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Turning the tide: improving access to climate financing in the Pacific Islands
Policy Briefs
Turning the tide: improving access to climate financing in the Pacific Islands
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commits developed countries to provide climate financing to developing nations, to address climate impacts on…
Improving access to climate financing for the Pacific Islands
Analyses
Improving access to climate financing for the Pacific Islands
One of the central pillars of global climate change negotiations is the need to improve access for developing countries to funding and technical resources. But efforts to…
China in the Pacific: the new banker in town
Policy Briefs
China in the Pacific: the new banker in town
This is the fourth Lowy Institute report on China’s aid program in the Pacific. The series, covering the period 2005-2009, offer the most detailed picture available of China’s…
Health system strengthening in Papua New Guinea: exploring the role of demand-responsive mechanisms
Analyses
Health system strengthening in Papua New Guinea: exploring the role of demand-responsive mechanisms
This Lowy Institute Analysis by Julienne McKay and Dr Katherine Lepani, exploring the role of demand-responsive mechanisms in health services delivery in Papua New Guinea,…
Revitalising Papua New Guinea’s health system: the need for creative approaches
Policy Briefs
Revitalising Papua New Guinea’s health system: the need for creative approaches
The scale of public health challenges in Papua New Guinea heightens the need to improve management capacity and ensure value for money. Proposed changes to health facility…
Linking growth and poverty reduction in Papua New Guinea
Analyses
Linking growth and poverty reduction in Papua New Guinea
Recent impressive economic growth has helped many Papua New Guineans escape poverty. Those lifted from poverty retain strong connections to the economy, its active participants…
China: stumbling through the Pacific
Policy Briefs
China: stumbling through the Pacific
A new Policy Brief on China's aid program in the Pacific provides the most detailed picture yet of China's approach to aid-giving in the region. Fergus Hanson
Fiji: the flailing state
Policy Briefs
Fiji: the flailing state
The abrogation of Fiji's constitution could precipitate an economic collapse in Fiji, jeopardising regional stability and Australia's interests.Jenny Hayward-Jones
Beyond good governance
Policy Briefs
Beyond good governance
Australian aid has not been effective in helping the Pacific Islands region make significant progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.Jenny Hayward-Jones