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The Pacific Research Program (PRP) is a globally pre-eminent centre of excellence for research on the Pacific.
The PRP consortium is led by the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs, in partnership with the Development Policy Centre and the Lowy Institute, and is co-funded by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the consortium partners’ parent bodies. The PRP is now in Phase II (2022-2026) and will take forward new and ongoing research in key priority areas of: gender, inclusion and social change; labour mobility and integration; politics, governance and economic resilience; Papua New Guinea (and Bougainville); and security, regionalism and geopolitics.
The Development Policy Centre leads the PRP’s research into economic development and Pacific migration and integration and is co-host of the annual Pacific Update conference with the University of the South Pacific.
Current areas of our PRP research include:
Analysis of Pacific migration and the diaspora using Australian administrative data
Economic development in the Pacific
The Pacific Labour Mobility Survey
Migration attitudes and perceptions in Australia
The Remittance Diaries
The ADBI-ANU Pacific Research Partnership
Policy and program evaluation, particularly promoting and using randomised controlled trials (RCTs)
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