The 2017 Pacific Update conference, the region’s premier forum for discussion of public policy issues, will take place at the University of the South Pacific’s main Laucala campus on 20-21 June 2017. This year conference themes include the blue-green economy; labour mobility, markets and job creation; and enhancing connectivity in the Pacific islands region. Dame Meg Taylor, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, will provide opening remarks. A draft program and conference details can be accessed here.
Matthew Dornan was formerly Deputy Director at the Development Policy Centre and is currently a Senior Economist at The World Bank.