This report focusses on the vanilla sector in the Cook Islands, Niue and Samoa with the aim of this project to understand how the vanilla sector is being developed and what types of linkages are being established to regional and/or international markets.
This research focusses on the promotion of cultural heritage for sustainable tourism development in the Pacific. The case studies of Samoa and Madang in Papua New Guinea highlight both the opportunities and constraints in developing niche markets in cultural heritage.
This report examines the drivers of and barriers to private sector investment in both foreign and local forms in the Pacific region. The research draws on in-depth case-based interviews with 24 investors from Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands and Niue.
This project focusses on the role of sovereign funds (SFs) in the Pacific. The series of reports document the different types of Pacific Island SFs and sets the broad context and economic case for these funds. The research includes the very small Island nations in Polynesia and Micronesia, as well as the larger and more populous Melanesian Islands such as Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
SINxOPSIS – The Solomon Islands National Ocean Planning Spatial Information System: Spatial decision support tools for seaweed aquaculture planning in the Solomon Islands
This report outlines the spatial decision support tools developed to help planners and policy makers in the Solomon Islands identify sites suitable for seaweed cultivation and demonstrates how innovative technology and local expertise can be integrated to provide ongoing support for planning, investment and community engagement.
This is a desk-based research project conducted in New Zealand on whether distributed generation has the technical and economic potential to replace distribution networks in Pacific Island countries. The research demonstrates variable, but positive, net present values for a range of different types of solar installations in Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands.
Bisnis in Context: Unlocking the Potential for Sustainable Commercial Use of Land in Solomon Islands
In Solomon Islands, there is a growing and continuing push towards land reform and commercial use. This report argues that land is not simply a physical space, it is everything that surrounds it spiritually, culturally and believed in.
Building Pacific research capacity is a significant feature of NZIPR and we are committed to increasing the number of active qualified Pacific researchers. Earlier this month NZIPR awarded three postgraduate one-off grant scholarships to Pacific students who are currently enrolled at each of the consortium universities ‐ the University of Auckland, the University of Otago, and Auckland University of Technology. The one-off grants are intended to enhance the linkages between NZIPR research projects and emerging Pacific researchers, and to support Pacific postgraduate researchers within New Zealand.