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Australians watching Pacific with concern and care

Australians believe China now has more influence than Australia in the Pacific islands. One third of Australians rate China as the most influential player in the region, according to the…

Solomon Islands: Democracy on the ballot

.With a week to go before voters take to the polls on 17 April, election campaigns in Solomon Islands are in full swing with 334 candidates vying for 50 seats…

New Member Introduction – Meet Cassidy Fish!

New Member Introduction – Meet Cassidy Fish! April 23, 2024 I have recently joined the team at Wisconsin Microfinance as the Admin/Marketing Assistant. I am currently a student at UW…

2024 Australian aid spending and effectiveness update

Foreign aid was increased by 4% over what had been projected last year to bring the 2024-25 aid budget to $4.961 billion, virtually unchanged from the (inflation-adjusted) 2023-24 level of…

On the Ground in Ghana – Board Member Trevor Franda visits Moree, Site of New Microfinance Program

On the Ground in Ghana – Board Member Trevor Franda visits Moree, Site of New Microfinance Program May 19, 2024 Driving down the two-lane highway that connects Ghana’s capital city…

Bougainville’s future: The hard questions

.Tensions between Papua New Guinea’s national government and the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) remain as the goal of independence between 2025–27 nears and dialogues stall. The first Joint Supervisory Body…

Microfinance and Sustainable Development – Cassidy Fish

Microfinance and Sustainable Development – Cassidy Fish April 28, 2024 The Wisconsin Microfinance mission is deeply rooted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While we focus on many of…

Role of Community in Strengthening Financial Health of Refugees and Forcibly Displaced

Role of Community in Strengthening Financial Health of Refugees and Forcibly Displaced | e-MFP …

PNG-China: What’s to gain in any policing deal?

A report emerged in the Sydney Morning Herald at the weekend that PNG officials made a last-minute decision not to sign a proposed policing agreement with China. This followed lobbying…

Advancing Monetary Inclusion for the Forcibly Displaced: A Collective Crucial

Advancing Monetary Inclusion for the Forcibly Displaced: A Collective Crucial | e-MFP …

Papua New Guinea’s fiscal decentralisation: A means ahead

PHASE 3: MORE CONTINUITY THAN CHANGE (1995 TO PRESENT) Monetary capabilities grew to become extra centralised with the introduction of the Natural Regulation on Provincial Governments and Native Stage Governments…

World poverty remains to be a large drawback – irrespective of the way you depend it

. We additionally can’t overlook that $2.15 a day is a really low bar. Individuals incomes even twice as a lot are sometimes the identical folks slipping out and in…

Nauru’s diplomatic change to China – the rising stakes in Pacific geopolitics

Nauru’s resolution to change diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China has nothing to do with Australia. It displays the extreme geopolitical competitors within the Pacific and the sustained, however not…

Pacific Change Makers: Introducing Oliver Nobetau the Lowy Institute’s new FDC Pacific Analysis Fellow

Oliver’s journey is as distinctive as it’s inspiring. Born in Germany to a diplomatic household, with roots in each Bougainville and West New Britain, he brings a wealthy mix of…

The state of play in PNG: A momentous begin to 2024

In his first worldwide engagement for the yr, James Marape has made historical past as the primary prime minister from Papua New Guinea (or any Pacific Island State) to deal…