Think tank

Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance

PIAS-DG

Suva, Fiji

The Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance (PIASDG) is an Institute under The University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. The PIASDG promoted research and learning in the fields of governance studies and development studies particularly as these relate to the needs of Pacific Island countries. The Institute was succeeded by the School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA) in 2008 which currently houses the interdisciplinary University course, UU200 Ethics and Governance, which is required of all USP undergraduates. SGDIA programs explore how Pacific Island governments, economies and relations with the world affect the daily life of Pacific peoples, including their jobs and political voice as well as their freedoms, safety and cultural expression. SGDIA researchers work in close contact with Pacific regional actors, regularly liaising with civil society organizations, government policy makers, business, and regional and international organizations, such as Transparency International, the Pacific Islands Forum, the UN Development Program, and the Asian Development Bank.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php/piasdg/

Address:
The University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji

Country:
Fiji

Sub-region:
Eastern Asia

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Geographics of focus
Oceania
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
2003
Age (years)
Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance
 18
Fiji average
 18
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: The University of the South Pacific
Founder gender: Other entities
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Sandra Tarte
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2019
Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance
 26
Fiji average
 26
Global average
 121
% Female staff
2019
Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance
 35%
Fiji average
 35%
Global average
 43%

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance
 46
Fiji average
 46
Global average
 6,710

Social

Likes (2021)
Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance
 89,491
Fiji average
 89,491
Global average
 31,343

Data notes

Last updated: 26/01/2020
Boundary organization (find out more): Yes
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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