Through the money they send home, migrant workers play a substantial role in the economy of Pacific Island countries like Tonga. But cumbersome and time-intensive visa procedures often get in the…

Raunak Mittal, Kay Atanda |

Four functions of a successful government COVID-19 response include policy-setting and decision making; operational coordination; information gathering and monitoring & evaluation; and…

Jana Kunicova, Jim Brumby |

Facing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, governments around the world have set up various coordination mechanisms at the center of government (COG) to facilitate pandemic response.

Jana Kunicova, Jim Brumby |

Land and geospatial information systems can make a world of difference when it comes to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Alvaro Federico Barra, Mika-Petteri Torhonen |

To help workers transition to this new normal, governments need to continue implementing strong actions to support workers.

Indhira Santos, Michael Weber |

New Zealand’s success story is often told in terms of its lamb, wool, kiwifruit and agricultural exports. But our country’s greatest asset has always been our people who have been equipped to do…

Annette Dixon |

Photo:  Northern Beaches Hospital | New South Wales Ministry of Health The way that social infrastructure is being built and paid for is changing. New healthcare facilities, prisons, and public…

Simile Karasavidis |

  New Zealand Map.  Photo Credit: Academia maps GeoAtlas When people think about New Zealand’s most famous son, Sir Edmund Hillary, they mostly think about the quiet Auckland bee-keeper who…

Annette Dixon |

New Zealand has a long history of supporting its close neighbors in the Pacific, both in times of disaster and emergencies, and to help improve the lives of many thousands across the region. On…

Kara Mouyis |

In Mozambique in 2003, it took an entrepreneur 168 days to start a business. Today, it takes only 19 days. That kind of transformation has major implications for ambitious men and women who are…

Cecile Fruman |