Research Associate, Pacific Aid Map
Areas of expertise
Pacific Islands aid and development; development finance
Riley Duke is a Research Associate working on the Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map. Prior to joining the Institute in 2022, Riley worked as an intern at the Institute for Economics and Peace and was a recipient of a scholarship position for the Think Pacific internship program. He holds a Master of International Relations from the University of Sydney, with a specialisation in Country Risk Assessment. He was a participant in the University of Sydney Policy Reform Project, co-authoring a research paper commissioned by the Australian Human Rights Council. His research interests include aid and development policy in the Pacific, development finance, aid efficiency and sovereign risk.
A changing aid landscape in the Pacific
Budget support was favoured during the pandemic, with loans — which must be repaid — also overtaking grants.