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The Risks of China’s Ambitions in the South Pacific
Reports
The Risks of China’s Ambitions in the South Pacific
Originally published by The Brookings Institution as part of its Global China series assessing China's growing role in the world. 
Keeping Indonesia’s Economy Afloat Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Policy Briefs
Keeping Indonesia’s Economy Afloat Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Well-crafted emergency financing from Bank Indonesia and international partners such as Australia could be pivotal in getting Indonesia through this crisis
Australian anxiety over China's South Pacific aid efforts is misplaced
Commentary
Australian anxiety over China's South Pacific aid efforts is misplaced
In this comment piece for the Guardian's global development blog Dr Philippa Brant explores Australia's ongoing dominance in the South Pacific and the opportunities…
Fiji at home and in the world: public opinion and foreign policy
Polling
Fiji at home and in the world: public opinion and foreign policy
The Lowy Institute’s first Fiji Poll was a wide-ranging survey of public opinion in Fiji about the performance of Fiji’s military-led government and Fiji’s relations with the…
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…