Foreign Aid to the Pacific: Trends and Developments in the Twenty-First Century

Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 386–404

Crawford School Research Paper

19 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2017  

Matthew Dornan

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Jonathan Pryke

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre

Date Written: July 18, 2017

Abstract

The Pacific islands is one of the most aid-dependent regions in the world. This article examines developments in the delivery of foreign aid to the region since the year 2000, a period in which there has been considerable change in both the amount and way in which aid is delivered internationally. Although Pacific island countries have seen a scale-up in development assistance, it has been modest relative to that enjoyed by other developing countries. Improvement has been mixed in areas identified as a concern by the aid effectiveness agenda, with high levels of volatility and lack of predictability particularly problematic.

Suggested Citation

Dornan, Matthew and Pryke, Jonathan, Foreign Aid to the Pacific: Trends and Developments in the Twenty-First Century (July 18, 2017). Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 386–404 ; Crawford School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3058471

Matthew Dornan (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Jonathan Pryke

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre ( email )

7 Liversidge Street (Bld 70)
Lennox Crossing
Canberra, 0200
Australia

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