Matthew Dornan

Matthew Dornan

Matthew Dornan is Deputy Director of the Development Policy Centre. He heads our program of research into Pacific development. His research focuses on aid flows, regional integration, energy, and broader infrastructure challenges in the Pacific islands region. Matthew has a PhD from ANU, and previously worked for the Australian aid program in the Pacific.

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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%…

2015 Pacific Update

The Development Policy Centre, Asian Development Bank, and University of the South Pacific (School of Economics) are pleased to announce that the 2015 Pacific Update will…

First interactive map of Chinese aid to the Pacific launched

The question of how much aid China provides to the Pacific has been debated for some years now. A number of authors have produced large…

Pacific regionalism… it’s tricky

It does not come as a surprise to learn that the summit to discuss Pacific regional architecture that was due to be held in Sydney…

Pacific regional organisations and disaster risk management

Brookings has recently released a report on the role of regional organisations in supporting disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation in Pacific island…

‘Pacific Stories’ – sharing insights from the region

Earlier in the year, we put together a collection of our favourite posts to the Devpolicy Blog that were focused on the Pacific island region…

Fiji Budget 2014: Don’t mention the deficit

The Fiji Government last week released the 2014 budget. We will be featuring budget commentary on the Devpolicy Blog in the coming fortnight. In the…

New constitution for Fiji

The Fiji government on Thursday released a new constitution, which will come into effect in September paving the way for elections. The Prime Minister, Frank…

Pacific Islands Development Forum launch in Fiji

Fiji last week hosted the inaugural Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) summit, a regional meeting of Pacific island leaders initiated by the Bainimarama government. The…

Infrastructure maintenance in the Pacific: Challenging the build-neglect-rebuild paradigm

Last week a report on infrastructure maintenance in the Pacific was launched at the Pacific Update held at ANU. Infrastructure maintenance in the Pacific: Challenging the…