Jonathan Pryke

Jonathan Pryke

Jonathan Pryke is a Research Fellow in the Melanesia Program at the Lowy Institute. Previously he was a Researcher and Blog Editor at the Development Policy Centre.

Analysis

In Brief

An update on Vanuatu’s runway

The statistics are in and there has indeed been a drop in visitor arrivals to Vanuatu. In February 2016, visitor arrivals by airplane were 21%…

Canberra book launch: Sean Dorney’s The Embarrassed Colonialist

On Monday 22 February the Lowy Institute will be launching our newest paper, The Embarrassed Colonialist, a look into 40 years of Australia-PNG relations, by Sean Dorney. The…

An uptick in donations to Australian NGOs

In terms of private donations, the last 10 years have not been kind ones for Australian development NGOs. The chart below shows trends in private…

Phase 1 of the 2015 aid stakeholder survey now live

We’ve just pressed send on the first phase of the 2015 aid stakeholder survey. Surveys have now been sent to over 150 senior executives from…

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The 2015 PNG Update

The PNG Update was held on June 18-19 jointly organized by the Australian National University and the University of Papua New Guinea and hosted again…

Blog technical issues

Update: Most content has now been restored, but we are still working on some images and graphs from the years 2014 and 2015. These should…

2015 World Development Indicators highlight 25 years of progress

This week the World Bank released their latest edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) (an accompanying blog post is available here and online tables are…

Abbott on Australia’s modest aid cuts

Tony Abbott has defended the cuts to Australian aid as “modest”. Asked at a joint press conference with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Drung about…

Australasian Development Economics Workshop call for papers: March 30th deadline

The deadline for papers for the Australasian Development Economics Workshop, to be held this year at Monash University on the 4th and 5th of June, is…

Australia set to take a tumble in international aid rankings

According to the latest World Bank data, Australia is the tenth largest OECD economy and the fourth richest (that is, it has the fourth highest…