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Skills or Jobs?

One of the dominant assumptions made about economic development and upward social mobility is that skills are central to both. Labour markets and forms of production, for goods and services have now changed to the point where this orthodoxy needs to be challenged. Rather than skills, what is required for economic development are decently paid […]

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Whither the Pacific?

US and 25 Chinese aid to the Pacific Region. Photo credit: loweyinterpreter In the shifting international relationships between the North and the South, new development ‘actors’ are emerging in the South Pacific region. These Southern development partners have repositioned their practices and priorities and are much less ‘pliant’ than they have been in the past […]

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