?
Pacific links: China challenge, an “Elevation”, power lifting, more
Pacific links: China challenge, an “Elevation”, power lifting, more
Between a Step Up, Reset, Uplift and Elevation, plenty of diplomatic attention is focused on the region.
Aid links: environmental ethics, a tech edge in managing cities, more
Aid links: environmental ethics, a tech edge in managing cities, more
The UK pledges to combat a climate emergency, laggards in fighting HIV, and stories from the aid and development sector.
Pacific links: power games, volcanic eruptions, and media blackouts
Pacific links: power games, volcanic eruptions, and media blackouts
Links and stories from across the Pacific islands region.
Aid links: labouring along the Belt and Road, carbon cash, more
Aid links: labouring along the Belt and Road, carbon cash, more
Cuba’s revolutionary struggle, looking back at three decades development work, and stories from the aid sector.
Pacific links: Paladin problems persist, climate warriors, more
Pacific links: Paladin problems persist, climate warriors, more
Manus Island contract trouble, New Zealand’s cash splash for defence, and stories from the Pacific Islands region.
Aid links: the cost of a missing shipping container full of cash, more
Aid links: the cost of a missing shipping container full of cash, more
Links and stories from the aid and development sector.
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